California iGovernor: Apple, Pixar CEO Steve Jobs?

“With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s popularity plummeting, a growing number of Democrats are asking whether state Treasurer Phil Angelides and Controller Steve Westly should be the party’s only choices for governor,” John Wildermuth and Carla Marinucci report for The San Francisco Chronicle.

“Prominent Democrats ranging from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former Rep. Leon Panetta to non-politicians such as businessman Steve Jobs and comedian Robin Williams are mentioned in the quiet conversations of Democratic activists, although no one is saying anything — at least publicly — about jumping into the race,” Wildermuth and Marinucci report.

“Steve Jobs, co-founder and head of Apple Computers and Pixar studios and a major donor to the Democratic Party, is another person regularly mentioned as a possible candidate for governor, O’Connor and others say,” Wildermuth and Marinucci report. “But for Jobs and many others, an important question remains: Do they have the interest in a thankless job like governor of California?”

Of Steve Jobs’s chances, Wildermuth writes, “Way too many Windows users out there.”

Full article here.

106 Comments

  1. Of Steve Jobs’s chances, Wildermuth writes, “Way too many Windows users out there.”

    Maybe, but I bet you at least 80% of them have iPods. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. errr … is not George W. Bush just about the hottest ‘lil Podcaster since Adam Curry? I mean .. the dude has skyrocketed up the iTunes Top 100 Podcast charts, blasting the bejeezus outta the House Dems Podcast and Diggnation alike.

    Thanks for nothin’ Steve. Get that goat turd Bush outta there and I might think about supporting you if you make a bid for Governor.

  3. Depending on what sort of software the voting machines run, they’ll either end up with Arnie “I’ll be back” Schwarzenegger or George Bush…
    …bet it’s not OSX…
    …sorry, I thought you were talking about Florida….

  4. Oh c’mon ….
    Don’t load this genuis man with responsibilites of the state.

    He is a creative guy. Let him focus on bringing cool products like the iPod and iMac to the rest of us!!

    MDN word: miles

  5. That worm Bush isn’t popular at all. He’s a fascist freak. Have you heard his latest Podcast? It’s a nightmare!! Plus .. he’s got another demented episode coming out tomorrow. I shit you not.

    And who’s enabeling him? Steve Jobs and his happy little iTunes Podcast charts, that’s who. Next thing you know, Jobs is prolly gonna be shoving Dick Cheney Podcasts down our throats, too!

    Now here’s what you gotta do. You go right to that George Bush Podcast, subscribe to it and then start clicking on the button that says “Report a Concern”. You’ll get a page where you can tell Steve Jobs how that George Bush podcast is a dangerous piece of warmongering crap and you can demand that it receive the “Explicit” rating that it deserves.

    Christ. What’s next? Podcasts from Nazis or something? Fix it quick, Steve .. or no Governor support from me.

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