Ballots will look different in today's statewide primary
Original post made on Jun 4, 2012
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on Jun 4, 2012 at 9:06 am
Pete Stark has been ranked as one of the 10 worst members of Congress. He is so bad that his own Democrat party rejected him for a powerful commitee charmanship. They were afraid that Stark would profoundly embarass the Democrats. It is with that background that we see Stark endorsed by "The Amateur" President Obama and our own Hippy Mayor. Of course, we know why the Hippy Mayor endorsed Stark. She wants his seat when he finally recognizes he is senile, or he croaks, whichever occurs first. If Swalwell gets in, she would be locked out. That alone is reason enough to vote for Swalwell.
on Jun 4, 2012 at 9:41 am
Okay, I admit it. I find Hosterman to be kind of sexy, and she's smart. If voting for Stark is a way to help her own political trajectory, I'm all for it.
on Jun 4, 2012 at 11:27 am
The only logic I've hear about voting to return Pete Stark to congess goes something like this...
"Sure Pete is old and seems to have lost it, but if you'll just vote for him one more time, then the party insiders will give you a good candidate next time, or when Pete finally decides to retire"
In fact the biggest supporters of Pete in this election seem to be two people who want to run for the office in two years.
One is Hosterman and the other is Ro Khanna.
Sorry you two, but if you wanted the office, then why didn't you face Pete Stark this time.
Remember, 40 years ago, Pete Stark did exactly that, and beat the then 80 year old tired incumbent. He didn't wait until the party insiders said it was OK, and he didn't wait until the incumbent decided he was too cooked to continue.
I for one, won't be deluded by this false "wait until Pete retires" logic. He is no longer capable NOW,, not 2 or 4 years from now.