Experts Expound

Experts Expound

Barbara Boxer, although widely viewed as vulnerable this year, is raising more money than her GOP challengers and appears to be on a roll. How do you assess her chances in November?

She wipes the street with wild-eyed Chuck DeVore; sends Carly Fiorina back to living on her Golden Kiss-off from HP; and it’s “pick ‘em” against courtly Tom Campbell.

She’s always viewed as vulnerable and she always wins. Next question…

She wins.

If you think she wins, tell that to Gov. Checchi, Gov. Harman or Gov. Simon.

Depends — if Campbell is her opponent she will be in for a tough fight. Carly would bring too much baggage.

Boxer starts with several assets, including California’s Blue-State rep. But her race has deep national significance and, as such, will be a colossal and expensive battleground, no matter who emerges from the GOP primary. At this point, Boxer’s fate rests on so many fluid variables — opponent, Obama, jobs, foreign wars — that it is impossible to make a cogent prediction. Beware of those who try.

Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

Babs is in real trouble this year….

Carly Fiorina will end up in the scrap heap alongside of Bill Jones, Matt Fong, and the other Republicans who saw Boxer as vulnerable and gotten trashed.

Boxer will win handily. Why? Well I seem to give this same answer to a bunch of different questions. To win a Republican primary in California, you have to be a freaking Sarah Palin nutcase right-wing fanatic. Which, makes you unelectable in a statewide general election. So whoever survives that primary, by definition, is instantly toast.

She will have to work hard to hold this seat unless Republicans make the mistake of nominating DeVore.

California ain’t quittin her…

All depends on the economy – she will likely pull it off but she will have to fight hard for it this time and it will be close.

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