Meg Whitman has dominated the airways in California. I am assaulted by her campaign everywhere I go. Her ads are so transparently manipulative, as commercial after commercial shows her giggling and holding giant foam letters that spell "Ebay." Is anyone else absolutely creeped out by this? If you have your TV on mute you might simply think it's an ad for Ebay - that's how gratuitous it is! Obviously she has an army of people who are masters of marketing and advertising. I believe in the power of psychological advertising and I do not doubt for a second that a lot of people will ingest this crap, whether consciously or subconsciously, and they will make the mental connection at the ballot box: "Well, I do love that ebay, man. That company is great. Remember that amazing coat I found on there? It really is an awesome thing, that Ebay." And with that comes a little check next to Meg's name. It makes me physically ill. I love California. I have lived here my entire life and I think it is a truly amazing state. But I fear for us, and I fear for our children. When did it become okay to have mega ceo's run for political positions? Has she even taken one damn poli-sci class in college?!?! To Meg, I say please leave public service to those civil servants who actually know how to put themselves on the line in order to advocate for the people they represent; we do not need someone who is simply driven by the bottom line. And No, Meg, I DO NOT think California needs to be run "a little bit more like a business" you presumptuous, haughty, mega-millionaire.

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surfan 5 years 1 week ago
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Well, I certainly don't support Whitman---but I have a hard time supporting ANYONE running for office. But the state I was born and lived in all my life seems to be a tad skewed when it comes to electing someone to govern it.. 'course, now that I think about it, the whole damn nation did elect a half-rate actor as president--TWICE!!

The whole system is just broke, and we need to start from scratch. Pretty sure..

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