The key, says one Angelides aide, is to remind Democrats and independents that Schwarzenegger has been a Republican before and if reelected would likely be a Republican again. “Our research shows that voters have stored in the back of their brains all the stuff that Arnold did last year [waging campaigns for his four conservative ballot measures, all of which lost]. In the front of their brain, there’s this nicer Arnold of the past few months, who comes out of this superficial media coverage. We’ve got to move this stuff from the back of their brains to the front.”
Can Phil Angelides get Californians to screw their heads on straight? Now, there’s a challenge.