Whitman took the same approach as Bloomberg, but at the same time Bloomberg was successful in becoming mayor of NYC, whereas Whitman may not have been quite so successful at becoming the governor.
We've followed Whitman through the race, and for the most part it's been not so positive for her image. We learned of Nicky, her illegal immigrant housekeeper. Whitman also recently refused to take down Jerry Brown attack ads.
Still yet, I hope Whitman, if she is declared the true loser in the California Governor Election 2010 race she's not discouraged. Perhaps she will see a future helping out California when the time is right.