A Reprisal on Governor Jerry Brown in California?

An eye-opening development in California is the lead in the polls of former Governor Jerry Brown, presently Attorney General and also former Mayor of Oakland, over the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Mayor of San Francisco, and the Lieutenant Governor for the Governorship in 2010.

Jerry Brown was governor at the young age of 35, when he was first elected in 1974.  He was re-elected in 1978, and was an active Presidential candidate in 1976, 1980 and 1992.  He gained a reputation as a populist but also as a flaky guy who preferred to sleep on the floor of his apartment than live in the Governor’s mansion in Sacramento. 

For him to come back at age 71 as Governor, with the Democrats greatly favored over any Republican, would be startling beyond belief.  Imagine, 36 years, after being first elected, and 28 years after leaving the Governorship, to come back to office would be the story of the political year 2010. 

Considering that California has elected two actors as governor (Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger),  it is obvious that ANYTHING is possible, but still the return of Jerry Brown to the governorship would be an astounding event!

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