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Meg Whitman for Cali

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Meg Whitman is running for CA: http://www.megwhitman.com/

She was a rather exceptional entrepreneur and businesswoman, and she's a Republican.

What do Californians think? Will she be a good governor? Will she win?

This is very important for me - I rather fell in love with SoCal on my recent trip there (socialists in the plane and communist cab drivers excepted) and would love to move there...

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Meg Whitman is running for CA: http://www.megwhitman.com/

She was a rather exceptional entrepreneur and businesswoman, and she's a Republican.

What do Californians think? Will she be a good governor? Will she win?

She is a McCain Republican who never mentions individual rights. I'm not too hopeful.

This is very important for me - I rather fell in love with SoCal on my recent trip there (socialists in the plane and communist cab drivers excepted) and would love to move there...

It's very important to me because I live in Southern California and I wish I had some better options.

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I've just discovered Tom Campbell, who is both leading the polls and apparently has "a libertarian following" (possibly influenced by his PhD mentor the late and great Milton Friedman).

What worries me about Campbell is that he's an academic (and lawyer!) turned politician. From what I understand, what CA needs is an experienced business person with the courage and ability to "fire 40,000 employees of the state" and cut costs across the board rather than spend some more. In the investing world, academics are more often than not completely useless in industry. Whilst Campbell appears to have a stronger philosophical standpoint, I still favour Whitman for that reason. What do you think?

The Democrats are all ridiculous. If one goes through, ouch.

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