GOP Stealing California's '08 Electoral Votes From Right Under Ahnold's Nose
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This post, written by Rick Jacobs, originally appeared on The Huffington Post
Is Arnold Schwarzenegger really just a Simpson's cartoon? Sadly, it's starting to look that way. Have a look at the Courage Campaign video (it's to your right) including the trailer of the Simpson's movie, starring our governor, who believes that he is here to "lead not read."
Ten days ago, he said that he had not read the so-called presidential reform act initiative, which is really a dirty trick designed simply to steal twenty electoral college votes from California's fifty five possible votes. So last Friday, Courage Campaigne strategist and blogger Julia Rosen delivered 2,148 copies of the initiative -- sent courtesy of Courage Campaign members -- to the Governor's Sacramento office so that he could read it over the Labor Day weekend. It takes about five minutes to read, even if English is your second language.
The pressure seems to have had some effect. In an interview yesterday on KABC, the governor said:
"I feel like if you, all the sudden in the middle of the game, start changing the rules it's kind of odd, it almost feels like a loser's mentality, saying I cannot win with those rules, so let me change the rules... I have not made up my mind yet in one way or the other, because I haven't seen the details on it."
Oddly enough, our governor will be joining many of those "losers" this weekend in the desert at the California Republican Party convention. And what are his Republican cronies doing to prevent this cynical ploy to change the rules, lock down the White House, and keep us in Iraq for another four years?
Rick Jacobs chaired Howard Dean's 2003 presidential campaign in California. He is currently Chair and Founder of the Courage Campaign, a progressive political organization in California.