could have .. should have..
water over the dam
he should have never entered the Recall race... and once he got in, he shot himself in the foot
a golden opportunity was lost, no squandered, likely never to seen again.
I think it was the lack of conservative turn out for the vote on two or more of the propositions.
Others might think it was when McClintock did not win the nomination, but we have to keep in mind he hasn't been able to get elected dog catcher since running for Gov of CA.
Bustamante IMO would have been GOV if not Arnold.