Is Jerry Brown waging zen campaign?

Pat McMahon Contributor
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California Democrats are starting to worry that gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown — who hasn’t had a truly competitive election in three decades — isn’t ready for the 21st-century campaign trail.

Since the general election kicked off two weeks ago, Brown — the state attorney general and former governor with a well-known penchant for micromanaging all aspects of his campaigns — has made news for all the wrong reasons, while motoring along without any evidence that he is assembling a basic infrastructure for a statewide race.

He likened Republican rival Meg Whitman’s free-spending abilities to Nazi propaganda master Joseph Goebbels, continued to give the story oxygen by admitting he said it in a radio interview a week later and then told reporters that he wouldn’t give details about his budget plans so that he could avoid being attacked.

Full story: Is Jerry Brown waging zen campaign? – Maggie Haberman – POLITICO.com