Skip to comments.CA: In Southland visit, Gavin Newsom touts his centrist positions
Posted on 03/23/2009 7:37:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
For a man prone to belittling politicians, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco is proving to be a deft politician.
In his run for governor, he is summoning all the skills he can to shed the political baggage of his hometown, where taming a rowdy parade is the sort of thing that can set off a popular backlash.
He is known outside San Francisco for one thing above all: his renegade order legalizing same-sex marriage in 2004.
So Newsom has been trekking across the state for weeks, trying to show that the "gigantic order-of-magnitude change" he envisions for California entails much more than gay nuptials.
"One thing I'm not is an ideologue," Newsom said Wednesday at a campaign stop in San Diego.
Among other things, the 41-year-old mayor is trying to live down the in-your-face video of him yelling to a crowd that same-sex marriage would someday be legal "whether you like it or not."
Proposition 8 supporters who used it to great effect in ads for the November ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage have made it that much harder for Newsom to cast himself as less left-wing than the average San Francisco politician.
Newsom tried mightily to remake his image on a five-day swing across Southern California that ended Saturday in Palm Springs. While the state is mired in fiscal crisis, he told crowds, San Francisco's bond rating has risen, and its rainy-day fund is robust.
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Any twosome Newsom?
Well flap my jacks.
As part of his push to build mainstream credentials, he is playing up his professional background outside politics.
I heard someone else claim to be a “centrist” and that’s not going well...
Four white cops murdered in Berkeley thanks to liberal politics and Newsome is now a centrist?
To borrow a phrase from where he is a mayor, I hope he gets an ass pounding in the primary! He’s a tool and should stay in SF, whether he “likes it or not.”
That was East Oakland, not Bezerkely. The two are not the same.
I thought I smelled something funny ...
The only time Newsome is a “centrist” is when he drops trow and grabs his ankles.
No, he is not an ideologue. He is a scum bag politician who cares about only one thing. He wants power and he will do anything in the pursuit of power.
Unfortunately he is no different than the majority of today’s politicians, regardless of Party. The Founding Fathers never wanted professional politicians. We can see the reason why in what they have done to this country.
Very cute puppies,is she pregnant yet?
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Wasn’t me, I used soap and water today. Newsome is about as “centrist” as Pelosi.
What, he is in the center of his bed when his boyfriend goes at him? That center?
It seems the big libs still have spare cash. All those lib actors/actresses want their batting lashes to show up well on those plasma TVs Arnold is trying to ban. Might Arnold balance the budget with an eyelash tax? Although NJ's earlier attempt to place a sales tax on cosmetic surgery didn't work out very well maybe a 90% tax on this would work out better. So what that the drug company selling is based in California; they couldn't possibly want to leave the liberal paradise... Alas they'll never come out ahead with even a 90% tax; Newsom will adding it to the city health plan as soon as he learns of this.
Is that the same wife he screwed around on, boffing the wife of his best friend and chief-of-staff?
Or is that old news?
Gavin Gruesome doesn’t even know where the center IS!
Newsome centrist???? I’m quite sure that is the most hilarious thing I’ve heard in a month of Sundays!