Democrat Phil Angelides rallied college students with his anti-war message… And afterward he addressed criticisms that his stance on the war is meaningless. Critics say a state Governor has no power to recall troops… But Angelides says a Governor has the bully pulpit on national issues and could make something happen.
“On day one I will put in a formal request to President Bush to return our guardsmen and women to California. I will mobilize Governors across this country to return guard units home.”
The Schwarzenegger Campaign has put forth statements by both current and former National Guard members, who say Angelides is out of touch with the volunteer Guardsmen who willingly go and do the job.