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Meg Whitman Spends $163 million to Lose the California Election
Locust Blog ^ | October 28th, 2010 | James Buchanan

Posted on 10/28/2010 6:09:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

After defeating Steve Poizner in the Republican primary, it looked as though Meg Whitman would simply steamroll the Democrat candidate. Meg Whitman had been the CEO of e-Bay and became a billionaire in the process. The idea of a successful businesswoman running California had a strong appeal, but an over-managed campaign by inept advisers and Whitman’s inability to take a stand on key issues of the greatest importance to California doomed her campaign to failure.

The individual running against Meg Whitman is none other than aging hippie retread, Jerry Brown, the same bungler who allowed California state workers to unionize, which led to salary and pension deals, that are helping to drive California toward bankruptcy. You’d think Whitman might have mentioned that in a few commercials, but her dream team of “genius” political advisers either didn’t think it was important or they were afraid of offending the union members.

A recent news article reports “Democrat Jerry Brown has opened up a wide lead over his Republican challenger, Meg Whitman, with just eight days left before Election Day, a new LA Times/USC poll has found. Brown’s lead over Whitman has jumped to 13 percentage points. Of the voters surveyed, 52% said they would vote for Brown while just 39% said they planned to vote for Whitman.”

Meg Whitman has failed over and over to make her positions clear on the issues. When the Arizona immigration law SB1070 became national news, Whitman could have clearly voiced her support for it, but instead she produced a bewildering answer that it was OK for Arizona, but bad for California because California is bigger. Why should the size of California matter?


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 163million; buyitnow; ca2010; california; capoll; governorshipforsale; jerrybrown; latimes; megwhitman; moonbeam; usc; whitman
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1 posted on 10/28/2010 6:09:07 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

“a new LA Times/USC poll”

That says it all. I can’t believe Buchanan fell for this.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 6:10:17 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SoConPubbie

Michael Savage was talking about this tonight, and he said if she ran as a conservative as opposed to a wishy washy moderate, and took a stand on illegal immigration she’d be up in the polls.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 6:10:24 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Parley Baer
That says it all. I can’t believe Buchanan fell for this.

Actually, it doesn't.

Read the article, he does a good job of laying out why she is losing.
4 posted on 10/28/2010 6:11:23 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Whitman has done more to “stimulate” the economy of California with her money than all the other Californicator Democrats together and their TARP/Stimulus funds.

Remember, California is to America as Red Square is to Russia/Communism. It will take some time and hard work to clean out both.

Whitman is a start.


5 posted on 10/28/2010 6:13:17 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Whitman is a start.

If Whitman is the start then the California GOP is doomed.
6 posted on 10/28/2010 6:18:06 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Her big mistake was to alienate conservatives by “dissing” Sarah Palin in her debate with Brown.

The nanny episode certainly did not help either.

A case of a RINO who thought she could win as a RINO and got hoisted by her own petard.


7 posted on 10/28/2010 6:18:30 PM PDT by techno
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To: SoConPubbie

Wow, I din’t know the election was over already.


8 posted on 10/28/2010 6:19:25 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: SoConPubbie

For every registered Republican in California, there are over 2 registered Democrats.

California is a blue state, almost like Massachusetts or New York.


9 posted on 10/28/2010 6:19:57 PM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: Doomonyou

Uhhhh, “didn’t”


10 posted on 10/28/2010 6:20:28 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: techno
Her big mistake was to alienate conservatives by “dissing” Sarah Palin in her debate with Brown.

You can add to that her stated support for Tax-payer funded abortion.

She and her team mis-calculated that conservatives and tea-party voters would again accept the "lessor of two evils" again.

I think many of us have had enough.
11 posted on 10/28/2010 6:20:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

The only downside I see to Gov Moonbeam is that I KNOW the rest of us taxpayers will be forced by Baraq to bail them out.


12 posted on 10/28/2010 6:21:23 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SoConPubbie

Well the vote hasn’t happened yet....


13 posted on 10/28/2010 6:21:30 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Ballygrl

Egads! Savage knows nothing about California!


14 posted on 10/28/2010 6:22:34 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well the vote hasn’t happened yet....


15 posted on 10/28/2010 6:22:34 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I was listening Inga Barks, a California conservative radio talk show host when she substituted for Mark Levin. She talked about how difficult a time she would have voting for Meg Whitman but no trouble voting for Carly Fiorina. She was talking about voting 3rd party and at that very moment I realized that Meg had missed the boat with conservatives.

Meg, conservatives have had it up to here voting for RINO’s like McCain in 2008. Never again.


16 posted on 10/28/2010 6:25:30 PM PDT by techno
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To: SoConPubbie

Republicans (who can) must self-finance...they don’t have the free media that Democrats do.


17 posted on 10/28/2010 6:25:54 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: nascarnation
I KNOW the rest of us taxpayers will be forced by Baraq to bail them out.

You may still have hope, all money has to come from the House, and Republicans COULD refuse, however it's not likely 'cause of the RINOs, again.

18 posted on 10/28/2010 6:27:40 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t have a dog in this hunt, but I assume that Whitman
is a RINO, and after her declaring her adoration for Van Jones, I decided that Calliifornya might as well have a
drug infested, dope smoking hippie at the helm when the state
sails away to sink.
My apologies to the great FReepers there that are stuck in the hole.


19 posted on 10/28/2010 6:28:15 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: FloridaSunrise

Stats on voter registrations in California from the Public Policy Institute of California

http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/jtf/JTF_VoterProfilesJTF.pdf

An excerpt:

“THE COMPOSITION OF ELECTORATE HAS SHIFTED SINCE LAST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION.
The number of registered voters in California rose by more than one million between the November 2006 gubernatorial election and the June 2010 gubernatorial primary (from 15.8 to 17 million), and the composition of the electorate has shifted. Democrats constitute 44.5% of registered voters (up 3 points since 2006), Republicans make up 30.8% (down 3.5 points), and decline-to-state or independent voters account for 20.2% (up 1.5 points). Our surveys indicate that among those most likely to vote, 44% are Democrats, 35% are Republicans, and 18% are independents, relatively unchanged since 2006.”

Not great, granted, but hardly a 2:1 ratio.


20 posted on 10/28/2010 6:28:49 PM PDT by Tony in Hawaii (NUTS!)
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To: SoConPubbie
I think she killed herself with playing the victim on the whore comments.

I can't stand democrats, really many Californians for that matter, but when she had the stupid nerve try labeling whore as the W word, I'd have a hard time voting for her.

21 posted on 10/28/2010 6:31:33 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: SoConPubbie

IF Meg loses, it will be because she was not conservative enough.


22 posted on 10/28/2010 6:34:32 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Ballygrl

“....... if she ran as a conservative as opposed to a wishy washy moderate, and took a stand on illegal immigration she’d be up in the polls.”

Meg is a wishy washy moderate al a Mitt Romney, her pal and political advisor.That said I’m still marking her box on the ballot.......anything is better than Brown......even roadkill.


23 posted on 10/28/2010 6:37:17 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Down the Donks! Revolution is Brewing. Make Babs Boxer a part of history....today!)
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To: SoConPubbie

BTTT


24 posted on 10/28/2010 6:40:16 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: techno

That is the reason that I haven’t sent in my absentee ballot, and will have to vote in person, I have tried and tried to get myself to vote for Whitman, and I just can’t get myself to do it.

I was already doing a write in for LT. Governor, I guess I will write in someone for Governor as well, I hate doing that though.


25 posted on 10/28/2010 6:48:40 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: SoConPubbie

If governor moonbeam wins we should saw it off and float california away


26 posted on 10/28/2010 6:52:38 PM PDT by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh well. When folks get a choice between marxist and marxist lite, they usually go with the real McCoy.


27 posted on 10/28/2010 6:53:50 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SoConPubbie

She was a rubbish candidate.


28 posted on 10/28/2010 7:01:44 PM PDT by relictele (Me lumen vos umbra regit)
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To: SoConPubbie
Will be interesting to watch Jerry Brown burn the rest of Mexifornia down.. as Meg Wittman warms her hands in the fire..

Meg is a RINO which is to say a democrat.. better Brown wins so the democrats get the blame for it all..

29 posted on 10/28/2010 7:01:55 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Doomonyou

I didn’t know either.

How negative can some people be. They must want Meg to loose. She is a lot better than Brown. Didn’t some said: “ if you want someone to say something send a man but if you want someone to do something send a woman” :-)


30 posted on 10/28/2010 7:22:19 PM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus Saves)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh well, California is Jerry Brown in the same way it is Arnold.


31 posted on 10/28/2010 7:24:32 PM PDT by pallis
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To: ansel12

“I guess I will write in someone for Governor as well, I hate doing that though.”

Then the liberals’ negative press campaign is working. If the polls were closer, you’d vote for Whitman. See? They won.

So vote for Whitman. But don’t think of it as a vote for her. Think of it as a vote against Brown.

I honestly believe our state will be in better shape four years from now if Whitman is Gov instead of Brown. At least she knows how to run a business.


32 posted on 10/28/2010 7:28:55 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SoConPubbie

Actually, we need California to fail for the nationwide collapse to get rolling. America about to reboot. Constitution 2.0 coming up.


33 posted on 10/28/2010 7:29:53 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: SoConPubbie

Actually, we need California to fail for the nationwide collapse to get rolling. America about to reboot. Constitution 2.0 coming up.


34 posted on 10/28/2010 7:30:08 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: SoConPubbie

RINOs are losers.


35 posted on 10/28/2010 7:33:25 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: SoConPubbie

So you want Jerry Brown, SEIU, Cal Nurses Assoc , ACORN, to take over and kill the state off with the help of radical Mark Leno ?

You want Prop 13 to be overturned and your property taxes to go thru the roof?

You want massive tax increase ?

You want pay carbon credits ?

What exactly is your agenda in trying to CHEER LEAD for radical Jerry Brown ?

Are you this irrational ?


36 posted on 10/28/2010 7:33:46 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: SoConPubbie
By law the Democrats have rigged the voting lines so mostly all Democrats have to win.
Then punch number 2 is the growth of all the government employees and their unions.
Lastly all those with their hands out for this or that program.

So many people on the dole that Democrats have a good 38% of the vote before then make a move.
Then unions and other far surpass on their own 200 million to swing voters for Brown like he has no track record and THAT us where we are.

They also get mostly women to vote for all the bonds and propositions that are bad by saying for the children, teachers and police. (a load of garbage)

You are right, the state is doomed.
These people want to ride the state to the dirt with their hands in the state treasury for as long as possible.

They don't care what the next day brings to those left with their damage in the wake of their greed IMO.

37 posted on 10/28/2010 7:34:36 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SoConPubbie
She put her moeny where her mouth .as. Though I'm much to the right of Meg Whitman I give her a lot of credit for that and have a distant hope that some of that money will push Carly over the finish line through GOTV.

But California really is hopelessly wed to morons like Jerry Brown and Senator Call me Madame.

I suffer in Ct the same way that conservatives in California suffer. Sometimes life's a Joy Behar.

38 posted on 10/28/2010 7:34:59 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: hosepipe

what kind of crazy talk are peddling ?

that the same crap I heard said about Obama and now we have Obamacare to deal with .


39 posted on 10/28/2010 7:36:05 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: Tony in Hawaii
These polls are pure crap.

Field Poll is a JOKE and a Dem push poll operation.

This poll group had Prop 8 Losing and it won.
It had Arnold losing and he won.

The LA Slime poll is pure garbage .

Who knows when the Ca state media is radically left beyond any other state outside NY, ILL, and MA.

40 posted on 10/28/2010 7:40:59 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: ncalburt

Mexifornia WILL bankrupt.. the new Congress WILL NOT bankroll Mexifornia.. Jerry Brown is an idiot..


41 posted on 10/28/2010 7:42:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: nascarnation
The only downside I see to Gov Moonbeam is that I KNOW the rest of us taxpayers will be forced by Baraq to bail them out.

Exactly....Jerry Brown has NO clue what to do - something he previously admitted - and I'm sure he'll go to DC begging zero for our money to pay his union supporters. Makes me want to BARF!

42 posted on 10/28/2010 7:47:52 PM PDT by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: Brown
Agreed .

She is not great at all but these nutters here cheering on Jerry Brown is just over the top.

Half of these poster are DU trolls who come here to astroturf for Brown since all the other elections are going GOP big time.

Note how they won't reply to the question about the massive damage a Dem Gov and State house ?

They just TRASH TRASH TRASH Whitman.

43 posted on 10/28/2010 7:48:55 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: hosepipe

Hello reality here !!!

Calif is the largest economy in the USA and the world for that matter !

If Calif goes under it will drag the entire Federal Reserve and Banking system down.

You better hope Crazy SEIU radical Brown does not win.


44 posted on 10/28/2010 7:51:50 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: Persevero
If the polls were closer, you’d vote for Whitman. See? They won.

I never even thought about the polls, they aren't influencing me.

What is causing me a problem is that Meg Whitman is such a despicable human being, and I just don't think that I can join her on her quest in life.

45 posted on 10/28/2010 7:53:53 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: BunnySlippers

Huh? he’s lived there for over 30 years.


46 posted on 10/28/2010 8:00:24 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: ansel12
I was already doing a write in for LT. Governor, I guess I will write in someone for Governor as well, I hate doing that though.

I voted for Nutmeg but not enthusiatically. I'm just worried that Moonbeam wil raise our taxes higher than she will.

I wrote in Karen England for Lt. Gov. Just couldn't stomach Maldonado. I even got all my family members to writer her in.

47 posted on 10/28/2010 8:00:45 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("May we always be happy & may our enemies always know it!"-Sarah Palin)
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To: ansel12
How the heck does Meg Whitman fall into a despicable category ? Spare me the drama !

You want radical Moonbeam and a radical Dem State house killing Prop 13, ramming thru massive tax increases, ramming thru crab on credits on you energy usage , financing Acorn, ramming thru mark Leno ‘s single health care payor system ?

And you consider Whitman a threat ?

Who are trying to kid here ?

48 posted on 10/28/2010 8:03:12 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, I’m not going to vote for Meg Whitman, I got on the net to see where she is at, because I haven’t looked at her since she won the primary, here is where she is.


FR: So let’s talk about - because I think I read, but I want to make sure that it’s accurate - that you support the use of public funds -

MW: That’s correct.

FR: - for abortions. So if you go into this idea that the theory is that government money should be paid for things that are for the greater good, how would you justify taking, say, my tax dollars and spending it on something that I think we can all agree is controversial?

MW: Absolutely. It is controversial. And by the way, I respect your position on this. I really do respect your position on this, and smart, intelligent, nice people can agree to disagree on this because they are tough issues. My view is that if we are going to be pro-choice, that people do have the ability to have an abortion if they think it is the right thing for them, subject to the rules that we just described, that it needs to be available to all women, and whether you are rich or poor, you need to be able to access that right. And it’s unfair to women who can not afford an abortion, and that’s why I support public funding.

FR: So you would categorize it more as just another health care procedure, just like somebody who’s poor who is on public healthcare for everything else shouldn’t have this excluded from that. I’m just trying to -

MW: I understand. I would say yes. The fact of the matter is this is not just another healthcare procedure. This is not like a heart attack. This is not like a stroke. This is not like whatever. And so I think actually women spend a great deal of time thinking about this. This is an issue that I think women don’t take lightly. No women takes this lightly. And so they think through it on their own for their own situation, and on the choices that they want to make. And so if this is an available procedure, I think it needs to be available for all women.


49 posted on 10/28/2010 8:06:59 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ncalburt
Spare me the drama !

LOL, Too late kid, your first, middle, and last names are "Drama Queen".

50 posted on 10/28/2010 8:09:10 PM PDT by ansel12
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