It appears that Jerry Brown is going to announce his candidacy for California Governor tomorrow. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that the announcement will be online. But, unfortunately, I think he has a really good chance of winning.
Now I don’t really remember Jerry Brown being governor in the late 70’s and early 80’s but I do remember the crazy stories. Him sleeping on the floor of the governor’s mansion, chilling with Linda Ronstadt, being an over all hippy, etc. But this isn’t the same Jerry Brown.
This Jerry Brown seems to realize that being a party Democrat won’t get him anything but screwed (because they did, many times) so he seems to have picked up his own sensibility. I saw it when he was mayor of Oakland and revamped the schools a bit with boot camps and such. He seems to have become much more fiscally aware and, dare I say, responsible? I can say that he has earned some of our respect.
Now all of this makes him quite dangerous. Can all he has done in the last 10-15 years combat the backlash of his previous governorship? I will probably never vote for him but I have to ask, is he a better option than another Wilson, Arnold and the like? At least this one wouldn’t be labelled a Republican. But I don’t think I can do it.
But do you think that Jerry Brown could really be our next governor?
(HT: Ken Malloy)