Dear Readers: My fellow Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition co-founder, Sarah, and I were just chatting about the Trifecta of issues we are targeting for the November election: the proposed San Diego sales tax increase, supporting PROPOSITION 23, and knocking-out Babs Boxer.
Sarah and both noted during that conversation that we had her little from the Fiorina campaign since her victory in the June primary, yet Meg Whitman is running some very effective radio ads against Jerry Brown (I love the juxtaposition of the era music over Brown’s list of failures). As the Fiorina win in the Senatorial race could send a strong message to Washington regarding The People’s opinion of the socialism of the Obama administration, I am really concerned about the radio silence.
Happily, one piece of heartening news came out yesterday: Field poll shows Boxer in trouble in CA . Yet, the state Republican Party would be foolish to not show a little initiative and innovation by going after Babs more aggressively. Boxer is nothing if not toxic to the business environment of California and the prosperity of its citizens. I think Meg’s campaign is right on track, and is in keeping with the anti-incumbent spirit of other (hopefully successful) campaigns.
If Carly manages to pull out a victory this November, I think she can thank Meg for two reasons:
* Meg’s campaign is a great example to follow.
* Voters inspired enough to vote for Meg will probably NOT vote for Boxer.
This is the year of the “Mama Grizzlies”. I KNOW my involvement with the Tea Party movement stems directly from my concern about my son’s future success. I think Team Carly should start taking Meg’s lead and getting in touch with her inner bear.
One cheap piece of advice, which I humbly offer (as a Tea Party Democrat) to the California GOP: Don’t insult the intelligence of the Independent-Conservative voter (especially members of Tea Party groups) by promoting either Whitman or Fiorina as the “best covervative, evah, after Reagan“.
Such blatant lies do a disservice to the better qualities of these two candidates, and mocks the level of real engagement of California’s voting citizens. I am doing my darnedest to convince some ardent independent conservatives I know to pull the level for both of these ladies, and I will not try and make either of them out to be an icon of constitutional conservatism. Here is a good sample of the target group that the GOP needs to win-over to have a successful November:
I urge those of you interested in the progress of the California election in November to check in with these fine pundits regularly.
One last piece of advice I give freely to the California GOP, as it pertains to the Senate race — tie in Boxer’s support of Cap & Trade directly to PROPOSITION 23 — the measure that will repeal the state’s version of the economy-crushing legislation.
UPDATE: Babs is reeling from the first blow, which was the poll result I lived above. Babs is beginning to babble!!!