Friday, December 08, 2006

Will California elect a Unity ticket?

If I was a Unity candidate (sorry, not this time around :-), that's certainly where I'd focus my energy. Because we historically lean Democrat, both parties always ignore us during Presidential elections. But, consider:

  1. We have the largest number of electoral votes
  2. About one-fifth of our population is Independents
  3. We have a mostly-popular Centrist governor
  4. The rest of the country tends to follow our lead in cultural trends
To be sure, California is big, which makes it expensive to campaign here. But California is a near-perfect microcosm of the rest of the country -- at least those states willing to elect a Unity candidate -- so I think we'd make an awesome testing ground for candidates to hone their message.

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