Whitman wins GOP nomination for Governor

KNX Radio, the Washington Post and the NY Times are all calling for Meg Whitman as the Republican candidate for Governor of California.

  4 comments for “Whitman wins GOP nomination for Governor

  1. Phil
    June 9, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I bid $200 million for governor.

    • lefty
      June 9, 2010 at 8:05 am

      Amazing isn’t it?

      Just a few years ago – $200m was the cost of a competitive Presidential campaign.

    • Ltpar
      June 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm

      Come on Phil, take a deep breath here. You know how the game of politics is played. It has always been “He/She who has the gold rules,” and it isn’t likely to change in the near future. That is unfortunate, because it prohibits the average mortal, who would like to contribute to good government in his/her City, County, State or Congress from participating.

      Meanwhile back at the ranch, I realize the concerns of the Democrats about Meg Whitman having funds available to get her message out to the voters. However, it will be the message that gets the voters attention, not the money behind it.

      I am anxiously waiting to see if Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has a new message, fresh ideas and a specific plan to pull California out of the bottomless pit his fellow Democrats have put us in. My gut feeling is that as a zebra can’t get rid of it’s stripes, neither can “Moonbeam” develop a new philosophy to deal with issues such as; jobs, financial accountability, public employee unions, entitlement program waste, anti-business philosophy, education, immigration and taxes. At the same time, I am waiting to see The Whitman Plan on the same issues. My gut feeling tells me that we need someone to step in from outside government and to run California like a business. If Whitman became a billionaire working in the private sector, who knows what she can do for the State of California.

      The candidates have four months to make their pitch and then voters will make their choice. From my perspective, things will only get better with Meg Whitman as Governor of California.

  2. Phil
    June 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm


    $81 million, $71 million of her own fortune. $73.56 a vote. To win California, that’s going to be $327 million. Good fiscal conservatism for you in action.

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