Interesting bit of news from SFGate regarding Senator Feinstein’s 2012 Re-election battle:
…the landscape may change soon, analysts said, given Feinstein’s recent campaign money problems and a Field Poll released today that gives one of California’s most consistently popular politicians a 41 percent approval rating, the lowest of her Senate career.
One person considering a run, The Chronicle has learned, is Michael Reagan, a former conservative talk-radio host and the son of former President Ronald Reagan.
Republicans may consider a challenge to Feinstein less foreboding after the survey of 1,001 registered voters found that 39 percent disapprove of Feinstein’s performance and 20 percent have no opinion.
For the first time since being elected to the Senate in 1992, a plurality – 44 percent – of Field Poll respondents were “not inclined” to vote for her while 41 percent were…
I’ll donate to him – he’s all right on the issues…but it has been a looong time since California was “Reagan Country”. Though there would be a certain satisfaction if the upcoming political revolution in 2012 included electing a Reagan in California.
But, we shall see – given that the hopelessly liberal Jerry Brown was elected by the people of California to get them out of the mess brought on by hopelessly liberal policies, we have to assume that the level of political intelligence in California is quite low. Think about it – the choice last year was between a dynamic, successful private-sector executive and the man who did more than most to set California on the path to disaster back in the 1970’s…Californians choose the creator of disaster.
Still, I hope Reagan goes for it – it would be endlessly fun, if nothing else.
As much as I dislike Democrats, Feinstein is actually one of the more reasonable ones. She is not caustic like Boxer, Pelosi, DWS, etc. I will be happy to see Michael Reagan challenge Feinstein. However, I wish he would have challenged Boxer. She is a bitch on wheels. And, sadly, she is also my Senator.