Jerry Brown’s Chances; Money in Politics …

by on June 8, 2010

To the Editor:

Jerry Brown has been mostly silent, conserving his campaign cash. But when Brown has spoken, he as at times seemed really off-topic, unfocused. This worries longtime Democrats. Perhaps he will focus when it starts to count. I wonder, however, if his ties to public employees unions will hurt him. Public employees’ pension plans are unsupportable in their current state, and the public is waking up to that fact. We will need a governor who can face them down and get the state back to fiscal health generally. For myself, I can’t decide if that’s Brown or Whitman. But I doubt I am the only Democrat asking herself that question.

Dana B.
San Francisco

To the Editor:

Thank you for your “fair and balanced” journalism. Regardless of what political spectrum a candidate may aligned onto, the fact of the matter is in politics money matters. It is the name of the game. So the question really is, does a politician abandons his/her moral principles in order to get elected into public office? The answer is yes. Otherwise, the devil’s game of politics will die.

Andres Bonifacio
San Francisco

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