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RobertFrancisK Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:28 PM
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Who should run against Arnold in 2006?
Or, in the next recall (an idea I hate on principle because having a recall every couple months prohibits actually governing from taking place).
I love Willie Brown, but I believe he's pretty old. Californians?
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jiacinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:29 PM
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1. Bill Lockeyer
nt
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:30 PM
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2. Willie Brown on Buchanan and Press
I will not run for Governor and if elected will not serve. Can't get much clearer than that.
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abbyhoffman Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:21 PM
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14. Willie Brown is
to Old & he is legally blind which would becaome an issue & he trys to kept that a BIG secret I found out when I used to get his mail (lived in same bld) or he droped noted & the font was always set to about 35 or larger hand writen notes were writen in large fonts
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angee_is_mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:31 PM
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3. someone with personality
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:36 PM
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4. how about Daffy Duck? Since its anything goes, how about
a loony tune? :0) Run a cartoon against a cartoon.

Seriously? Willy Brown would be great.
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chadm Donating Member (480 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:38 PM
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5. Forget 2006...
if the Dems don't recall Arnold ASAP they are with him. He will only get a small fraction of the vote.
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RobertFrancisK Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:25 PM
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17. I think that's hypocritical
The Dems have all argued that the recall is an obstruction of the democratic process, and if we turn around and do it to our credibilty will be next to nothing. I always like revenge too, but as Ghandi said "an eye for an eye will leave everyone blind"
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random Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:38 PM
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6. I'm pretty dubious of this post...
Are you from California? I am. What makes you so sure Arnold is going to be governor? If you're not from California, what is your interest in this anyway?

Sorry if this sounds too defensive, but I, for one, am damn tired of people from everywhere but California throwing in their two cents. It's none of their DAMN business and it has caused this mess.
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RobertFrancisK Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:32 PM
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21. No I am not live in Cali
Settle down ok. And if Arnold does not win in 3 hours, you can tell me to eat it, but the odds are he will. So, I was trying to get people brainstorming on the subject.
As for since I don't live in Cali I have no write to think about the election, by that logic it was none of your business when Hillary ran because you didn't live in New York, so you had no right to even think about that election. Or, you shouldn't follow close senate races in the midwest, because those senators do not represent you.
The economies of the states are interdependent on each other, and if the biggest state in the country tanks, it will hurt every state. Therefore, it is my business.
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mndemocrat_29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:39 PM
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7. Arnold's going to lose in 2003!
So we won't have to worry about 2006.
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swinney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:42 PM
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8. RECALL YEH YEH
WHY LEFT THEM GET AWAY WITH IT. RECALL MUSCLES.

DEMOCRATS HAVE ROLLED OVER FOR TOO LONG. I AM WANTING A FIGHTING LEADER.

SOCK IT TO EM.

GOOD THINGS HAVE BEEN DONE BY DEMOCRATS.
REPUBLICANS LIVE ON NEGATIVES.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:30 PM
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20. I agree, RECALL
Do it on principle
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spindoctor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:46 PM
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9. Aren't you a little ahead of the game?
Schwarzenegger first has to win 2003.

All the support he got sofar makes me wonder if we shouldn't just place California in the same category as Florida and kinda leave it to its own devices. If Schwarzenegger loses this election it won't be by a landslide, and that by itself is a sad state of affairs.
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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:55 PM
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10. Why wait til 2006?
If he wins, recall him.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:55 PM
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11. A bit early, aren't you? There are still many people working hard...
trying to get votes out, so why don't you save your post until 8:00 p.m. PDT?

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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:47 PM
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12. Really, really stupid questions and venting this late in the game:
(Qualifier: I've been busy. Worked on Louisiana dem candidate's gubernatorial bid. Didn't make runoff. IOW, been pretty busy, then sleeping lots since Saturday.)

That said, I was laboring under a false impression of this Cali recall thing up until a three weeks or so ago. Prior, I figured that if recall passed, top 2 would go head to head in runoff if no one got 50%, as is the case in our open primary system here.

I'm really sorry that these are bound to be an old questions answered many, many times before. But why is the Cali recall set up as it is? How long has it been this way? And if G.D. gets, say, 45% tacit support w/ "No" and A.S. 38% on "WHO", how is that a political sea change, much less fair?

If anything like the above happens, isn't it really nearly the frigging polar opposite of a mandate? How could *anyone* govern? Has there been discussion of changing the recall law? If as above, wouldn't A.S. instantly be a far easier recall target than G.D. given that 65% just voted "No" on him?

Not to belabor my own ignorance, but I just began undertand this w/ a disgusted, full-body rejection of the concept yesterday when I heard numerous r-wingers on nat TV across the day crowing about the "done deal" of the "people's will...taking back their state."

Please tell me I've gotten this wrong, this ain't the way it works, there are no human beings as hypocritical as these wingnuts, and I just need more sleep.

Again sorry to be showing up so late and so stupid. But I figured one of the many recall threads a safe place for this (DU and nat tv deprived) slow learner's stupid questions and late-to-arrive venting.


P.S.

Links re: the history of the recall statute would be much appreciated.
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:06 PM
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13. OK,
90 seconds on the Matthews show on possible scenario above. 90 secs out of about 6-7 hours of recall coverage I've seen from Sunday on. Ben Stein says its fair b/c that's the law; Nachman says the recall is a "binary" question vs. the 135 on the ballot, i.e. apples and oranges.


What a pantload, IMHO.


Still your only recently horrified,

darkstar
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Cat Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:23 PM
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15. How about Martin Sheen? :)
If the people in this state are so into voting for actors, why not give them one with a sense of justice and an interest in policy?

:)
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:36 PM
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22. Ack, I think that
Martin Sheen said that arnie wasn't "like a real republican", if he thinks arnie is in the least bit Democratic I sure would have doubts about wanting him to run for the office. :argh:
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:24 PM
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16. Assuming he isn't recalled before then...
MARTIN SHEEN! That would be great. :-)
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:27 PM
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18. Harvey Keitel. Or...Samuel L. Jackson
Or Tim Robbins.

Or Susan Sarandon.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:28 PM
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19. The heck with 2006, try in a few months. (n/t)
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