Why KT is voting for Jerry Brown:
6. Our desperately needed soul-searching can't begin under Meg Whitman. California conservatives need to acknowledge that we are a small and impotent minority. We're not going to lead a change. Just as only Nixon could go to China, only the liberal opinion makers in Hollywood and Silicon Valley can change the state. There needs to be an intellectual civil war on the left in California in order for things to change. The fastest way to that is to elect one of their own to preside over California's Götterdämmerung.
We encourage you to read the other 5 reasons at the link above.
At first we thought this was brilliant in its perversity but we're coming around now to thinking there is nothing perverse about voting for Jerry Brown.
In a sense, it is similar to voting for John McCain back in 2008. Yeah, perhaps McCain would've held the line on the budget and deficits and not installed a regulatory regime through health care "reform" and dubious energy policies via cap and trade but the slow incremental march of statism would've persisted all without ever bothering to address the structural instabilities and unsustainability of our entitlement regime.
An Obama administration has effectively removed our frog from the simmering water and thrown that frog directly onto the coals. Ouch! We're awake now!
And though it may be the antithesis of citizen activism, we kind of like the idea of sitting back and letting the liberal-Left of this state owning this unfolding disaster. It was their ideas that got us to this condition, let's see what sort of hocus-pocus they can conjure to get us out.