Skip to comments.Arnold Wins Clear Mandate (Plans For Recall Junked)
Posted on 10/08/2003 7:24:42 AM PDT by kattracks
More Californians voted in Tuesday night's recall election than in the general election eleven months ago, giving Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger a clear mandate for change.
Ten million Golden Staters went to the polls yesterday, far more than the 7.7 million who voted in the 2002 gubernatorial election. When the final count is done, Schwarzenegger is expected to have garnered at least one million more votes than Gov. Davis did last November.
The actor turned governor bested his nearest competition, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, by a whopping 15 points - 47.8 to 32.6 percent, with the recall itself passing by a six point margin - 53.7 to 46.3 percent.
The devastating loss for Democrats had at least one top state party official conceding that plans to recall the recall would have to be junked.
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CONCLUSIONS CAN BE DRAWN FROM THE CALIFORNIA RECALL ELECTION:
1) The Democrat Party has been steadily imploding. The withering on the vine of the Democrat Party can be traced to the Congressional elections of 1994 - no wonder that hated Newt Gingrich.
2) Republicans got about 3 out of every 5 votes in a very liberal California and the tax and spend Democrat Davis was booted from office by a massive turnout of voters.
3) Take a look at the Democrat Presidential candidates, could there be a weaker field? I don't think so.
4) HOPEFULLY the GOP Senate will see this obvious trend and get tough on the foolish Democrats and their silly obstructionist tactics. Republicans should now be emboldened and they should govern like conservative Republicans.
5) President Bush is doing a fine job, he'll handily win re-election, he can be comfortable in pushing his conservative programs and he should definately fight hard to put conservative judges on the Supreme Court to fill any upcoming vacancies.
6) The Klintoons have been horrible for the Dem Party on a national basis. The Dems can't seem to recognize this and throw McCauliffe out of the DNC and shun both Bill and Hillary. The Clintoons will continue to drag the Dems down :)
A lot can happen in one year. I sincerely hope you are right, but....
|Got a minute?|
|I'd really like you to rub my ears,
or help out FR.
They think the Clintons are their saviors, when really they are the MILLSTONES around their necks!!!
Oh puh_leez. The hardcore dems are too stupid to know when they have lost. There will be an effort by DU types to get a recall, although they will fall way short.
10 years ago: 1993. Bill Clinton was President. The House was Democrat. The Senate was Democrat. Most governors were Democrats (But strangely enough, not California). Today: Republican President. Republican House. Republican Senate. Most governors are now Republican. And we've got California back. Republicans now control the governorships in California, New York, Florida, and Texas, as well as erstwhile Democratic states like Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland.
This means that for years to come, the Dem field is going to consist of Washington types, who aren't good presidential candidates, and governors of small states like Vermont.
Yes, we can hope. But just what thing in the past 8 years makes you think that the GOP will suddenly grow a spine, a pair of cojones, and some intestines all at once?
I'll be happy if they simply wash off that yellow streak down their back.
I would be surprised to see anyone file a lawsuit against the recall at this point.
Yes you have. you saw it happen last night.
Arnold is a Rino. I think it's overstating things to call this a conservative victory or a republican victory.
Arnold has no coattails to offer for other conservatives. He's not going to sway anyone to vote for GWB in 2004.
Just as the libs are trying to overstate the no vote on 51 today, I see conservatives trying to make too much of Arnold's win. We need to be honest here - there are people in CA who decided that his politics were liberal in spite of his party affiliation, and they trusted him more than Bustamove. Arnold inspired a lot of crossover votes from the Dems because they saw through his fake (R) and saw one of their own.
Also Arnold had a certain Ventura factor other Republi
No - this is why I believe that Hillary is going to enter the race and attempt to rescue the Rats from themselves. I hope that she does because I believe that if she does, it will destroy all future hope for the Clintonistas once and for all.
The DimwitDems are already spinning the California Recall as an unfortunate "local" matter. They cannot face the reality that what happened in California yesterday was not only a rejection of Gray Davis but a slap in the face to the Clinton's, Jackass Jackson, Terry McAwful, Diane Frankenstein, and the rest of the trash and burn Socialist Party.
If they do not clean up their act, they are going to go down in flames, burning all their "bridges to the 21st century" behind them and they will end up in the same place others like them before have gone - "in the disgarded grave of history's lies."
To crush your enemy. To them driven before your eyes. To hear the lamentations of their women!
run out of minutes?
Nothing, I can hope they wake up though can't I? :)
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