All that being said, I am voting for Tom Campbell, for whom I have done some work over the years -- and I hope other California Republicans will vote for him, too.
Perhaps that's why conservatives like George Shulz
, Ward Connerly
and Bill Simon
have endorsed Campbell -- along with the editorial boards of ten newspapers (including conservative papers like the Orange County Register and Bakersfield Californian).
Carly Fiorina has been competing hard for the nomination, but she will have serious vulnerabilities in the fall election -- including her stewardship of Hewlett Packard and other matters referenced in the ad here: http://www.thebookoncarly.com/
. If you take a moment to watch it, I believe you'll be convinced that not only will Boxer defeat her, but her candidacy will be used against Republicans generally to paint them as the "stooges" of "greedy" big businesspeople.
I don't agree with Tom Campbell on everything, but I believe he is a principled, smart man who is honest about where he does and doesn't agree with the "conservative line." And I can respect someone who is forthright with me -- rather than someone who presents herself as a doctrinaire conservative when talking with them, and then appears to be something else altogether
when she's with others.
I am a proud Republican, and I will support whoever wins California's Senate primary tomorrow.