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« on: December 28, 2009, 09:36:17 pm »

her campaign has not been the worst campaigns ever, I strongly disagree with that, but "Carlyfornia" was as much of a website disaster as I've ever seen.

But Fiorina has one of the worst candidate biographies I've ever seen, and she DID get fired from the McCain campaign for repeated incompetence.  The only reason the Republican establishment is touting her is because she can self-fund her campaign.

Boxer has been holding her fire, but once she drops $8million to let California voters know how Carly's tenure at HP went (from being paid to leave to violating sanctions against Iran), I doubt the anti-Boxer vote would be that significant.  
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 12:35:31 am »

Seriously though, the California GOP if they are going to run someone against Boxer should at least try harder at persuading Poizner or Campbell to run against her. I don't see her being able to win against either of the two.

Don't you think you might be overestimating the GOP's chances just a little here?  I like Tom Campbell a lot, he's the only person on any side of the governor's race offering anything but annoying platitudes toward California's fundamental woes, but I also like Cal Cunningham over in North Carolina (a lot more purple of a state) and I'm not sitting around proclaiming he cannot be beaten in his challenge against Burr, let alone that he would be favored.  No matter who the GOP nominates, even if it's Jesus himself, they're going to have a hard-fought, uphill battle in California.  

Fiorina is such a weak candidate.

To say that you "can't see [Boxer] being able to win against either of the two" would be to place this race in the top 3 or higher in terms of competitiveness in the country.  Apologies, but this is almost laughable.    Boxer is probably somewhere between the 7th and 11th most likely Democrat to fall should the Republicans experience a wave in the Senate races.  

Boxer's polling numbers aren't great, but that does not mean she is seriously out of step with the state, it's just general anti-incumbent attitudes that will adjust to the bombardment of negative advertising that will hit Fiorina.

Honestly, I'm not sure if I can think of a mainstream candidate in recent history who has a worse biography than Fiorina.  Some people on this forum don't even consider her to be an "overrated" candidate because of her widely acknowledged inevitable demise.  

Full disclosure:  I've spent a number of hours working for the Boxer campaign.  Hundreds of Tea Partiers who responded to her email blasts with disgustingly sexist remarks found themselves unsubscribed from the mailing list courtesy of some of my efforts Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 01:59:36 am »

I don't think he knows what his issues will be either yet.  He'll probably lose, frankly. 
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