Skelton Looks At Campbell
Los Angeles Times columnist, George Skelton, takes a look at GOP gubernatorial hopeful, Tom Campbell this morning. It's no secret Campbell has been my preference out of all the major party candidates running for Governor. I still can't help but like the guy but I'm wondering again if I might just end up voting for whoever ends up the Libertarian Party candidate.
Shame, and I'd like to think I'm not being overly focused on some issues. He already seems to have backtracked on decriminalizing marijuana- assuming he ever supported that in the first place. That should be expected, though, shouldn't it? He'll have a tough enough time winning the GOP primary as it is without calling for an end to the pot wars. Still, I would of liked to see at least one candidate stand up on that issue.
Skelton mentioned a few other issues I hadn't brought into the picture in regards gubernatorial candidates: Campbell opposes offshore drilling, supports the so- called open primary and opposes moving back to a part- time legislature. I'm strongly in favor of offshore drilling and, though not firmly entrenched on the opposite side of an open primary or part- time legislature, I'd say I'm on the opposite side of the issue on those, as well.
Ahhh... what do I know? He still might be the best choice among the major party candidates, but it's highly unlikely he'll make it past the primary. We'll keep an eye on the candidates but won't worry about who to vote for until we've narrowed down the candidates a bit.