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View Poll Results: Would you vote for Gavin Newsom?
Yes 10 16.95%
No 49 83.05%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-26-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Yes or No and why?
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: The High Seas
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No, because he's a corrupt a-hole.
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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At this point I would vote for Newsom but we don't know that much about him down here [and most has been positive]. I trust many other posters, however, who voice oppostion to Gavin & look forward to the primary. Here's an interesting article on how the race is starting: Newsom jabs at Brown as state Democrats meet - Los Angeles Times
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Absolutely NOT. He has no morales, ethinc or real values. He's a two issue only, repetitively pandering politician and though I'm leaving the state for good in a few months, I wouldn't wish him on California.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: RSM
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That's like asking if you would vote Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Absolutely NOT. He has no morales, ethinc or real values. He's a two issue only, repetitively pandering politician and though I'm leaving the state for good in a few months, I wouldn't wish him on California.
An incompetent administrator more interested in living a celebrity lifestyle than actually governing. Just look at what shape San Francisco is in right now. At least Tony Villaraigosa, who shares many of Newsom's flaws, has accomplished SOMETHING. Newsom has overseen the further decay of one of the urban jewels of America. Admittedly his stance on gay rights is commendable but he does have a very demagoguic quality.

He IS more popular in SoCal than in S.F. because people in SoCal don't have to live with him.

I would only vote for Newsom in a general election if he were running against Meg Whitman and even then I'd hold my nose. If he were running against Tom Campbell, I'd vote GOP. If he were running against Poizner, I'd seriously consider voting Republican. Not sure about Abel Maldonado v. Gavin - I'd probably vote for the Green (likely to be Matt Gonzalez) or the Libertarian (no idea who that would be).
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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No, look at what SF is / has become. That's not the direction I want to see for CA. Can't we get a centrist please?
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: In a Lonely Place
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Oh GOD no.

Newsom's only hope for the Dem nomination is for Jerry Brown to be beamed back to his home star system sometime next spring. If he does somehow clinch it, it would be very good news for the Republicans.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Quatermass;8524011]Oh GOD no.

Newsom's only hope for the Dem nomination is for Jerry Brown to be beamed back to his home star system sometime next spring. If he does somehow clinch it, it would be very good news for the Republicans.

How would that be good news for the GOP? Only if it were someone like Schwarzenegger. If any of the Republicans want to win they need to be in lock-step with Schwarzenegger [not be more conservative

What's the saying about doing the same thing over and over yet expect different outcomes? = insanity. At least Republicans know what they can & certainly not accomplish in California & it has to be a moderate to left-leaning Republican [ie Mayor Riordan.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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That's like asking if you would vote Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor.
I would rather have Villaraigosa for Governor than Newsom. He'd be a stronger candidate despite CA's historical antipathy to electing L.A. mayors to statewide office.

But both will lose to Jerry Brown.
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