Skip to main content

View Diary: California House Races 2014 (67 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  For reasons explained (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Alibguy, ArkDem14, Gygaxian

    elsewhere, I first only became aware of this guy a couple of days ago:

    Tossup/Tilt Democratic

    CA-36 Raul Ruiz (D) Coachella, Palm Springs
    Obama 51%, Romney 48%
    Obama 50%, McCain 47%
    Brown 43%, Whitman 49%

    But I've gotta say, just by perusing his wikipedia entry he looks totally fucking awesome.

    I see big things in his future. For context, I said the same about Mr. Obama ca. 2003 (but with considerably less enthusiasm - that was more in the spirit of "calling them like I see them" - something I do unfailing no matter how unpopular the message might be . . .)

    •  I'd like to see Ruiz (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Alibguy, Roadbed Guy, bythesea

      run for Senate in 2016 if Boxer retires, or in 2018 when Feinstein retires.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:06:43 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Yeah, if we could get somebody like him (0+ / 0-)

        to replace Feinstein, that'd be double fucking great!

        wrt Boxer, I suppose it'd more or less a wash.

        btw, have you heard she's retiring in 2016?  If so, that'd be a real shame . .. ..

        •  I really like Feinstein, for the most part (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          KingofSpades, jncca, lordpet8

          She's a moderate Democrat who's very progressive on certain issues that are important to me, and who appeals to wealthy and moderate independents and centrist voters as well as business Democrats, and usually comes on board on any important Democratic policy proposal.

          Anyway, re: Boxer, http://www.biography.com/...

          After winning reelection in 1998, Boxer planned to retire at the end of her second term. She changed her mind, she said, after hearing then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) admonish Democrats for criticizing the George W. Bush administration after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. "Then I got really fearful for my country," Boxer said. "The greatest thing about our country is that we're free and that we debate and we talk."
          Boxer intended to retire 12 years ago. In 2016 she'll be 76, and I think that, unlike in 2010 where there was pressure for her not to leave an open seat in that environment, they'll be pressure for her to step and let in a new generation of California Democrats to the biggest national stage for the state.

          "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

          by ArkDem14 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 02:35:39 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  I have a feeling Feinstein will retire in 2018 (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            ArkDem14

            She'd be 85 with over 5 decades political service at that point.

            In fact, the occasional victory for the GOP cannot hide the fact that this country is fast heading into another era, not of two-party democracy, but a party-and-a-half system. And the GOP is the half a party- Larry Sabato

            by lordpet8 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 04:52:59 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  Of course (1+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              lordpet8

              I was surprised Feinstein ran again in 2012. 2018 and 2016 are going to have a lot of shifting around in California politics. Hopefully Kamela Harris becomes governor in 2018, and folks like Raul Ruiz and Loretta Scanchez having a chance to move up to the U.S. Senate.

              "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

              by ArkDem14 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 05:07:17 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (136)
  • Community (67)
  • Bernie Sanders (49)
  • Elections (36)
  • Hillary Clinton (29)
  • 2016 (28)
  • Culture (28)
  • Climate Change (27)
  • Science (24)
  • Civil Rights (24)
  • Environment (24)
  • Law (20)
  • Media (20)
  • Labor (19)
  • Republicans (18)
  • Spam (17)
  • Barack Obama (17)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (17)
  • International (15)
  • White House (15)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site