"Jerry Brown has been in politics for 40 years," Whitman said, chuckling. "Jerry Brown knows exactly how this game works."
Whitman is hitting the "40 years" theme in a new ad:
Whitman mentioned the "40 years" during her primary-night speech, and expect to hear the phrase "40 years" many times in the months ahead. Not only does it remind people that Brown is a longtime insider, but it even has a biblical resonance.
At Politico, Maggie Haberman says that Democrats are worried that Brown is still campaigning like it's 1970, with no real field operation in place yet.