Whatever the results of the Poizner/Whitman GOP Gubernatorial Primary on Tuesday, it is clear that patriots owe Steve Poizner much gratitude; he has put Immigration in play
in California politics. Even The New York Times
Immigration Debate Defines Race in California
By Adam Nagourney June 4 2010:
IRVINE, Calif. â€” Meg Whitman was almost at the end of a 30-minute town hall-style meeting hereâ€¦But one topic had not come up, so Ms. Whitman, a Republican candidate for governor, raised it herself, serving up a stern attack against illegal immigration and a promise that she would protect Californiaâ€™s bordersâ€¦â€¦as her contest for the Republican nomination for governor against Steve Poizner, the state insurance commissioner, enters its final days, she has found herself drawn into a loud and caustic argument over immigration policy.
For Whitman - initially totally useless
on the immigration issue - to be forced into doing a McCain
and pretending to be responsible
running advertisements promising to be â€?tough as nailsâ€? on illegal immigration
can only mean that she and her advisors have been seriously scared.
This is complete news apparently to The Christian Science Monitor
, which tried hard to ignore the issue in
Hefty spending key to Meg Whitman`s late lead in GOP primary
By Daniel B. Wood June 4 2010
Carefully avoiding mentioning Whitmanâ€™s recent immigration ads, Wood quotes Jessica Levinson, political reform director of the Center for Governmental Studies
â€?Unfortunately, in California, the ability to buy television ads can still translate into a lead in the polls. Even with the advent of the internet, money still talks in campaigns.â€?
Bizarrely attributing Whitmanâ€™s stumbling to her Goldman Sachs links which briefly featured in the campaign the report did manage to find a California academic to make the politically correct (and incredible) claim that the immigration
"has not shifted many votesâ€?
â€“ which Whitmanâ€™s late behavior of course refutes. (It also ended with the strange quote
â€?Whitman has run a terrific campaign â€“ very few mistakes,â€? says Robert Stern, president of CGS.
Unsurprisingly, entering â€?Immigrationâ€? into the CGS search engine produces zero items
).Ask The CSMâ€™s
Daniel Wood why his account is so inaccurate.
A highly cogent argument can be made that Californiaâ€™s appalling collapse in a generation from being perhaps the most livable to amongst the most dysfunctional
of States is entirely due to being inundated with huge quantities of economically marginal immigrants â€“ as Joe Guzzardi has documented
for us. And the domestic servant-employing H1-B gorged
Republican elite is to a large degree culpable - along with their parasitical Campaign Consultants
Perhaps the GOP electorate will once again prove slow-witted
in this Primary. But thanks to Steve Poizner it is getting there.