If Westly and Angeldies don't manage to stop slugging it out between the two of them, this will get nasty fast. One thing is for sure, they have given Arnold plenty of ammo.
When I was in Sacramento, the animosity between the two was evident in the way that they spoke about each other. The hit pieces floated around the convention hall and the supporters let slip the dogs of war. Westly had his "Fair Campaign Pledge" which apparently caused a lot of heat with the Angelides campaign when he "crashed" (Their term, not mine) an Angelides event and tried to get him to sign the pledge. When Westly ran the first attack ad against Angelides, the Angelidies camp quickly used his pledge against him saying that Westly violated his own pledge. Don't you need two parties to enter into an agreement before both parties can follow it?
As for the content of the attack ads, what concerns me about them is the number of times they both say "Taxes." Westly hammered Angelidies on comments that he made on raising Taxes. Just now when I did a Google search for "Westly for Governor" a text ad for "Angelides for Governor" is at the top of the page. At the rate that these two are going, we will probably have "MAD" (Mutually Assured Destruction - for those of you who didn't live during the Cold War).
I haven't seen the recent polling data, so I can't tell you which campaign is more desperate at this point. I do know that neither candidate has the name recognition of Arnold and both are pretty much unknown to those of us here in Southern California.
As my picture on my flickr account shows, I'm supporting Westly. Just because Angeldies got the party nod in Sacramento does not mean he will win the endorsement of the Democratic voters in June. We just have to hope that the negative campaigning between both camps don't cause the voters to stay home in June and have no interest what so ever in November. We should be asking the following question right about now: WSAD? (What Should Art Do?)