Jon Fleischman had a post on the FlashReport.org not long ago, blasting Phil Angelides as a terrible candidate; Fleischman called Phil “Bozo the Clown” and ran a cute photo of Bozo too. And Jon is right about one thing; Phil has not been a great candidate (I voted for Westley in the primary).
But I always say, he who laughs last, thinks the slowest.
It’s been hard for Phil to run as a Democrat when the governor has been doing such a Good Job running to the LEFT. The headline on the jump page today’s Page 1 Los Angeles Times story on the governor’s letter to President Bush (go to the page of the front section) says it all. “On stump, Governor all but severs Republican ties.”
Fleischman gloated about how the Democrats in California were stuck with Angelides (kudos to Matt Cunningham for sticking to his guns about the governator’s left-leaning re-election bid; I don’t agree with Matt on much politically, but I think he’s honest in his reflection on the governor’s ties to the GOP).
But now, I’m gloating at how the Republicans are stuck with Schwartzenegger, a RINO in every sense of the word. This election is more like a Democratic primary than anything else and is proof that a conservative Republican philosphy doesn’t play well across the broad spectrum of the state.
I’m a little tired of hearing how the Liberals in San Francisco and LA are out of touch when I think the GOP in the good old OC ought to look in the mirror and ask the same question of themselves. The results from the special election were proof positive OC marches to a different beat than the rest of the state.
And one final note; much as been said of Republicans blasting Tan Ngyuen as a former Democrat who jumped parties for political gain. Couldn’t one say the same thing about Ronald Reagan?