Consider this the start of “What Do You Think?” reborn & remixed. I’d like to occasionally throw the floor to all of you here at LibOC to have your say on the major state & local news of the day. So anyways, let’s get to today’s topic.
There seems to be a whole lot of buzz in the state about Sen. Dianne Feinstein considering a run for Governor in 2010. Willie Brown thinks the other likely candidates (San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, Attorney Gen. Jerry Brown, etc.) should step aside should “DiFi” run. Some progressive activists are already threatening to mount a serious primary challenge should Feinstein run. The chattering class is debating whether Feinstein represents Democrats’ best chance of regaining the Governor’s seat in 2010, as she remains the single most popular politician in California.
All I know about it is I don’t know what exactly to believe. That’s why I’m ready to throw it to you. What do you think about Dianne Feinstein possibly running for Governor?
Is she just the right person for the job? Or is she too “conservative” to be considered a true Democrat? Will she be a shoo-in if she decides to run? Or could the GOP still come up with a candidate (Insurance Comm. Steve Poizner? Fmr. HP CEO Carly Fiorina?) who could mount a real challenge? Or better yet, could Garamendi or Brown or someone else still win the Democratic Primary?
I know it’s still early to be thinking about 2010. Heck, the 2008 election is still far from over! But hey, why should that stop us from talking about the future of state politics?
So go ahead. Have your say. Tell us what you think of the “DiFi for Governor” rumors.