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California governor’s race. The nutty uncle vs the calculating iceberg

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.

  • rich mckone

    Voters in California are suffering from schizophrenia. They vote against almost all tax increases but they continue to vote for Democrats almost all the time. Somehow, they can’t connect the two events. The Democrats are owned by the unions and the unions always want tax increases. How will Jerry Brown be able to resist his core supporters after he is elected Governor?

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