I don't worry so much as a Republican, but as a citizen, and there's one word: "the blogosphere"...that's what scares me. There are angry people on the left and angry people on the right. And I'm not sure if I want to see that anger harnessed in reforming our government. I like the firewall, if you will. And that's one interesting thing about Prop 89, the campaign finance reform measure...notice how that has bridged together some rather disparate groups. Among the leaders opposing that are the California Teachers Association and the California Chamber of Commerce. Why? They are very vested interests in Sacramento, they don't want the rules changed.
-Bill Whalen, Hooever Fellow, on KQED