I don’t blame my fellow Californians for this sorry situation, I blame the leadership of the Republican party, which is badly in need of new blood -- of dedicated party members who are willing to roll up their sleeves and go out and find grass-roots candidates and back them to the hilt.
We can win elections when we turn from building from the top down and start building from the bottom up. That’s the way successful parties go about the business of winning elections.
It’s important to observe the stunning success of the GOP in other states. Their success was entirely due to their grass-roots efforts that attracted such newly activated groups as the tea parties, the AFP and other such neighborhood-level political activists.
It’s time to get to work rebuilding the party of fiscal sanity and restraint. We must reclaim California and do it now. If we fail, California will become the Greece of the new world.