May 25, 2010

Candidate Forum Fact Check #5: Beating Boxer

THE TRUTH ABOUT…Tom Campbell’s chances of beating Barbara Boxer.

CLAIM:
Tom Campbell can beat Barbara Boxer.

FACT:
This November, Californians are looking for a clear alternative to Barbara Boxer. Especially given these difficult times, the people of this state do not want another tax-hiking, government-growing fiscal liberal representing them in the U.S. Senate. Californians want neither a fourth term for Boxer, nor a first term for Boxer-lite. Furthermore, Tom Campbell’s ties to terrorists, poor fundraising ability and losing record in statewide elections make him a weak candidate against Boxer.

Campbell “Would Be Boxer’s Dream Opponent.” “Unfortunately for Campbell, political campaigns aren’t won “on paper;” they’re run in the real world. And in the real political world, Campbell has already lost two statewide races and would be Boxer’s dream opponent.” (Ken Khachigian, “The Myth of Tom Campbell’s Viability,” Red County, 5/24/10)

Campbell “Unable To Craft A Winning Message.” “Tom Campbell, for all his brainy professorialism, is politically tone deaf, weak on the stump, a poor fundraiser and unable to craft a winning message. Even in the controlled environment of his television commercials, he comes off as passionless and energy deficient.” (Ken Khachigian, “The Myth of Tom Campbell’s Viability,” Red County, 5/24/10)

Campbell’s Losing Record. “Campbell has run twice for Senate and lost both times — in a 1992 GOP primary (Boxer won the general election), and in 2000, when he was crushed by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Those losses, combined with his decision to abandon the governor’s race early this year, raise doubts about his viability as a statewide candidate.” (San Jose Mercury News, 5/2/10)

Campbell’s Anemic Fundraising Make Him An Easy Target For Boxer. “Campbell lacks the ability to raise significant campaign cash (look at his past inability to raise money and his current weak funding levels). Facing a tough re-election campaign, Barbara Boxer will pull no punches. Campbell won’t be able to respond to what will undoubtedly be a costly and nasty general election.” (Fox and Hounds, 3/26/10)

Boxer Will Exploit Campbell’s Credibility Problems. “In addition to perpetual money shortages, Campbell also has some significant credibility problems. His two Republican challengers will undoubtedly dig into these issues in the coming months and, if Campbell were to get the nomination, the Boxer camp will definitely exploit this, and, quite possibly, allow her to cruise to victory in November.” (Fox and Hounds, 3/26/10)

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