No, not this guy:
Kashkari stopped by Monday night’s monthly meeting of the San Diego County Republican Party to rally members around his bid. During his 10-minute speech, Times of San Diego reported, he slipped this in:
Kashkari, a 40-year-old former businessman and son of Indian immigrants, saluted the San Diegans for their sweeping success in the June 3 election.
“You did it with [Mayor] Kevin Faulconer,” said the Orange County resident. “You did it [despite] a huge Democratic registration advantage. … You crushed the Labor-funded Democrats. If you can do it in San Diego, [Republicans] can absolutely do it statewide.”
But he wasn’t just tailoring his message to the audience at the Town & Country. Kashkari’s talked up Faulconer’s win throughout his gubernatorial campaign. It’s no wonder: Republicans don’t have many stars in California shining as brightly as Faulconer is at the moment:
The New York Times wrote that Faulconer’s win, “raises the possibility that the 47-year-old former public relations executive could become an important leader in the efforts to rebuild the Republican Party in California.”
And why not? Faulconer has made San Diego the largest city in America with a Republican mayor. California has no statewide Republican elected officials and controls less than a third of the state Legislature. Faulconer won in a race where national and local labor unions spent more than $4 million to defeat him and President Barack Obama weighed in to endorse his opponent.
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Some of your readers keep calling Faulconer dumb and disparaging every action he takes. I remember another Republican who got that treatment and stumbled his way to the White House by being inclusive, not divisive. Given the current performance of the brilliant incumbent, don't bet it can't happen again.
By the way, I've lived in District 2 for 25 years.
@Bill Bradshaw I cleaned my glasses to see if I missed something, but I don't see where anyone called Faulconer dumb or disparaged his actions in these comments. Perhaps your post was meant for another article. But, talk about disparaging Faulconer, you've compared him to a stumbling Republican who was inclusive and not divisive. I'm 63, guess that one was before my time.
Why did you feel compelled to tell us that you live in District 2?
@SaraLibby First of many
Obviously this guy never lived in District 2.
But, let's be honest, this is just a member of a political party pumping the body in the suit that won a race for that party, it has nothing to do with the person actually wearing the suit. It would be nice to see someone interview Kaskari and ask him specific questions about the new mayor. I'm guessing it would be another Katie Couric - Sarah Palin moment.