Friday, September 26, 2003

California Politics is a Different Game

Mark Shea has got it right on a lot of things when it comes to religion and the Church, but when it comes to the California recall election, he suffers from the same misunderstanding that a lot of well-meaning pro-life conservatives who support Tom McClintock have been effectively presuming: that the Oct. 7 election is a primary leading to a general election. It's not. As such, given the various poll numbers which consistently show that Tom McClintock will, at best, finish in a distant third, I think Shea is way off base to chastise the California GOP as the Stupid Party for its de facto endorsement of Ahnuld. At this stage of the game, and given everything that is stake, the powers that be in the state GOP would be stupid if they didn't unite behind muscle head.

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