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  •   Fiorina and Whitman ... (2+ / 0-)
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     ...I could see these 2 worthless buffoons winning elections in the Deep South or Alaska, but the fact they are not down by 20 points in California blows my mind.

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    by wyvern on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:51:29 AM PDT

    •  Why? CA elected Reagan, Wilson, Schwarzenegger, (9+ / 0-)

      for Governor. Prop 13 passed in CA; Prop 8, etc. etc. etc. etc.

      I hope that Prop 19 drives a lot of otherwise unmotivated voters to the polls.

      There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. -- Robert Hass

      by srkp23 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 09:16:30 AM PDT

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    •  Remember, there are two Californias (7+ / 0-)
      1. Urban and coastal California, which is pretty blue except for the ex-urban counties north and south of LA.
      1. Rural and inland California, inhabited by people whose parents moved here from the south in the 1950's, and "frontiersmen" who would live in Alaska if it weren't so damned cold.

      Politicians who promise LESS government only deliver BAD government.

      by jjohnjj on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 09:27:05 AM PDT

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      •  Almost all states have a divide like that (3+ / 0-)
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        My home state of Washington has the west, where Seattle is, which is New England-level of liberal, and the east, which is much more conservative. Most states have a few ultra-liberal cities, and a much larger, much more sparsely populated rural area: the character of the state is influenced by the ratio between the two, so MA (dominated by Boston) is very liberal while KS (which basically has no cities at all) is conservative. This doesn't predict the politics of Vermont or Utah, but it works well for most other states.

    •  Turnout in midterms in CA hovers around (1+ / 0-)
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      40%.

      Our Conservatives turnout disproportionately in mid-terms.

      "The financial system is broken. We can use that term in late 2008, and I think it's fair to still use the term unfortunately." Paul Volker, 9/23/2010

      by JesseCW on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 09:36:14 AM PDT

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