At the Republican convention this weekend, people are asking whether Meg Whitman will undermine the GOP hard liners because she is refusing to endorse Prop. 23 or Arizona’s immigration law in California.
The better question is whether the hard liners are undermining Meg.
Whether the GOP faithful like it or not, California leans to the left. The election will be decided by “decline to state” voters, who swing both ways.
On Friday, Meg said she would defend Prop. 8, the same-sex marriage initiative that is being challenged in the courts.
Her statement no doubt will please some GOP hard liners, including the “social conservatives.”
But it also will cost her plenty of “decline to state” votes. Many people voted against Prop. 8.
Meg’s campaign is largely self financed. The voters on the right will vote for her anyway.
It’s the ones in the middle Meg has to worry about. And most of us are in the middle.
Her statement about Prop. 8 has got to please Jerry Brown.
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