Give me a break! It amazes me that so many politicians just don't seem to be able to get a real job and earn their living, but rather continue trying to get back into the "free lunch" line of politics. As if having a president who can't speak a coherent sentence without a teleprompter wasn't enough, now (Antonio) Villaraigosa wants to second him. As evident in his recent visit to Bakersfield, the guy can't even speak and make sense! "I've spent the time that I have because I know that there haven't been too many people like myself who have come here". Really? We don't want more people like him coming to Bakersfield. And that's just his semantics, don't even get me started on his politics and sex scandal. We don't need people like himself -sort of quoting him, representing California. We certainly can do so much better. He calls himself a Democrat but he's just another unemployed opportunist who wants to get back on welfare. As an Independent who leans Democratic, I can't see myself buying into this candidate, so I hope Californians do their homework and get to know all the candidates before casting their vote. Learn who they really are and who endorses them so that you can make an informed decision.

Martha Elias

Bakersfield