Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer now have good-sized leads in their respective races for governor and senator of California.
I never had any doubt about Boxer. Every time she runs there are dire predictions that this time, wow, she’s really vulnerable and could well lose. Well, she’s never lost a major election and won’t lose this one either. And if opponents consistently under-estimate her, that’s to her advantage.
How did Jerry Brown pull this off? Whitman will spend $150 million of her own money and Brown looked on the ropes a few weeks back yet now his campaign is surging while Whitman’s sputters. He has strange and wondrous political mojo indeed.