Wednesday, August 11, 2004


Many Democrats voted for Arnie. Not because of his party, but primarily because he was an outsider. Californians were fed up with the incestuous nature of Gray Davis' tenure as Governor and far preferred an outsider (who just happened to be Republican) to fix the problem.

Another thing Californians liked about Arnie is he said some things that were (from their perspective) decidedly non-Republican when it comes to "social" issues.

How do you square the polls showing Kerry way in the lead in California while Californians give Arnie a 65% approval rating?

I think California is the most transparent example of why Bush's problem isn't Republican vs. Democrat. It's not Bush vs. Kerry.

It's Bush vs. not-Bush.

In that regard, I don't think Arnie can help.


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