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California, Sans Surrogates

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One thing you can’t help but notice about this year’s election in California is the one thing missing from the campaign trail: famous surrogates and sidekicks. 

California 2010: big guns not welcome?

On other words, where are the Obamas, Bill Clinton (Hillary already with a busy day job), Al Gore . . . either of the Presidents Bush, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani . . . ? 

And the list goes on . . . 

My guess: 

1) 4 out of 5 Californians think the state on the wrong track. Voters give bad grades to both the governor and the Legislature (I’m not making up these numbers — see for yourself). In other words, it’s not a good time to be a politician. And it probably doesn’t help much to have another politician come into the state and offer an “attaboy”. 

2)  My apologies to Shakespeare, but the fault lies not in ourselves, but the stars. Many of these figures are problematic, as far as a California candidacy is concerned. 

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