Tag Archives: Meg Whitman

Presidential Campaigns, California Style

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As Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has ramped up his rhetoric on the topic of illegal immigration in the 2012 race for the White House, you can forgive California political watchers if they feel a sense of déjà vu. Not … Continue reading »


Voters More Diverse... and Confused... Than Ever

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In politics, there’s often a danger in relying too much on conventional wisdom. And a just released statewide poll on the November election confirms that danger, as it seems California’s electorate is starting to look and act differently than expected. … Continue reading »


GOP's Cooley Beats... GOP's Whitman

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It may not be much of a consolation prize if the current trend in the vote count continues, but the most popular California Republican on Election Day was Steve Cooley. The party’s standard bearer, Meg Whitman, looks as though she’ll … Continue reading »


Brown's Challenges, Whitman's Adieu

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Every election finds the gap between the winner and loser widening at an exponential rate after the results come in; winners become leaders-in-waiting, losers find themselves knee deep in the muck of criticism and post-game analysis. So no one should … Continue reading »


Call the Coroner: The Election Post-Mortem

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Happy Democrats. Angry Republicans. Mixed messages from the voters. Three admittedly obvious but major stories this morning from California’s 2010 elections.


Jerry, Meg: The Wee Small Hours

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Jerry Brown was making his way out of a packed diner in downtown Chico. He’d just given a thorough, though a bit rambling, defense of why he is asking voters to again elect him as governor. And now, he was … Continue reading »


Campaign Check: The Final Analysis

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The long, ugly, and unbelievably expensive race for governor is almost over. And now, the tough question: have the voters really learned what they need to know to make an informed choice? Our final Campaign Check segment on this weekend’s … Continue reading »


Field Poll: Brown Over Whitman By 10

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There’s a reason that everyone loves the famous photo of Harry Truman holding up the newspaper that mistakenly pronounced his political death: it seems to prove that ‘it ain’t over ’til it’s over.’ Perhaps Meg Whitman and her supporters won’t … Continue reading »


Meg, Not Arnold, Makes World Series Bet

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Let’s state the obvious from the get-go: bets between politicians are corny. No one really cares what knickknack or cuisine from someone’s home state will be served up to the victor of a sporting event. But as the World Series … Continue reading »


Jerry Pledges, Meg Explains, Arnold Loves It

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She had them, she lost them. He answered a big question weakly, but quickly jumped on the bandwagon of positivity. And the guy who seemed to be loving every minute of it: the departing incumbent. Consider that to be the … Continue reading »