Today, in this state where one in eight Americans lives, and where Democratic presidential candidates can reap 55 electoral votes without spending a dime or a day campaigning, the Republicans’ gubernatorial candidate has an agenda and spirit similar to Goldwater’s. Neel Kashkari is not, as some careless commentary suggests, an anti-Goldwater, diluting the state party’s conservatism. He is Goldwater 2.0, defining conservatism a half-century on.I looked at Neel Kashkari's web site, and I had a hard time finding anything conservative. He voted for Barack Obama in 2008. His biggest claim to fame is that he was an advocate of huge banking bailouts at the Treasury Dept. in 2008. His support seems to come mainly from anti-Tea-Party factions who like him because he is a symbol of excessive and irresponsible government spending programs and favors to private business interests.
Gov. Jerry Brown is a leftist Democrat, but at least he believes in only spending money that the government has.