Thursday, May 6, 2010

Palin's Fiorina Endorsement: California's Difficult Decision

Sarah Palin has now endorsed Carly Fiorina and, as can be expected, the supporters of Chuck Devore are disappointed.  I too have been following the primary race in California and was hoping that Chuck Devore would win.  Unfortunately the polls continue to show that my hope is in vain.  I am not sure I agree with some that Fiorina is the best choice, but California voters will have a tough choice to make.  While Campbell enjoys the support of liberal republicans the conservative vote is now split between Devore and Fiorina.  For this reason Campbell has been leading this race for a while.  Situations like this are why I like run-off elections.  Since California has no run-off election voters face the prospect of voting for their chosen candidate and possibly allowing a true liberal in Campbell win or making a pragmatic vote for a candidate that is not the ideal choice to prevent a Campbell win.  Sarah Palin is hoping the voters of California will take the second option.  Her decision is not in line with the purist ideals of some, but “politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best” - Otto von Bismarck.

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