August 11, 2003

Gov. Schwarzenegger?

Will Schwarzenegger be the next governor of California? Who cares.

OK, I do if I'm posting about it. It's an important issue because it will influence -- to a small extent -- the two major parties push for 04. There's a lot of talk that Ahh-nold will win by a margin of 10 or more percentage points. I'm not so sure. Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante has a good shot since a plurality of votes (IF recall actually gains voter approval) wins the statehouse. I don't think maverick progressive Arianna Huffington will earn enough Democratic votes to hamper Bustamante.

Besides, news of Schwarzenegger's anti-immigrant actions and associations, namely former Republican governor Pete Wilson, will enliven the Chicano/Latino vote. It's not just a matter of how voters vote, but who votes. A decent traditional Democractic turnout could either snuff the recall, or put Bustamante in Sacremento.

I'm actually hoping Arnold wins. I would love to see him handle a $38 billion deficit during continued economic hard times, deal with hostile democrats, and, hold off a retaliatory recall campaign promised by the Dems should Wilson suffer recall.

Posted by ronn at August 11, 2003 02:05 PM

I wanted to pass this link along. After years of denials by both parties, Arnold Schwarzenegger's longtime mistress Gigi Goyette finally admitted to the adulterous affair on British television -- an affair that began as statutory rape when she was 16 . This confirms rumors that were previously published in the National Enquirer in 2001. Posted by: Mark Kraft on August 18, 2003 04:52 PM
Hot damn! With the recent Fields Poll showing Bustamante ahead (although within the margin of error, thus it's a dead heat), Simon's attack ads, his embrace of conservative repugnants and his continued silence on the issues (won't even mention we haven't seen his ass in days and days!), I think ol' Arnold may just be very disappointed come the morning of October 8th. Posted by: ronn on August 18, 2003 05:20 PM