Update of a Monday pre-election blog.
First Cindy Sheehan has chosen not to run against Nancy Pelosi in the Democratic primary, she has decided to run as a fully independent candidate in the general election. That requires 10,000 signatures by August 8th. She could have run in the Democratic primary or gotten on the Green party or the Peace and Freedom party ballots for a hand-full of signatures. What is she doing?
Carole Migden, the State Senator who ran on a ticket opposing the Iraq War lost badly. Incumbents only lose when everyone dislikes them. No one apparently liked her.
I thought I could estimate the number of rent-control dwellers who vote by looking at the anti-rent-control votes on State proposition 98. Can't. The anti vote was very high everywhere, just 15 points higher in San Francisco. That large anti vote obscures any measurement I could have gotten.