Can any Democrat stop Jerry Brown from becoming our next Governor?

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The only thing we know for sure about L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is that he knows how to score with female reporters.  I suppose if he was running for President of Viagra he would win in a landslide.  But seriously, how can anyone look at this guy as a legitimate gubernatorial candidate, in a state as troubled as California?  He is nothing more than a horn dog masquerading as a politician.

So what about his counterpart in San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom?  Sigh.  He is best known for sleeping with his campaign manager’s wife, while she was in a drug induced stupor, and of course those obnoxious Prop. 8 radio ads, where he was cast as the ultimate liberal bad guy.  He is a walking “no se puede.”

So can any other Democrats take out former and perhaps future Governor Jerry Brown, who is currently our State Attorney General?

The guy who had the best chance of doing so, Lt. Governor John Garamendi, is now running for a seat in Congress.

I don’t know of any other Democrats who are running for Governor.  The blue cupboard is bare.

If you are a decline to state voter, you are really screwed then because the California Republican Party won’t let you vote in their primary.  So even if you wanted to vote for moderate former Congressman Tom Campbell, you can’t.  You have to pick a Democrat – or some unknown third party candidate who has no chance of winning.

If I had to pick a Democrat I guess I would have to go with retread Jerry Brown. But I have serious reservations about the 70 year old.  “Brown’s website says not a word about the budget mess. Nor does his Facebook site, although it does feature a recipe for his mother Bernice’s banana cake. (“Make the cake the day before serving,” the site recommends.),” according to the L.A. Times.

I can’t vote for Villaraigosa or Newsom, no way.  I don’t much like Brown, and would rather vote for Campbell, but as a registered Libertarian I can’t.

I don’t know if the Libertarians will field a gubernatorial candidate.  One pick who would be intriguing is recently retired Orange County Superior Court Jim Gray, but he has not shown an interest in running for high office again.  And he is better off running for a local office in Orange County at some point in the near future.

So we’re stuck with Brown.  Sigh.  Is that really the best the Democrats can come up with?  Why are no Democratic women running?  Why is Villaraigosa the only minority candidate?  What sort of selection is this for the supposedly diverse Democratic Party?  What a joke!

Maybe they should let us vote for “None of the Above?”

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