CalWatchdog, an investigative journalism site that tilts rightward, weighs in on the governor’s race.
[Meg Whitman] says she’s willing to stake a fortune on a candidacy in order to save the state. I just can’t figure what ideas she has that will dramatically reform the state. It’s that authenticity thing again. I have no doubt she would be better than Brown, but I have no hope that she would do anything more far-reaching than the current governor. She is inauthentic. The public sees this. Brown also lacks principle. He goes with the wind, except on a those issues where he is consistently wrong. But he is what he is — he comes across as authentic rather than as a carefully crafted, consultant-tested machine. He’s likable in the way that one likes one’s nutty old uncle. Whitman is cold, calculating, unlikable. These are bad choices at a crucial time.
Neither candidate has provided any coherent plans as to how they plan to solve the $19 billion California budget deficit or stop the deadlock in the California legislature. Sigh.
Based on recent polls, it looks like the nutty uncle will be the next governor of California.