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  •  Whitman is GOP, right? (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't know much about her.  Has she shown more moderate tendencies?  I got the impression that she's sort of an unknown politically right now.

    Plus she'd have to beat many better known GOPers in their primary.

    •  She is a Republican (5+ / 0-)
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      ctami, wu ming, barath, jj32, moosely2006

      I am frankly stunned anyone at this site would advocate for that McCain supporting hack.

      I'm not part of a redneck agenda - Green Day
      Neither is California High Speed Rail

      by eugene on Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 09:54:53 PM PST

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      •  As stated above and below (1+ / 0-)
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        I wasn't advocating her- just thought that some honest discussion would help and having some personal interaction with someone who will likely be involved in the race warranted inclusion in a discussion on the board, especially since there is a distinct shot she'll be the person our guy/gal is going against.

        Wouldn't prefer her to a vast majority of the candidates, but if you think Gavin would make a better Governor for this state, I've got a bridge to sell you.

        •  Gavin has his problems (2+ / 0-)
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          doinaheckuvanutjob, TFinSF

          But he would make a good governor. He has been a strong advocate for universal health care, for example, and is a policy wonk. I don't agree with all his positions, and think he ought to be more progressive, but he would do very good things for our state as governor.

          And the way I read your first post, it certainly sounded like you were advocating her or suggesting she might have something good to offer the state. As I said below, the ball's in your court on that one. The person offering the counterintuitive theory is the one who must defend it.

          I'm not part of a redneck agenda - Green Day
          Neither is California High Speed Rail

          by eugene on Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 10:04:40 PM PST

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        •  Didn't know much about Newsom... (0+ / 0-)

          ... I'm from SoCal. But I happened to catch his on-stage discussion with YouTube Cofounder Steve Chen on the City cable channel when I was last up there.

          They had a lively conversation about politics in the streaming-video eara, doing business in the Bay area (Gavin knew exactly how many YouTube employees were located within city limits) and more...

          The guy is smart. No, lets make that a capital-S, Boldface Smart.

          He communicates well, he dresses better than John Kerry and he has a gravely blue-collar voice that must endear him to those who are put off by his wardrobe.

          I'd like to see him seek higher office. But he'll have to get away from San Francisco first. Prop-8 has made him toxic to too many voters, statewide. Maybe he can do a tour in Congress, or as Lt.Gov, or SecState to broaden his resume.

          BushCheney Inc. - They lied to me, they lied to you, they lied to our troops.

          by jjohnjj on Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 11:07:41 PM PST

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          •  I agree. Prop 8 campaign where Newsome became (1+ / 0-)
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            the focus of the Yes on 8 campaign.  He was the butt of a political ad and it worked.  Newsome has lost a lot of creds with the Prop 8 campaign.  He should wait til 2012 and the heat generated from the Prop 8 campaign ads dies down.

      •  She's also got Steve Schmidt advising her (1+ / 0-)
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        I believe.

        •  Geez, that is horrible. A Rovian winger for Gov. (0+ / 0-)

          The other Rethugs running also suck badly. We should win this time. Hope it isn't Feinstein, she's by far the worst of the bunch and yet, horribly, the most electable. Her centrist p.r. garbage makes her beloved by moderate swing voters, high popularity ratings. She doesn't give a crap about health care access (except for women's clinics), hasn't a clue about the changing landscape of America, and is regressively repressively corporate. Jello Biafra was always right about her when he called her Mayor Daley (the original corrupt 1968 one) without jowels, except now she probably has the jowels. I really, really, hope she doesn't run.

          Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

          by doinaheckuvanutjob on Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 01:12:12 AM PST

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