"Rep. Darrell Issa, who heavily bankrolled the petition drive that led to the 2003 recall of Gov. Gray Davis, said yesterday he would dip into his personal fortune again to help rescue a Republican plan to change the way California's presidential electoral votes are allocated," writes John Maurelius in the Union-Tribune.First of all, minor contributors aren't major supporters. I can majorly support something all I want, but money has a nifty way of amplifying one's support. So if Issa isn't really putting up, he should probably do more shutting up. Second of all: come ON! Any Republican who thinks this sort of electoral reform does something to even the playing field needs to buck up. Seriously, fellas, someday you might be in the majority again
"'My involvement in this is as a minor contributor and a major supporter,' Issa said.
"California awards its 55 electoral votes to the candidate who receives the most votes statewide. The initiative, which would take effect for the 2008 election if voters approve it, would award electoral votes to the winners in each of the 53 congressional districts with the other two votes going to the statewide winner."
Have you been east of the 5 lately?
How shortsighted must you be to want to reform an entire presidential selection process because you've had a bad cycle or two? And wait, haven't Republicans been winning?
Maybe they don't have it in them to be the majority again after all.