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Andrew Blount

In a post dated Nov 5th - Laguna Hills Mayor Andrew Blount’s name came in to the mix.

I wrote in that Nov 5th Post that Blount should save his money and not run for Governor. I still feel that way.

However, my local newspaper put out an alert as did the OC Register that he is indeed getting closer to actually running.

Like many Republicans in California, it appears that Blount has latched onto the belief that moderation is the key to victory:

If he runs, Blount said he will focus on jobs and education. He describes himself as a libertarian on social issues, supporting gay marriage rights, abortion rights and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

I agree with immigration reform, but as the readers of this blog know – I am an officer in the CRA for a reason – I am an unapologetic social conservative.
More disturbing for me is that even if I could reconcile to Mr. Blount’s socially liberal views – he appears to have no better of a way to fund his campaign than any of the others.

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, two Republicans who have declared their candidacies, have struggled to raise money, while Kashkari has said his assets total less than $5 million — not enough to self-fund a campaign.

Asked about his net worth, Blount said, “Less than Neel’s.”

Alex: I’ll take Donnelly for $500 please.

 
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  1. Like many Republicans in California, it appears that Blount has latched onto the belief that moderation is the key to victory:

    If he runs, Blount said he will focus on jobs and education. He describes himself as a libertarian on social issues, supporting gay marriage rights, abortion rights and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

    There it is, in a nutshell. A candidate for a state office weighing in on issues that the state has no jurisdiction over (anymore): gay marriage, abortion rights and immigration. Which basically means you can say anything you want on those matters to get elected. You’ll have to do nothing on those issues at all. Surprising that he did not mention guns and Jesus.

    Focus on jobs and education means what? Oh yeah, “no new taxes”/”cut taxes” and “remove job-killing regulations”

    At the same time bellow that government cannot create jobs.

    I agree with immigration reform, but as the readers of this blog know – I am an officer in the CRA for a reason – I am an unapologetic social conservative.

    Commendable honesty. Refreshing on a “libertarian” blog.

    Republicans (in OC at least) are all socially conservative, but some claim to be libertarian because that is somehow seen as more electable. But only as long as you have the Jesus/guns/gays/abortion part nailed down.

  2. skmind – since this is a libertarian blog, other points or view are allowed :-)

  3. I would of rather seen Andrew Blount to run for Lt.Governor.