I hammered this strategy over and over with the Bloomfield Campaign:
"When are you guys going to call Democrats?"
I assumed that most moderate Democrats would be thrilled to choose an Independent over Henry Waxman, a corporate liberal who spends more time chasing cameras and grilling witnesses on insignificant issues instead of sticking up for the "little guy."
"Call Democrats" I kept saying.
"We are not going to call Democrats" was the answer I got one day.
I wish Bill had visited Democratic clubs in the Santa Monica Bay, as well.
It would have been a show of good faith on his part to demonstrate once again that he is a complete independent, not a Republican, not a Democrat, and certainly not affiliated with any other party.
Democrats are people, too.
The older generation of Democrats is more conservative than Republicans give them credit for.
I did contact a number of Democrats in the Malibu/North Santa Monica Bay region, and some of them gave this reason for voting for Bloomfield:
"Waxman has been in office for thirty-eight years! Enough!"
Sadly, he won reelection, but by the slimmest margin of his political career.
Here's to reaching out to more Democrats, telling them that the CA GOP has a better agenda than anything that the Democratic Party Machine can offer.