The purpose of the special election, like that of the one that will occur in Delayâ€™s district, is based on the premise that Republicans are more likely to vote when voter turnout is low. After all, what is the purpose in Governor Schwarzenegger wasting resources on an election after the last debacle with the midterms so close, especially after the last debacle?
It has some significance to me because even though most of PacBeach is not part of CA-50, the part I live in, the rich, conservative part, falls just within it. (By the way, special kudos to GovTrack for a creative use of GoogleMaps.)
I had a lot of fun needling my dad with e-mails because of this. My favorite fun was this gem of a link.
Heâ€™s now of the sort that he doesnâ€™t want to be troubled by politics, and if he were to be troubled heâ€™d vote Republican, so my purpose was definitely not a private GOTV effort. Itâ€™s just that I want to hammer home something that Iâ€™ve told him for the last few years now: â€œDad, you know if Ken and I agree on politics, something is really, really wrong.â€ I know it is weird for most people to hear this now, but my brother once bought me a Peopleâ€™s Republic of Berkeley t-shirt because I was too conservative. (I love this shirt.)
If you are wondering what the results will be here they are.
Personally, Iâ€™d be surprised if a Democrat wins this district. As Steven Colbert says, â€œCA 50 is now dead to me.â€