Dear Readers: I voted in today’s election already. It was in a little Tierrasanta garage, and about 12 people had already voted this morning when I arrived. Basically, I stuck to my ballot recommendations. This morning, my first vote went for Mickey Kaus — the Democratic Senatorial candidate challenging Babs Boxer.
Mickey Kaus prepared an essay summarizing the reasons for his run, as well as some of his new insights after participating as a candidate. THIS ARTICLE IS ESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL TEA PARTY PATRIOTS! A snippet is below —
It’s a self-perpetuating machine. State of the art. Unfortunately it increasingly listens only to those who run it. Average citizens aren’t consulted, and when they speak up they aren’t listened to. After all, who are they? The Democratic machine—increasingly—serves neither their interests, nor the requirements of common sense. It’s leading our state and nation into a dead end. Unless we change it, it will destroy our party.
There’s more, but it should serve as a wake-up call to fair-minded Democratic citizens everywhere. Please read it.
So, after returning from the vote, I noticed an email from Mickey Kaus in the”inbox”. So, I dash off a note of support: Yours was the first name I filled in on the ballot. God Bless you, and thank you for this very brave run. Voting for you was my sole joy today. I will pray you make a good showing.
And a minute later, I received this kind and personal response from Mr. Kaus:
Those few, personalized words to my short note was far more than any I gave ever received from the robo-letters generated by Boxer’s staff in reply to my many notes of protest.
However, I must admit, I also enjoyed voting for Jay LaSeur for Sheriff very much, too. I have met him several time during Tea Party events, in which he was personable, sensible and seemed to convey he was there to serve San Diego’s citizens.
I will have thoughts on the results to share with you tomorrow. However, I wanted to share Tammy Bruce’s assessment of the grim Gubernatorial selection. [MUT Note — I ended up voting for Richard Aguirre for Governor — as he is 1) a businessman; 2) a San Diego resident; and, 3) NOT Jerry Brown].
Tammy Bruce is going for Meg Whitman (as a non-declared voter, she can select from any party’s primary — and is doing the Republican ballot). She says that she is told there is an “evil Meg”, who makes grown men quake in their boots. Tammy also indicated public sector union leaders are a personal target Whitman has. I think Tammy hopes Meg will take the aggressive tact of New Jersey Governor Christie, which is making him popular with conservatives of all stripes nationwide.
I have previously provided evidence that she won’t hesitate to use strong-arm tactics to get what she wants. Perhaps, Tammy thinks this approach will serve Californians best. Additionally, Tammy was most impressed by Dick Cheney’s endorsement of Whitman.
My only other specific recommendation is for Kevin Beiser, who I had the pleasure meeting at the Tierrasanta Patriots Day Parade. He was campaigning the old-fashioned way, face-to-face with individual voters. He is the Math Teach of the Year, has business management experience, and wants to trim wasteful spending and bureaucracy. In other words, he is everything that I want in a candidate at the local level.
Have a great day people. And, for my cherished readers who are not Californians, please pray that we make the best choices possible to set us up for our “Remember November” campaign.
UPDATE: Kevin B. wrote me too! Thanks.
UPDATE 2: I am thrilled by San Diego Network News column on my ballot choices is towards the top of their most popular list! 🙂
UPDATE 3: Left Coat Rebel notes his voted for Chuck Devore, Jay LaSeur and Meg Whitman. He summarizes nicely:
HP exec Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman are the expected winners today which leaves me less than excited to ponder another round of tech titans with ‘r’s instead of ‘d’s but Boxer curbside is something exciting that I thought we would never see.
Check out his site for continued updates. 🙂