Please take a few minutes to read Matt Cunningham’s (Jubal) commentary on the Flash Report here.
Matt is soul searching on whether or not to vote for the Governor’s re-election because the governor is running more left of center than hard right. Arnold has no choice; he was effectively neutered in the special election (I lent my voice to a radio spot against the Governor and will do so again if asked) and with much lingering anger from the electorate over the costly and unnecessary special election, Arnold had to push a more moderate agenda to get any hope of re-election (i’m not voting for him no matter how far to the left he goes).
We do live in a Red County (for a short term anyway) but the majority of voters in California (and the nation) are Democrat and support progressive government. Arnold is merely pandering to the voters in order to win. Need proof? Tom McClintock is as conservative a canddiate there is, but he simply doesn’t have a prayer in the fall election because he is out of the mainstream of the majority of voters in California. The commentary on Arnold reminds me again how opposing views are rarely tolerated in the GOP; Arnold wouldn’t survive this if he wasn’t Arnold (a la Lieberman).
While it might not be as true in the OC yet, Republican and Conservative candidates are facing an uphill fight for office this November. The only thing they have to sell is fear.
I can’t see Matt not voting the GOP ticket down the line. A libertarian vote or a blank ballot is wasted. The aganst in the commentary and the worry in the words with about 60 days to go have to make every Democrat here happy.