"In this business, all of the political consultants out there come with a list of political enemies," said Grubb. "When you work with a consultant, you are basically picking your firends and enemies. So the benefit is we are working with someone who is actually friends with lots of people now. He hasn't been in the business [for a long time] and there's been a lot of peacemaking and new friendships. We'd prefer to have everyone with us."
It's an interesting point -- but you can only take it so far. In his own writings, Reilly has adamantly stated that, in order to set this state straight, "First, we must elect a Democratic governor in 2010. ... Only a Democratic governor will be able to partner with President Obama and a Democratic House and Senate to obtain the massive federal resources necessary to revive our economy, rescue our schools and renew our infrastructure."
Hey, excellent point -- but not necessarily something that'll endear Reilly -- and the movement for a state constitutional convention -- to, say, Orange County voters.
More when we know more.