Tom Steyer is delusional. Or living in a parallel universe where Al Gore is emperor. Probably comes with hanging out with Nancy Pelosi in Pacific Heights too much. He tells the San Jose Mercury News that “I feel as if we did better than we expected.”
The story adds:
Steyer and his camp stress that they have created an infrastructure — which includes identifying 250.000 “climate voters” — for the long haul.
250,000 climate voters, eh? I’ll bet that’s less than one quarter the new jobs created by the fracking and new oil production he opposes. And I’m guessing most of those folks vote, as coal county people did in much larger numbers in Kentucky this year, for example.
The story adds this:
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Steyer was by far the largest known single donor in the 2014 elections.
Kinda harshes the Koch brothers chant, doesn’t it?
In case you missed it, The Hill had this gem yesterday—before the votes were counted—about Steyer’s efforts through his NextGen PAC:
“I’m happy to report that we have met and exceeded our goals across the board. Climate change has been a top-tier issue in every NextGen Climate state, and our Republican opponents have been forced to go on the defense,” Gallegos said.
If this election is “success,” I can’t wait to see what failure looks like. Maybe we’ll see in 2016, when Dem nominee Elizabeth Warren decides to make climate change a centerpiece of her campaign.