Kristin Gaspar Is Going To Win Supervisor

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Shady Dave Roberts is on the ropes.

He shouldn’t be. Increased Democratic registration almost handed the District One race to Barbara Bry (we’re holding our breath while provisional ballots are counted this week), delivered the Republican candidates in the 52nd Congressional District a crushing blow, and nearly embarrassed a popular, long-serving, high-ranking Republican Congressman in a safe district. Yet, with all of those new Democratic voters in the neighborhoods of Supervisorial District Three, Shady Dave couldn’t break 40%.

Dave Roberts is an incumbent but an incumbent with a high-profile ethics violation on his record. The kind of ethics violation which reminds San Diegans of Bob Filner and ain’t nobody got votes for THAT.

Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar followed the Faulconer playbook in her messaging. Gaspar said, “Character Matters” while Escondido Mayor Sam Abed attacked Gaspar instead of Shady Dave. Abed is still coming to grips with the fact that he ran the wrong campaign while Gaspar’s campaign team is crafting the Shady Dave’s retirement in November.

The only way Gaspar loses this election is if Abed LOUDLY backs Dave Roberts. That won’t happen because Abed is ambitious and needs the Republican Party faithful for help in future elections.

Supervisor Kristin Gaspar. The local Republican Party would do well to extend an olive branch, admit it was wrong, and endorse Gaspar quickly.

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  1. Brian,

    I am always looking for opportunities to agree with you and is this one of them. I would be shocked if Gaspar were to lose in November. In fact, Abed got it exactly backwards when he claimed that the Chamber’s PAC had guaranteed a Roberts victory. Roberts would have easily dispatched Abed in November. He will have no such luck against Gaspar.

    Gaspar and Mayor Faulconer were the only Republicans to run better than expected and both are moderates who many on this site would call RHINOs or Squishes. Maybe this will be a lesson learned by the purists here that most of the voters are in the middle of the political spectrum, not on either extreme.

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    “Gaspar and Mayor Faulconer were the only Republicans to run better than expected and both are moderates who many on this site would call RHINOs or Squishes.”

    Faulconer: (1) voted against the minimum wage hike (2) voted for and helped implement pension reform (3) opposed putting the massive SANDAG Sky Gondola Tax on the ballot

    Gaspar: (1) voted against the mistake on the bluff purchase (aka Pacific View) (2) opposed putting the massive SANDAG Sky Gondola Tax on the ballot (#3) good on property rights

    I wouldn’t call them “movement conservatives” but I sure wouldn’t call them squishes, not in their jurisdictions. I can live with those kind of “squishes” in local government…so much that I supported both of them this year.

    If you really examined Abed’s record on business permits and property rights, Gaspar looks like Goldwater next to him

  3. I suspect Brian is right – a Trumpkin with nebulous views on gun control, Kristin Gaspar is the future of the SDGOP. Congratulations.

  4. Brian,

    You are probably correct that Faulconer and Gaspar could be considered at least somewhat conservative on economic issues, but they certainly are more in tune with the the Democrats on social and environmental issues.

  5. The real GOP is gone. Rino’s will be the only thing with a chance and eventually we will be a one party country.
    That will be when America is gone.

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    “but they certainly are more in tune with the the Democrats on social and environmental issues.”

    What environmental issues are the Democrats good on?
    The Democratic Party’s solution to environmental problems is to concentrate power, for land use planning, to the single biggest polluter on the planet.

  7. Brian.

    I am not even sure what you are trying to say but I can tell you that Mayor Faulconer’s Climate Action Plan was certainly well-received by most Democrats and Environmentalists.

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