*legal disclaimer: No, FOX News...I did not say fair and balanced-please oh please don't sue me*
Bill Simon does a total 180-degree within less than one week!
The future of his campaign obviously wasn't up to "the people" at all.
It was up to the guy Bill Simon was drooling over in the Meet the Press interview last Sunday....Karl Rove.
KARL? OH-I'M A GREAT ADMIRER!
Obviously, the Meet The Press appearance was Bill's last gasping chance before cuddly Karl cut Bill's throat.
Note--Even though I can imagine, if asked about the situation, Karl's comment would be:
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"
Aug 17- MEET THE PRESS:
BRIAN WILLIAMS: "Mr. Simon, are you in this race till the very end?
MR. BILL SIMON: I’m in this race, Brian. I’m not under any pressure to quit.
The bottom line is this: What we need to do now is campaign hard for the next 52 days, give our citizens a message, a vision for the state of California. That’s the most important thing. We should have a series of debates. We ought to let our people make a decision. It’s up to the people. They’ve led this recall movement, Brian. This is no time for experts. It’s not time for politics. It’s time for our people.
MR. WILLIAMS: Would a telephone call from, say, to pick a name, a Karl Rove, for the good of the party, to streamline things, to make sure the GOP gets this Statehouse and holds it, have any sway with you?
MR. SIMON: Well, certainly, I’d be happy to talk to Mr. Rove. I’m a great admirer of his. But right now what I’m looking forward to is campaigning around the state which is what I’ve been doing the last week. And I know that our people are hungry for leadership, and Lieutenant Governor said, many millions of people voted for him. They voted for me, too.
OTHER SIMON QUOTES 8-17 on Meet The Press:
"Well, our people now know that I was right on these issues, Brian, and I believe that they’re going to embrace my vision and my solutions for the problems that beset California right now."
"You know, I’m running hard, Brian, and I’ll just say this. I admire Mr. Dreier, but I’ve got other endorsements. This is not about endorsements. This is not about politics. This is about doing the right thing. That’s why our people are fed up because we’ve been having too much politics out here. We’ve been having too much emphasis on people saying this is the right thing, theoretically, to do in terms of who ought to run and who shouldn’t run. What we need to do is focus on the message. Where’s Mr. Schwarzenegger stand on the issues? We don’t even know. Why don’t we have a forum where we can find out where all our candidates stand on the issues? This election has got to be about the people. It’s not about politics."
---OBVIOUSLY IT IS.
"I believe, as has happened the last two campaigns that I’ve run, that the people are going to coalesce around me, and on October the 7th, I will be the winner."
--OBVIOUSLY YOU WON'T BE.
"Republican Bill Simon, who was a prominent rival to Arnold Schwarzenegger in California's race to recall Gov. Gray Davis, dropped out of the running Saturday.
"I come before you today to announce that I am withdrawing as a candidate for governor," Simon said in a videotaped statement recorded in Sacramento. "I strongly believe the desire of Californians must come before the aspirations of any single candidate. There are too many Republicans in this race and the people of our state simply cannot risk a continuation of the Gray Davis legacy. For these reasons, I think it is wise to step aside."
You were a L-O-S-E-R in 2002
and a L-O-S-E-R you shall remain,
so says the one you so greatly admire-- big ol' cuddly Karl.
Someone else will have to steal the governor's seat fair and square...but it won't be YOU, Monsieur Proven Loser!