This morning, we had the opportunity to chat for a few minutes with the Republican candidate for governor of California, John Cox. Peter Robinson and Rob Long talk with Cox about his quixotic campaign in an overwhelmingly blue state, his positions on several key issues, and the big elephant in the corner: Donald Trump.

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There are 12 comments.

  1. Member

    I could listen to John Cox talk about anything. Huge asset to the GOP.

    • #1
    • October 29, 2018 at 10:55 am
    • 3 likes
  2. Coolidge

    I simply do not understand why Californians continue to vote for poop in the streets and gated communities serviced by people living in ghettos. 

    • #2
    • October 29, 2018 at 11:40 am
    • 6 likes
  3. Thatcher

    Thank you for giving Cox the opportunity to speak out. Common sense should elect him, but there is little of it left in California. 

    • #3
    • October 29, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    • 2 likes
  4. Coolidge

    Cox got my vote, but I confess I’d have more hope for his chances in a recall election.

    California elects statewide democrats by default these days, but has shown a willingness to give votes of no confidence. And I have zero confidence in Newsom.

    • #4
    • October 29, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    • 2 likes
  5. Member

    He seemed a little…prickly.

    • #5
    • October 29, 2018 at 4:14 pm
    • 5 likes
  6. Inactive

    Feisty guy. 

    • #6
    • October 29, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    • 2 likes
  7. Inactive

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    He seemed a little…prickly.

    I had the same reaction. 

    • #7
    • October 29, 2018 at 8:16 pm
    • 5 likes
  8. Member

    James Golden (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    He seemed a little…prickly.

    I had the same reaction.

    Yep.

    • #8
    • October 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm
    • 2 likes
  9. Coolidge

    Seems very direct and honest to me. I also liked his answer on Trump. Wish we had an option like Cox in New York where I live. 

    BTW to Rob and Peter. Great idea to have the extra podcast highlighting an interesting candidate just a few days before the election. Format was great to. Are you going to have more of this the last week?

    • #9
    • October 30, 2018 at 2:50 am
    • 1 like
  10. Coolidge

    Why are “social conservatives” a problem that we feel we need candidates to somehow qualify that “I’m not like those guys”

    Democrats have no such litmus.

    I think the “fiscal conservative but social liberal” unicorn that can somehow explain how one can remain tight with the purse strings while opening up the coffers for trial lawyers and expanded benefits isn’t walking through that door.

    • #10
    • October 30, 2018 at 8:15 am
    • 2 likes
  11. Member

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    Why are “social conservatives” a problem that we feel we need candidates to somehow qualify that “I’m not like those guys”

    Democrats have no such litmus.

    I think the “fiscal conservative but social liberal” unicorn that can somehow explain how one can remain tight with the purse strings while opening up the coffers for trial lawyers and expanded benefits isn’t walking through that door.

    As far as I’m concerned, “fiscal conservative but social liberal” is an oxymoron anyway. Being a “social liberal” ends up being VERY expensive.

    • #11
    • November 2, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    • 1 like
  12. Member

    I like the substance of his remarks, but his manner was off-putting. He should recognize when he’s among supporters and maybe relax a bit.

    • #12
    • November 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    • 1 like