Why a Republican Can Win in California | Brian Harrington | The American Spectator
It’s happened else where, as blue states turn to Republicans to get their fiscal mess in order.
Everyone “knows” that a Republican like John Cox can’t be elected Governor in California because the state is just too blue, right?
Well, the people of Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, or Maine might not know that. Each of those states elected a Republican governor even though they are as blue, or even bluer, than California.
Conventional wisdom was wrong in these other states for the same reason it is wrong in California. Voters there didn’t elect a Republican politician, they elected an outside businessman who happened to be a Republican.
That’s just what John Cox is. He’s not a politician, he’s a successful businessman who has personally created hundreds of jobs and will right California’s fiscal ship, starting with repealing the gas tax that is killing the state’s middle class. And Cox will force the left-wing legislature to curb profligate spending.
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