The former MSM Left writers over at Calbuzz have an analysis of the $15 million cash infusion California Governor candidate Steve Poizner has recently announced.
â€œHe didnâ€™t have any other option,â€ said one Republican insider. â€œThere were rumors all over Sacramento that he was going to drop out.â€
Poiznerâ€™s $15 million move will likely stop the bleeding among the gossip-mongering cognoscenti (which heâ€™s done for the moment, at least to judge by campaign flack Jarrod Agenâ€™s success in getting the entire press corps to write exactly the same story Monday). It also may calm some of his current supporters, whose restiveness in the face of his failure to move the needle in the polls seems to have led to the we-got-her-right-where-we-want-her memo his campaign e-blasted last week, which smacked of desperation.
Having made his move, Poiznergreendollar now faces two other, far more difficult tasks: a) actually writing the check heâ€™s promised (weâ€™ll be watching) and b) figuring out how to spend the dough wisely. Weâ€™re also not convinced that $15 million is enough to make the kind of splash â€“ positive, negative or both â€“ he needs.
The fact remains the Poizner candidacy has NOT caught fire in California and he badly trails in the polls to both Meg Whitman and Tom Campbell (who has been rumored ready to drop out and run for the U.S. Senate against Carly Firoina and Chuck DeVore).
Frankly, I can think of a better way to waste $15 million. Poizner is not going to be elected Governor of California and we are not even talking about a run against Democrat Jerry Brown.
So, who quits first? Poizner or Campbell? Or both?
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