Hugh Hewitt

Whitman doesn't have to persuade anyone that she is the real deal when it comes to executive experience, and when she speaks about the crucial need to surround yourself with like-minded, tough executives, she is letting the GOP faithful know that she knows their assessment of Arnold --a set of good intentions crippled by weak of opposite minded staffers.

California usually elects the candidate with the best "story," a nod to our love of the movies. Whitman faces a tough challenges from another experienced billionaire, California's current Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, as well as candidacies from the liberal wing of the party in the person of former Congressman Tom Campbell and from the conservative side of the party via Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy, who might be able to knit together all of the social conservatives against an electorate divided among the better known trio.

Right now, though, Meg Whitman is moving with the assurance of an executive who has a plan and is watching it roll out, phase by phase.

Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt is host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. Hugh Hewitt's new book is The War On The West.