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Anti-Bush Ads Don’t Help Democrats in Golden State

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 11:50 am - October 4, 2006.
Filed under: 2006 Elections,Bush-hatred,California politics

Well, I’m not the only one noting that California Democrats’ anti-Bush ads haven’t helped their gubernatorial nominee Phil Angelides gain any ground against in his bid to unseat our Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Several political analysts have also been reading the polls.

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior scholar at the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California pointed out that “Voters are aware of the fact that being governor is a completely different job to being president, and that Arnold Schwarzenegger has very little in common with George W. Bush.” She did, however, show some sympathy for Democratic tactics, “I can understand why the Democrats are doing it — there’s very little else they can do because the Governor has been extremely smart in terms of peeling issues away from Angelides.”

While Democrats may be trying to “energise their own base,” a recent survey found “two-thirds of voters in the nation’s most populous state — including 57 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of liberals — say Bush’s leadership will have no bearing on their vote for the next governor.

The director of the survey, Professor Melinda Jackson that Angelides’ strategy of using “President Bush as a weapon against Governor Schwarzenegger” has been “futile.

Despite what people say about us Californians, we’re not all that air-headed. Most people in the Golden State understand that the issue in the gubernatorial contest is which candidate has the best plan for moving the state forward in the next four years. And having looked at the record of both Governor Schwarzenegger and his Democratic opponent, most of us agree that the incumbent has done a pretty decent job since winning the recall election in 2003 and deserves a full term to continue that good work.

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4 Comments

  1. I chuckle every time I see that ad run where they have our Gubernator repeat the name “George W. Bush”. As if pointing out Arnold’s support of our President is enough steam to run on.

    Comment by wordsmith — October 4, 2006 @ 12:55 pm - October 4, 2006

  2. When you get elected by advertising simply that you “aren’t the other guy”..what exactly do you do with your 4 year term? What is your “mandate? Same with the Dems in Congress. If they take back the House or the Senate on day one what is the plan?
    1. Impeach W
    2. Cut and Run
    3. Tax the rich. Those with a combined income of over $100,000 those SOB’s.
    4. Tear down the immigration fence.
    5. Give New Orleans more money to what…buy more busses.
    6. Prosecute BIG OIL for obscene profits so they’ll…….drill for less oil and prices will go up?
    7. Prosecute Wal Mart for low wages and poor benefits. So prices for their customers will……..go up?
    8. Negotiate with OBL. So he’ll kill only Christians and right wingers.
    9. Negotiate with Iran so they will not point their nukes at our big cities cos they’re blue.
    10. Eliminate gay members of Congress so we will never have pages or 19 yr olds harrassed by their elders.
    THE DEMOCRAT CONTRACT WITH AMERICA
    ahh can’t wait for morning in America.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — October 4, 2006 @ 12:59 pm - October 4, 2006

  3. Don’t forget that Angelides also promised to “bring back the California National Guard from Iraq”. To bad no one told him what nationalizing the guard means…

    putz.

    Comment by Tom — October 4, 2006 @ 3:22 pm - October 4, 2006

  4. “To bad no one told him what nationalizing the guard means…

    putz. ”

    What it doesn’t mean is that the federal government owns the Guard forever after. Putz.

    And the process is called “federalizing”.

    He and a lot of other people in other states have been complaining about the state missions going unaswered because of a lack of Guard personnel in their home states. It’s not news. The Guard mission on the Southwest Border is another example of theis federal asset-grabbing. The states have been slow-rollling it from the git-go.

    Comment by Jim — October 5, 2006 @ 6:11 pm - October 5, 2006

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