The day is finally here, and polls are opening as we speak. Now is the time to go to the polls and say “Hasta la vista, Davy” to the first governor ever to be recalled in California, and the second anywhere in the U.S. Given the two-part ballot, Davis will probably win “the popular vote,” but no matter. As long as the recall passes and McClintock and Schwarzenegger’s combined vote adds up to 50% or more, there will be a huge mandate for change, and the Legislature will know it. And if it passes by a comfortable margin, it will send another important message: the L.A. Times’s last minute puke campaign and Gloria Allred’s Tawana Brawley moment have backfired. That would be good news for anyone who would not like to see more of the same in future campaigns.
Calblog is a group blog today, and will include any recall-related entries I post here on DAI. Move along, people, there’s nothing to see here – until tomorrow, when we all freak out and ask ourselves what the hell we were thinking.
P.S. If the heading sounds familiar, it should. Unlike Michael Moore, I promise not to erase this post and pretend it never existed if my predictions turn out to be wrong. And that could happen. Most polls show the recall passing by a comfortable margin, but this story claims the vote is “too close to call.” Stay tuned.
UPDATE: Too close to call, huh?