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