Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tech ladies to lead GOP in CA
Tom Smith

I may be somewhat to their right politically, but I'm pretty happy with Carly and Meg as nominees.  Perhaps more conservative candidates would have a harder time getting elected.  California politics is strange and difficult even for people to live here to understand.  It's a bit like a very wealthy but third world country.  You've got lots of old families, unions, ethnic groups large and small, big time corruption, big powerful institutions, every religion imaginable.  Every mistake it's possible to make has been made and written into law if not the constitution.  Think of it as the Titanic but powered by a nuclear reactor that's going critical.  It's hard to see how any governor could make a success of it, but who knows, maybe Meg Whitman has what it takes.

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I don't know about Meg, but if Carly does the same job with California that she did with HP, then I will be moving out of state.

Posted by: Michael F. Martin | Jun 9, 2010 1:24:09 PM

Meg far outclasses Carly. She is one of those few Americans in politics or high office who has excelled in science and math. She is in a small class, along with Thatcher and Merkel.

Most of the others, including all but Breyer on SCOTUS, all but about 8 on COTUS, and all the recent POTUS, haven't slightest inkling of anything substantial like Econ, Math, Physics or Engineering. I'm sure Meg could explain to community-organizer Barack about oil leaks.

Posted by: Jimbino | Jun 9, 2010 1:50:59 PM

I was rooting for Tom Campbell. Congress needs a grown-up who's serious about trying to control the deficit.

Posted by: Tung Yin | Jun 9, 2010 1:51:56 PM

True about HP. That was kind of a disaster. But we comparing her to Boxer. Campbell was much more qualified. But he is a RINO's RINO.

Posted by: Tom Smith | Jun 9, 2010 3:28:28 PM

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Posted by: Johnny | Jun 9, 2010 3:53:00 PM

Vamos a ver. Fiorina was incompetent at HP. Whitman gets undeserved credit for eBay, which IMO succeeded despite poor management because it's a natural monopoly. But they are both probably better than the incumbents, and even if they aren't the incumbents deserve to be removed.

Posted by: Jonathan | Jun 9, 2010 5:29:44 PM

I see Whitman as another rich individual on an ego trip. If she wins (doubtful in a state where the tax payers are outnumbered by the tax eaters), how long will she stand up to the onslaught of hate, lies, and slanders from the Left? I think she'll fold and let the Democrats in the legislature have their way, so she can at least get invited to the better parties.

We need a Chris Christie (or a Margaret Thatcher). I don't see that happening.

Posted by: Andrew | Jun 9, 2010 9:02:34 PM

Even assuming Carly was incompetent, she will run nothing as a Senator, but simply be a moderate Republican vote -- a clear improvement over Boxer.

Posted by: Mike Rappaport | Jun 10, 2010 12:01:29 AM

LOL about Campbell's being a RINO's RINO. Reasonable minds can disagree about whether that's a negative or a positive, but for me, it's the latter. In Campbell's case, though, I'm sure it's fair to label him as such. My sense was that he didn't care much at all about pushing the social issues on a political level; what he cared about was strictly the fiscal restraint side of the puzzle, which is something the Republican Party completely lost sight of from 2000-06.

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