Skip to comments.Gavin Newsom withdraws from governor's race
Posted on 10/30/2009 3:42:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced this afternoon that he is withdrawing from the California governor's race.
More to follow.
Another fraud out of the way. This guy is truly an empty socialist can
Does that mean that Governor Moonbeam is in?
Perhaps this gov race is between Whitman and Poizner?
Moonbeam is in like Flynn, unless DiFi throws her hat in, I guess.
Wow, I thought he was in it for the long haul.
The actual text of his concession speech: “I’m withdrawing, whether you like it or not!” (thunderous applause)
Hmmmm, Mabye his skeletons in the closet were rattling around and making too much noise!
Not sure if Moonbeam is ‘in.’ When more is revealed about him, he may be ‘out’ of the race as well.
That phone call taping business, and the personal life issues (though most in leftist CA wouldn’t care much about that) could cause him some trouble.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who has been seen as a leading contender to be the next governor of California, announced today that he is quitting the race.
Newsom is withdrawing from the Democratic primary amid lackluster poll numbers and meager fund-raising receipts. His withdrawal leaves state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, who is expected to run even though he has not officially entered the race, with little opposition in the Democratic primary.
Although Newsom had been effectively running for more than a year, his campaign never gained much traction. Even in his hometown, which Newsom touted as a model of cutting-edge policies, his candidacy was widely derided among civic insiders.
Newsom had repeatedly told those close to him that he did not want to embarrass himself in the governor's race.
"With a young family and responsibilities at city hall, I have found it impossible to commit the time required to complete this effort the way it needs to -- and should be -- done," Newsom said in a statement.
He did not know he had a family before he announced he was a candidate?
My guess he is stepping out of someone's way. Probably Di Fi, or possibly Pelosi?
Hate crime, hate crime!
That’s my guess.
What’s he been caught doing this time?
Moonbeam is 100 times preferable to this Newsom scumbag. May even be preferable to RINO Meg Whitman.
Or maybe his closet has passed its capacity for skeletons and they can’t get the door shut anymore.
Exactly what were you saying there?
Whether we like it or not. Too bad this jackass would have been fun on the stump.
Excellent. This Newsom idiot stays in San Fran and does not inflict the rest of us with his crap.
Something tells me that someone has something really juicy on this guy and he’s been “warned”.
He seems to be too much of an egomaniac to just bow out at this point. Somebody’s got his number.
Nazi Nancy’s nephew Newsom?
Be assured, this character has a load of closet material that if brought to public light, would explode.
I think they just defused the bomb, so to speak.
Jerry Brown did a few good things for Oakland...even though he’s a radical greenie.
Nothing... I just thought it was queer how gay he was about leaving the race...
What personal life issues are you talking about?
California is completely f****d. Do you actually think they’ll elect someone other than a complete Socialist? (Maybe the outright Communist?)
Yes. I think California can be Reagan country again.
If I still drank, I'd drink to that...
i agree that Brown is not an acceptable candidate.
however Whitman has a poor personal voting record and she supports amnesty for illegal aliens so she is not acceptable either.
Let me suggest that everyone go out and vote for a third party candidate that IS NOT a professional politician.
let me suggest looking at www.nightingaleforgovernor.com.
she is energetic, conservative and not a professional politician.
I suspect that he found no big-name contributors to carry his campaign. This economic downturn...has trimmed back the dozen or so guys who would carry a governor or senator candidate. I’m guessing he added up the cost and the lack of funding....and gave up early. Face it...in California...you need $100 million to run a top-class governor’s race. Anything less than $60 million in your warchest, won’t do much.
OR ,Mabye the skeletons that hang around with “Any Twosome” need a little more room to do what they do!
His exwife, Kimberly Guilfoyle hinted very strongly that he was, uh, that he batted for the other team.
Altho, i don’t see that as being anything other than a positive for governor of CA.