As the campaign season cranks up, the state Republican Party has its convention this weekend. Among Carly, Tom, Chuck, Meg and Steve, who are the potential winners and losers? Are there dark horses out there?
Carly will be the big winner just like she was at the CRA Convention. She is able to articulate the reasons for her positions and is a far better fit with the party than people thought to begin with.
The big question is whether Meg will engage with reporters at any time during the convention. Anything – informal Q-As, full-blown press conferences, whatever.
As is usual, the front-runners have the most to lose and the long shots have the most to gain.
The losers are any of the reporters who are forced to attend this freak show!
The biggest winners: Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer. The GOP’s not-ready-for-prime-time-players will be tripping all over themselves to win the Tea Party vote. Watch for Chuck DeVore, the only true blue conservative in the race, to get the loudest applause.
DeVore is the only one who will get a bump from the convention as the crazy conservatives rally around him. However, that will be short lived as Carly or Tom will win the primary.
No dark horses. Just the same predictable outcomes.
Not to put too fine a point on it but… Dark horses among the GOP statewide candidate pool?
Hopefully Campbell comes out of it with some support, but the Party hasn’t been displaying much wisdom over the last several years.
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