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Tom McClintock on Principles & Values

2004 former Republican Challenger CA Governor


Recall is opportunity to return to the golden state of 1965

The reason that we're all here is because most people in California have come to the conclusion that we could not continue another three years down this road with the policies that have bankrupted our state and decimated our public works.

This is the opportunity of our generation, this historic turning point, to roll back the taxes, the regulations destroying our economy, and to reign in our out-of-control bureaucracies, restore our crumbling public works.

We have to have a governor that knows every inch of the state bureaucracy and who is ready and willing to challenge and confront the spending lobby controlling our government.

I believe that the hour has come. This is our generation's opportunity. To restore to our children the golden state that our parents gave to us.

I would like to lead the state in the new direction back to that golden state that my parents found here, when they came in 1965. I've got kids about the same age now as my sister and I were when we came out here.

Source: Recall debate in Walnut Creek Sep 3, 2003

Recall is about Davis' policies, not just Davis

Q: Name specific items that you would have handled differently as governor than Gray Davis did.

McCLINTOCK: I cannot believe that the people of California-having voted to recall this governor for policies bankrupting our state, decimating our public works and devastating our economy-will then turn around and elect another candidate to carry on precisely those same policies. The reason we're all here is because of policies that this administration has followed, [including] Cruz Bustamante.

Source: Recall debate in Walnut Creek Sep 3, 2003

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