My friend Sally Zelikovsky says it in the clearest words possible: Unless conservatives in California vote for the Republicans, we will have a Sacramento government made up entirely of San Francisco Democrats. If that horrible outcome sounds painfully obvious to you, you don’t know California.
There are two dynamics in California that are a problem. First, conservatives don’t like the Republican candidates. (They’re right not to. Fiorina is lovely — and may she get well soon — but the others are “eh” at best.) This means California conservatives may be tempted to (a) sit this one out or (b) vote for a write-in or minor candidate. Those are luxuries of ordinary elections, though. In California, this election is not about a favored conservative candidate winning; it’s about making sure the Democratic candidate loses. And the only way to do that is with vast numbers of votes for the Republican, even if that requires some nose holding.
The other dynamic is Prop. 19, the initiative to legalize marijuana. Have you wondered by George Soros is promoting it? Do you think George Soros gives a flying whatsit about whether Californians have legal marijuana? I can assure you that he doesn’t. But he knows one group that does care a great deal, and it’s a group that votes reliably Democrat: young people. Yup. Prop. 19 is a “get out the youthful Democrat vote” effort. This means that, while most young people around America are sitting out this election, there is a very good chance that California’s young people will be heading to the polls.
So if you’re a Californian, and you have memories, increasingly faint memories, of a true Golden State, VOTE and VOTE REPUBLICAN.
Cross-posted at Right Wing News