With Labor Day weekend in the rear-view mirror, we turn to the sprint portion of the campaign season. Well, a “sprint” in the sense that there are “only” eight weeks left until Election Day and all campaigns are now at full-throttle — stumping, advertising, thrusting and parrying.
With all apologies to the folks who run the Amgen Tour of California, what we have here in a political peloton. Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman, Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina are riding in the same pack. Each may claim a lead of some sort, depending on which poll they choose to interpret (spin). But both races are dead heats. Feel free to pick a winner, but the fact is your guess is as good as mine.
What is worth noting is the distinctly different approach each campaign has taken in this remarkable election year. Let’s take a quick look at each one.