By Jim Campbell
Senator Dianne Feinstein is arrogant, condescending, and will not debate Elizabeth Emken as the liberal Los Angeles Times has challenged her to do. Feinstein can’t debate Emken because in a contrast of their policies Feinstein couldn’t win. The contrast between a rising star among the Republican party and a woman who has long overstayed her welcome would be immediately apparent after the first question was asked.
Dianne Feinstein has been “TOO WRONG” FOR “TOO LONG” and she will be retired on November 6th.
California voters have finally awakened to the fact that the tax policies of Senator Dianne Feinstein have contributed to a bloated burdensome federal government that works well for the 47% of tax payers paying no federal or state income tax, but have driven companies from the state to others with lower tax rates as well as overseas.
They have seen friends homes foreclosed upon, have experienced the humiliation of being terminated and unable to find meaningful employment. They also understand that the 79-year-old Feinstein’ for terms in the senate as she has the audacity to seek a 5th are largely to blame for the economic chaos in the entire country and the state of California.
FIELD POLL ANALYSIS – JULY 2012
Dianne Feinstein’s campaign is trying to use Jedi mind tricks to gloss over what are the most troubling numbers in her 42-year political career. Feinstein’s longtime strategist, Bill Carrick, has been sweeping his hand in front of the media’s faces: “These aren’t the polls you’re looking for… you can go about your business…move along.”
But underneath the headlines, the details show one indisputable fact: according to the Field Poll’s July 2012 survey, Feinstein’s numbers indicate she’s in real trouble. And that Elizabeth Emken, her Republican challenger, has a tremendous upside and a historic opportunity to defeat the most recognizable Democrat in California.
Feinstein is weaker than everyone thinks
- • Feinstein barely broke 50% in a state where Democrats hold a 14% advantage in voter registration.
- • Feinstein’s approval ratings are under 40% in Orange and San Diego counties, the Central Valley and North State, as well as with No Party Preference voters, “Middle of the Road” voters, Asians, and young voters.
22% of Latino voters are still undecided. (entire article below)
Feinstein polls ahead of Emken, but by less than 20% and we’re not even halfway through the summer. More people are supporting Elizabeth Emken today than believed the American Revolution would succeed in 1776. In an anti-incumbent year, Emken is poised for the biggest upset in American political history. If it can happen to Dick Lugar and Russ Feingold, it can happen to Dianne Feinstein.
So how do we take advantage of the fact that Californians are growing less enamored with the political establishment and the failed policies that Dianne Feinstein represents? She’s part of a Democrat establishment in Washington and California that is very powerful, backed by powerful labor unions and interest groups. We know 92% of Senate incumbents win re-election, and the Democrats outnumber Republicans in California. Everyone knows this.
We know we can’t run a typical campaign, and we aren’t going to.
Insurgency versus Establishment
This isn’t World War II, with two roughly equally matched adversaries. This is more like the Revolutionary War, when a smaller yet committed group of insurgents challenged the mightiest and most formidable military on the planet.
The Emken campaign is an insurgency; a rebellion against an entrenched, liberal establishment that has our state and our country headed in the wrong direction. For the past 20 years, Dianne Feinstein has failed to solve the most pressing challenges of our time: California’s stagnant economy, runaway deficits, immigration, water, energy, etc.
Other than that, she’s been great.
This poll proves that we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we’re asking Californians from one end of the state to another to join our rebellion.
Make no mistake–the next four months will be an uphill battle against an entrenched incumbent who is the epitome of the elite, out-of-touch Washington insider. We are determined to run the kind of campaign that Americans are famous for winning—a smaller, yet committed group of insurgents, determined to change the status quo and help return American families to prosperity.