Friday, September 09, 2005

Can Arnold Come Back?

Yes. At least, the media will say there is one.

I have no doubt that there will be one sometime between now and November 8. It is the nature of how the media covers the horserace aspect of any political campaign. Sometime between now and election day, Schwarzenegger will hit his stride, there will be ads on the air for his positions, and the numbers will get better (maybe just a little), and the media will all jump on a "Schwarzenegger Comeback" bandwagon.

Why will this happen? Because as much as there is a liberal media bias (they don't mean to be biased, they just can't help themselves), they have a greater bias to make news when it might not exist. They want to cover interesting races, and they will be biased in favor of spotting the first signs of a Schwarzenegger comeback to make the special more exciting and interesting for them to cover.

The real question is whether the coverage of a Schwarzenegger comeback will actually be one, and will it be enough?

The Governor's team is spinning hard in the insider network, including on a conference call today for GOP consultants and supporters, that all is well, and the public is poised to flock back to Arnold. They argue that their polls show the people support the concepts behind his initiatives, even if they don't support the measures themselves right now.

I tend to believe there is some support for their position. And I agree that the public does want Arnold to succeed. They are cranky and frustrated that he has not, but I think he has at least more time to the well.

It should be an interesting 8 1/2 weeks.

7 Comments:

At 9/09/2005 8:11 PM, Blogger Roseville Conservative said...

I think Aronld will be OK... he has proven to be resillient regardless of the attacks he has endured...

 
At 9/10/2005 1:10 AM, Anonymous OhYeah said...

Yes.

 
At 9/10/2005 12:32 PM, Anonymous John Birch said...

I am tired of Arnold and his fake reforms.

I hope all of his "reforms" loses badly, so he won't seek re-election.

Then, Tom McClintock can run for Gov instead of Lt. Gov and really make changes.

 
At 9/10/2005 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Dems who voted for him have had it, and the independents don't know where the guy they voted for went.

he's toast, toast, toast. as all bullies and fakers deserve to be.

no more Hollywood candidates, please.

 
At 9/12/2005 1:48 PM, Blogger Techunter said...

I have a report on Cameron Smyth's (38th A.D. Assembly)announcement to run. You can view and copy it to your blog here.

Cameron Smyth to Combat Illegal Immigration & Democrats’ Spending As Assemblyman

 
At 9/12/2005 6:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Californians were dumb enough to re-elect Gray Davis. They haven't gotten any smarter.

 
At 9/12/2005 7:25 PM, Blogger Roseville Conservative said...

No Comeback Necessary, Arnold will win going away...

 

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