So what? Either your mind is right or it isn't.
I don't give a crap about "political capital".
Think strategically, not tactically.
This bill will now be reworked by the Republican legislature and resubmitted. That will take some months to do and, in the meantime, passions will cool and the analysts and policy wonks will figure out how to best integrate the lessons coming out of the Newtown school massacre into the legislation. Eventually, a Republican governor who didn’t get recalled will sign it.
A newly elected Democrat governor whose recall election focused on its defeat won’t.