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  •  Newsom (1+ / 0-)
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    Might have his faults but he is progressive whereas brown is regressive and only would get my vote because it would be better than another repub

    •  Newsom (1+ / 0-)
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      will not be a consideration in the primary.

      He can't raise a dime...

      and is actively disliked inside the CDP, which is progressive.

      Brown might be a conventional progressive.

      He is just competent and able to govern.

      •  conventional yes (1+ / 0-)
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        progressive... I'm sure not convinced.
        Brown seems to have decided to run to the right.

        Of course Newsom isn't all that progressive either, he represents the business - developer faction in SF.

        "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war" - John Adams

        by esquimaux on Wed Oct 07, 2009 at 07:42:42 PM PDT

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        •  I meant unconventional (3+ / 0-)
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          tmo, esquimaux, Dretutz

          and Brown doesn't fit into neat little labels.

          I think he is neither right or left.

          He is Jerry.  And he has a habit of generally turning out to be...

          in the end...

          a visionary and usually correct.

        •  I'm not shilling for newsom (1+ / 0-)
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          and like I said has his faults one of which you point out but come on brown headlined a fundraiser for right wing DA ramos that raised $100 grand! That is definitely the antithesis of progressive unless your qualifying adjective is bullshit. Like I said I'd vote for the guy if that's the choice in the general and it probably will be but let's not go overboard. I mean what did jello say California uber alley jerry uhhhhh

    •  What as Newsom done in SF? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      •  The Gay Marriage thing.. (0+ / 0-)

        ...was a nice gesture. I think it was a clear political act to shore-up support in D8 and appease a powerful constituency that was previously suspicious of him. But it was still the right thing to do.

        Other than that... eh....

    •  Newsom (0+ / 0-)

      Has many faults, and he's not at all progressive. Most of the initiatives that he's running on (SF health insurance being the most visible example) were things that he actively opposed in San Francisco. He's running to the left in the primary as political strategy but if you look at his actual record here in SF you see a vapid politician who does whatever he thinks will advance his political career.

      I'm not going to shill for Brown because he's pretty terrible too (though I'll vote for him), but the idea that Newsom is to the 'left' of Brown is just wrong - they're both fairly corporate Democrats...

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