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California Recall Daily Thread (9/29/2003) 8 Days To Go
California Recall Daily Thread: Up To The Minute News ^ | 9.29.2003 | DoctorZin

Posted on 09/29/2003 8:12:03 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

In just 8 days the people of California will choose a Governor and as a result set a course that will affect the future of the state and our country in profound ways. This thread has been created to keep us all informed of the important developments.

I invite you to post all the major recall stories here or if it has already been posted, then add links to these posts. We welcome discussions of the candidates, the issues, campaign strategy, the polls, etc. Please be civil in your comments.

If you want to be added to a ping list on the recall please freepmail me and make sure you mention that you want to be added to the "recall ping list." I will ping you once daily at the start of the thread and occasionally if there is major breaking news.

DoctorZin


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: arnold; bustamante; california; crdt; davis; election; huffington; mcclintock; prop54; proposition54; recall; schwarzenegger; simon; ueberroth
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1 posted on 09/29/2003 8:12:05 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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New Poll Shows Californians Widely Favor Recall, Schwarzenegger

AP ^ | 9/28/03 | Erica Werner and Jim Wasserman
Posted on 09/28/2003 2:45 PM PDT by kattracks

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) - With the campaign to recall Gov. Gray Davis entering its final full week, a poll released Sunday showed the Democrat could lose office by a wide margin and put Arnold Schwarzenegger way ahead of everyone else trying to become governor of California. Schwarzenegger barnstormed around California on Sunday, talking to invited crowds in airport hangars, while all the other major candidates seeking to replace Davis gathered for a public forum in Sacramento....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991142/posts
2 posted on 09/29/2003 8:14:28 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Lawsuit over campaign donations could test tribal sovereignty

AP ^ | Jan ,7, 2003 | ERICA WERNER
Posted on 09/28/2003 7:18 PM PDT by Kay Soze

In an important test of the reach of tribal sovereignty, California's political watchdog agency is suing one of the state's wealthiest and most influential Indian tribes, alleging violations of campaign finance reporting laws....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991261/posts
3 posted on 09/29/2003 8:16:12 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Reading the reversals

U.S. News ^ | 10/06/03 | Michael Barone
Posted on 09/28/2003 8:01 PM PDT by Pokey78

History doesn't move in straight lines. Things go that way for a while, and then there is a reversal--and perhaps another reversal. The hard thing about understanding history as it happens is distinguishing those reversals that turn out to be significant from the zigs that will be followed by zags. Last week was filled with reversals. Which ones will turn out to be significant? ....

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4 posted on 09/29/2003 8:19:13 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Threat of spoiler's role doesn't faze McClintock

Times-Herald ^ | 9-29-03 | AP
Posted on 09/29/2003 12:08 AM PDT by ambrose

Threat of spoiler's role doesn't faze McClintock
By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - With little more than a week left in California's recall race, Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to make his victory seem inevitable. But his Republican rival isn't going away.

Conservative state Sen. Tom McClintock has stuck firmly - obstinately, some say - to his pledge to race to the end, even at the risk of splitting the GOP vote and allowing Demo-crats to stay in power if Gov. Gray Davis is recalled....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991327/posts


5 posted on 09/29/2003 8:22:08 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Recall High Anxiety (Tammy Bruce Alert!)

Frontpagemag.com ^ | 9/2t/03 | Tammy Bruce
Posted on 09/29/2003 12:22 AM PDT by goldstategop
Recall High Anxiety By Tammy Bruce FrontPageMagazine.com | September 26, 2003

Earlier this week a disturbing tune had begun to infiltrate my conversations with friends. Both Republicans and Democrats (yes, I have pals who hail from both camps), began to express something which I can only describe as Recall Fatigue. Even though we’re being bombarded with messages by people who do not have our best interests in mind, it’s too important a time to tire.

Many of my Democrat friends, most of whom had signed the recall petition and were looking forward to voting “Yes” on the ballot, began to respond to the cries that poured out of the Democratic Party that the sky was falling and democracy would be destroyed if we, uh, used it....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991329/posts
6 posted on 09/29/2003 8:24:41 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Awesome Arnold - Triumphs in Calif. poll, declares war on Davis

New York Daily News ^ | 9/29/03 | JAMES GORDON MEEK in Washington DAVE GOLDINER in New York
Posted on 09/29/2003 1:35 AM PDT by kattracks

Arnold Schwarzenegger flexed his political muscle yesterday as a new poll showed him blasting Gov. Gray Davis into oblivion - even if a GOP rival stays in the recall race.
With just a week to go before the Total Recall election, a buoyant Ah-nold talked about the politically wounded Davis as if he were some bloodied bad guy in a "Conan" flick.

"This is now hand-to-hand combat," said Schwarzenegger, who barnstormed across the state. "We are in the trenches. This is war." ....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991344/posts


7 posted on 09/29/2003 8:26:34 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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GALLUP POLL ANALYSES: Those most likely to turn out are most negative toward Gov. Gray Davis

Gallup ^ | 9-29 | Gallup
Posted on 09/29/2003 2:54 AM PDT by ambrose

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991360/posts
8 posted on 09/29/2003 8:28:11 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Tooday Show Recall Segment: Katie Sheaths Claws as Smarmy Dem Chairman Whistles Past Graveyard

Posted on 09/29/2003 4:48 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Is there any more slimy, phony, unctuous, smarmy [did I miss anything?] pol than Art Torres, head of the California Dem party?

There was Torres on The Today Show this morning, doing his best whistling-past-the-graveyard shtick in the light of the newly-released CNN/USA Today polls that, from his perspective, are an utter disaster.

The polls show the 'Yes' on recall vote outpacing the 'No's' by almost 30%. And as for the race to replace Davis, Arnold has pulled ahead to a whopping 15% lead over Busta.

Torres actually claimed not to be concerned by the devastating CNN/USA Today poll, suggesting that the Dems' internal polls show a much closer race. He used an interesting trick in describing the results of his own poll....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991386/posts
9 posted on 09/29/2003 8:31:30 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Actor breezes through Monterey (Schwarzenegger whistle-stop)

Monterey County Herald ^ | 9-29-03 | KEVIN HOWE
Posted on 09/29/2003 6:03 AM PDT by veronica

Chanting "Ar-nold! Ar-nold!" hundreds of supporters turned out Sunday for a glimpse of actor-turned-gubernatorial-candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger at an airplane hangar rally at Monterey Peninsula Airport....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991417/posts
10 posted on 09/29/2003 8:32:35 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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The Schizophrenic Times(LA Times caught lying about Recall)

polipundit.com ^ | 9/29/03
Posted on 09/29/2003 6:39 AM PDT by finnman69

Monday, September 29, 2003 The Schizophrenic Times

Two pieces on the LA Times web site accuse that new Gallup poll showing the recall at 63 percent of:

1. Using a high turnout model: "The poll of 787 registered voters used a model for probable voters that assumes a relatively high 50 percent turnout among the state's voting age population."

2. Using a low turnout model: "The CNN-USA Today poll, conducted among 1,007 Californians between Thursday and Saturday, assumed a low turnout of 51% — lower than election officials expect — in determining which were the most likely voters."

Memo to lying liberal media: I realize you're in a state of denial about the recall. But at least try to get your stories straight when you lie to your readers. posted by PoliPundit at 5:04 AM Link to this post....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991437/posts
11 posted on 09/29/2003 8:34:01 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Poll Vault: California Voters Flocking to the Governator (Arnold over Busta by 15%)

New York Post ^ | September 29, 2003 | David K. Li
Posted on 09/29/2003 6:56 AM PDT by dead

LOS ANGELES - Arnold Schwarzenegger has muscled his way to a commanding lead in California's recall campaign, according to the results of a stunning poll released yesterday. A Gallup survey commission by CNN and USA Today showed Golden State voters poised to pink-slip Gov. Gray Davis and install political newcomer Schwarzenegger as their leader.

Davis' recall has the support of 63 percent of voters, compared with 35 percent who oppose it, according to the poll.

It also shows a pumped-up Schwarzenegger with a formidable lead, 40 percent to 25 percent, over his closest rival, Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991447/posts
12 posted on 09/29/2003 8:35:52 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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TOM MCCLINTOCK DAILY EDITION - 9/29/03 (CA GOVERNOR'S RACE)

Posted on 09/29/2003 7:14 AM PDT by Rabid Republican

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991457/posts
13 posted on 09/29/2003 8:37:26 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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California: No axes falling in Legislature. Lawmakers still hiring despite layoffs

San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 29, 2003 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
Posted on 09/29/2003 7:21 AM PDT by John Jorsett

The first layoff notices for state workers are starting to trickle out -- 200 so far, with more on the way -- but one place that won't be seeing pink is the state Legislature....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991464/posts
14 posted on 09/29/2003 8:38:53 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Foreclosures.com Predicts Rising California Defaults Amid State's Turmoil

Business Wire ^ | 09-29-03
Posted on 09/29/2003 7:37 AM PDT by Brian S

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003--Foreclosure property investment advisory firm Foreclosures.com is predicting an increase in California mortgage defaults as the state struggles with political uncertainty and a record $38 billion deficit....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991471/posts
15 posted on 09/29/2003 8:40:24 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Recall spotlight on appeals court; Actor tries to court environmentalists amid protest

SF Gate ^ | 9-22-03 | Carla Marinucci
Posted on 09/29/2003 7:58 AM PDT by tallhappy

Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County -- Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger was dogged by persistent protesters and hecklers Sunday, as he tried to seize the environmental mantle, proposing a $60 million "hydrogen highway" he said would provide a statewide chain of hydrogen fueling stations to help clean the air....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991480/posts
16 posted on 09/29/2003 8:41:39 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: goldstategop; BlessedAmerican; Miss Marple; glowworm; PhiKapMom; dalereed; lainde; SAMWolf; ...
Join Us at Today’s California Recall Daily Thread

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17 posted on 09/29/2003 8:43:21 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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No and nobody; THE RECALL IS NOT A SOLUTION TO STATE'S PROBLEMS; VOTE NO

San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/28/03
Posted on 09/29/2003 8:19 AM PDT by SteveH

From the day the first petition was signed, recalling Gov. Gray Davis looked like a simplistic, illusory solution for the state's real problems.

The recall is no solution to the state's budget crisis, no solution for struggling schools, and no solution -- quite the opposite -- for the poisonous partisanship that prevents the Legislature from finding solutions on issues from energy to health care.

The seven months of paid-for signature-gathering, partisan ma- neuvering, legal hair-splitting and political campaigning since then have made the recall look even worse.

Californians should vote ``no'' on the recall....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991493/posts
18 posted on 09/29/2003 8:44:20 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Good morning, my friend,

You might want to add to the thread my article of a month ago, "Nuts and Bolts in California," which was published on UPI, Chronwatch, a couple of websites, and here on FreeRepublic. That article is more than a month old, but in its final days this election is shaping up exactly as I predicted.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "Democrats Dancing to Tunes of Glory?," discussion thread on FR. Article will likely be on ChronWatch.

19 posted on 09/29/2003 8:44:43 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Everyone talks about Congress; I am doing something about it.)
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Arnold? A Conservative Take

Posted on 09/28/2003 11:54 PM PDT by Simi Valley Tom

Is Arnold Swarzenegger really a fiscal conservative?

Swarzenegger has clearly said that he supports government health care, the welfare state, our socialist education system, and doing little or nothing to send back the illegal aliens who have broken our immigration laws. Tom McClintock, the true fiscal conservative Republican in the governor's race, wisely said that considering raising taxes in an emergency, as Arnold said he would consider, is the last thing a fiscal conservative would do because an emergency is exactly the time to lower taxes and increase tax incentives to stimulate recovery....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991324/posts
20 posted on 09/29/2003 8:46:09 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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McClintock positive staying in right thing

Ventura Star | Beth Fouhy
Posted on 09/29/2003 8:54 AM PDT by Rabid Republican

Republican not bowing to party pressure

SAN FRANCISCO -- With little more than a week left in California's recall race, Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to make his victory seem inevitable. But his Republican rival isn't going away.

Conservative state Sen. Tom McClintock has stuck firmly -- and some say, obstinately -- to his pledge to race to the end, even at the risk of splitting the Republican vote and allowing Democrats to stay in power even if Gov. Gray Davis is recalled....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991516/posts
21 posted on 09/29/2003 8:58:15 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Inside McClintock’s Head - What Could Have Been

National Review ^ | September 29, 2003 | Arnold Steinberg
Posted on 09/29/2003 9:06 AM PDT by Recourse

September 29, 2003, 10:07 a.m.
By Arnold Steinberg

LOS ANGELES — Republican candidate for California governor Tom McClintock is honorable and principled, intelligent and serious. He can be plainspoken in his eloquence. Now, with the election barely a week away, some may ask plainly: Why is he still running?

McClintock's critics say he is not a team player. But McClintock supporters reply that the Republican team was AWOL last year. That's when McClintock barely lost in the state controller's race to a Democrat who outspent him 5-to-1. Republican kingmakers, according to McClintock partisans, instead funded likely losers....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991529/posts
22 posted on 09/29/2003 9:11:44 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Gray's Waterloo?

The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/29/03 | Bill Whalen
Posted on 09/29/2003 9:18 AM PDT by Pokey78

Gray Davis is looking increasingly desperate. The numbers may mean that he's finally finished.
ELECTIONS, like warfare, come down to turning points. And should Governor Gray Davis go down in flames a week from tomorrow, remember last Friday as the pivotal moment in California's recall election. The event was a West Hollywood rally for women voters. His guest of honor was former Texas governor Ann Richards (talk about the B-list), plus a phone call from Hillary Rodham Clinton, who tried to pump up the estrogen by predicting "California is not going to be stampeded by the same right-wingers who gave us the election in Florida and are trying to do things that are really against our interests." ....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991540/posts
23 posted on 09/29/2003 9:21:41 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Multiple GOP Internals-McClintock Numbers Have Stalled..

ABC News ^ | September 29, 2003 | Mark Halperin
Posted on 09/29/2003 9:15 AM PDT by rftc

Arnold Schwartznegger appeared to pick up momentum in his drive to unseat Governor Grey Davis with a new polls showing his candidacy on the ascent, as the campaign director for State Senator Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) all but conceded that the fellow Republican was likely to win.

The polls caught the McClintock campaign flat footed and campaign director John Feliz all but conceded that Schwarzenegger may be too far ahead to catch.

In fact, he said that private polls had shown Schwarznegger moving up after the candidates debate Wednesday, with Bustamante falling back and McClintock recieving a slight uptick then stabalizing.

Feliz contends that when the election is done, McClintock will beat Bustamante. 'This whole thing about Tom being the spoiler has created the movement for Arnold. The voters are taking their second choice, Tom is their first choice.'....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991537/posts
24 posted on 09/29/2003 9:23:17 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Davis is Lucky (Schwarzenegger, McClintock)

San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/28/03
Posted on 09/29/2003 9:29 AM PDT by SteveH

DAVIS IS LUCKY; THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT CANDIDATES WORTH A RECOMMENDATION

Gray Davis has succeeded in politics in part by being lucky in who was running against him. It has happened again.

The list of replacement candidates is one more reason to reject the recall.

We cannot recommend any of them.

Some hold views antithetical to ours. The others seem even less capable than a lame-duck Davis of giving California the makeover it needs....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991551/posts
25 posted on 09/29/2003 9:41:23 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Guess what's waiting to be signed on Gov. Davis' desk...

KCRA ^ | Seot, 26, 2003
Posted on 09/29/2003 9:21 AM PDT by Lizavetta

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Even though Gov. Gray Davis refuses to play favorites in the NBA Kings-Lakers rivalry, the Sacramento Kings are taking a late stance on the recall. The basketball organization made a sizeable donation to help defeat the effort.

On public record, the Kings' Arco Arena limited partnership -- led by Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof -- donated $100,000 to Davis' anti-recall campaign just two days ago. It is a big-money donation that some, including the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, are calling a blatant attempt to buy Davis' signature.

"Follow the money. Follow the money," said Howard Jarvis spokesman John Coupal...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991543/posts
26 posted on 09/29/2003 9:44:28 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Demos Internal Recall Polling by Teachers Association Still Has Davis Down 54-41 (Arnie up + 5%!!)

Sacremento Bee ^ | September 26, 2003 | Dan Weintraub
Posted on 09/29/2003 9:42 AM PDT by rftc

My sources tell me that two Democratic polls over the weekend including one by the California Teachers Association Union show the recall leading 54-40 and 54-41.

That is a lot of ground to make up (with one week to go) even if you subcribe to the wisdom that Davis needs only to shave the 54 down to 49.9, which is true but makes the task somewhat easier than it is.

The race to replace Governor Davis in one of the Democratic polls is dead even between Cruz and Arnold at 30-29 with McClintock at 18.

The CTA poll, I am told has Arnold opening up a five point lead at 31-26, with McClintock at 16.

Still a ton of undecided voters out there....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991557/posts
27 posted on 09/29/2003 9:45:52 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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California: McClintock Stepped Aside Before, to His Regret

Los Angeles Times ^ | September 29, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy
Posted on 09/29/2003 10:03 AM PDT by John Jorsett

Imagine this scenario: Facing doubts about winning, Tom McClintock drops out of a hotly contested political race to clear the way for a wealthy show business name, who then fumbles the bid, allowing a third candidate to capture the seat.

The 2003 gubernatorial race? Actually, it already happened, in 1986....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991564/posts
28 posted on 09/29/2003 10:57:15 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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California GOP Emergency Session Board Meeting 1PM Pacific -Watch Thread

C-Span ^ | September 29, 2003 | Brain Lamme
Posted on 09/29/2003 10:06 AM PDT by rftc

They will endorse Arnold, hopefully they will ask McClintock to step down as well....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991568/posts
29 posted on 09/29/2003 10:58:03 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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The Schizophrenic Times (Recall Poll Inconsistencies)

PoliPundit.com ^ | 9/29/03 | PoliPundit.com
Posted on 09/29/2003 10:24 AM PDT by NYC Republican

Two pieces on the LA Times web site accuse that new Gallup poll, showing the recall at 63 percent, of:

1. Using a high turnout model: "The poll of 787 registered voters used a model for probable voters that assumes a relatively high 50 percent turnout among the state's voting age population."

2. Using a low turnout model: "The CNN-USA Today poll, conducted among 1,007 Californians between Thursday and Saturday, assumed a low turnout of 51% — lower than election officials expect — in determining which were the most likely voters."

Memo to lying liberal media: I realize you're in a state of denial about the recall. But at least try to get your stories straight when you lie to your readers.

UPDATE: Some of my readers say the poll is junk. They're right. All recall polls are junk, since no one can accurately say who will turn out to vote in this strange election. However, as I predicted in my debate review, Arnold performed so well in the big TV debate that he will likely win this election. We just don't know the margin of victory....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991585/posts
30 posted on 09/29/2003 10:58:53 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Letter That the California GOP Emergency Session Board Meeting Should Give to Tom McClintock Today

California GOP BOard ^ | September 29, 2003 | executive vote
Posted on 09/29/2003 10:29 AM PDT by rftc

Dear Mr. State Senator,

We applaud your efforts and supporters for your campaign and running a campaign that has garnered considerable amount of California GOP support.

The major media has emptied out all of the dirt they have against other candidates and it is time for you to make a decision. (with internal polling still having the race within margin for error)

Are you be concerned about being the man that puts Governor Cruz Bustamante in office or a possible political future that could have you as a US Sentor from California.

We urge you to consider this in the next week as election day nears....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991590/posts

31 posted on 09/29/2003 10:59:32 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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May I get some help here?: Why is Arnold against referendum to repeal illegals' drivers licenses?

thereporter.com ^ | Sep. 29, 03 | churchillbuff
Posted on 09/29/2003 10:35 AM PDT by churchillbuff

Arnold is trying to "skate around" this issue. Why can't he take a straightforward stand?

Here is how reporter Thomas Elias puts it:

Replacement candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger tried to skate around the issue ... . He's against licenses for illegals, he said while accusing Davis of pandering to Latino voters. But he won't support a referendum. Does he really want that non-position publicized before his staff gets a chance to rethink it?

Schwarzenegger is plainly trying to placate conservative Republican voters whose votes he needs and may be losing to Republican state Sen. Tom McClintock, while also trying to satisfy Latino voters who favor licensing all immigrants who can pass written and road tests. Time will tell whether his doubletalk will fly....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991598/posts
32 posted on 09/29/2003 11:00:14 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Question for all who are voting for,or supporting Arnold?

Posted on 09/29/2003 10:19 AM PDT by Delphinium

Just curious,for what principals are you voting for?

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33 posted on 09/29/2003 11:02:14 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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But... McClintock Would Easily Beat Bustamante If Schwarzenegger Dropped Out Of Race: 56% to 37%...

USA Today ^ | 9/29/2003 | USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll
Posted on 09/29/2003 10:36 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever

6. If the choice were between Cruz Bustamante, the Democrat and Tom McClintock, the Republican, who would you be more likely to vote for: Cruz Bustamante or Tom McClintock?

Probable Voters: A: McClintock 56% Bustamante 37% ....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991599/posts
34 posted on 09/29/2003 11:02:55 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Dennis Prager Supports Arnold Schwarzenegger in the California Recall Election.

California Recall Daily Thread: Up To The Minute News ^ | 9.29.2003 | DoctorZin
Posted on 09/29/2003 11:14 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

Dennis Prager just annouced his support for Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the California Recall Election....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991623/posts
36 posted on 09/29/2003 11:15:07 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Huge Blow to McClintock. California GOP to Formally Endorse Arnold Schwarzenegger 2pm PST Today

Posted on 09/29/2003 11:10 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs

FOX NEWS:

The California GOP will announce today that it will endorse Arnold Schwarzenegger for their candidate for the governor of California.

The official announcement will come at 2pm Pacific time today.

This announcement comes as a big blow to Tom McClintock....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991621/posts
37 posted on 09/29/2003 11:37:19 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Just curious,what principles are you voting for? Arnold understands that excessive government intrusion in business is wrong, he believes in private property rights and individual liberties and has said he would like to repeal AB13--the draconian, business-killing smoking ban in The People's Republik of Kookiefornia--he doesn't plan to balance the budget on the backs of smokers. Along with cutting waste from government spending, that's enough for me.

"Hey, Gray! Can ya hear me NOW?" I drive, I smoke and I Vote!

38 posted on 09/29/2003 1:08:28 PM PDT by Max McGarrity (Anti-smokers--still the bullies in the playground they always were.)
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Silicon Valley for Arnold

Silicon Valley For Join Arnold Campaign | 29 SEP 03 | Null and Void
Posted on 09/29/2003 12:29 PM PDT by null and void

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991667/posts
39 posted on 09/29/2003 1:09:02 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Prelude to a Political Obit: McClintock's Tragic Flaw

NewsMax ^ | 9/29/03 | Geoff Metcalf
Posted on 09/29/2003 12:34 PM PDT by finnman69

I’ve known California State Sen. Tom McClintock since I first moved to California in 1981. I have considered him a friend since 1992 and have spoken at fund raisers for him.

Tom is a for-real Jeffersonian constitutional conservative. I have sat in his offices many times, had him as a guest on my various radio programs, and socialized with him and his wonderful family.

The blessing and curse of Tom McClintock is his rock solid adherence to his principles. Unlike most politicians he does not lie, dissemble, compromise or weasel. However, those very characteristics I admire in him as a man, husband and father remain his tragic flaw as a politician....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991673/posts
40 posted on 09/29/2003 1:10:01 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Arnold's GOP rival sticks it out, compares himself to Seabiscuit (McClintock Working It Hard)

Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 29, 2003 | Associated Press
Posted on 09/29/2003 12:49 PM PDT by Recourse

September 29, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO -- With little more than a week left in California's recall race, Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to make his victory seem inevitable. But his more conservative Republican rival isn't going away.

State Sen. Tom McClintock has stuck firmly -- some say obstinately -- to his pledge to race to the end, even at the risk of splitting the Republican vote and allowing Democrats to stay in power even if Gov. Gray Davis is recalled.

''I have never been popular in the country club wing of the Republican party,'' McClintock said in an interview Sunday before another full day of campaigning. ''I've always drawn my strength from grassroots voters, and I'm quite content with that.''

McClintock prefers to compare himself to Seabiscuit -- the scrappy California race horse who outran the establishment. He said he believes millions of voters will embrace his anti-tax, anti-abortion, pro-gun philosophy....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991680/posts
41 posted on 09/29/2003 1:11:27 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Oops! Clinton's Support Harms Davis

Newsmax ^ | 9/29/03 | Carl Limbacher
Posted on 09/29/2003 12:54 PM PDT by truthandlife

Some Democrats still insist that failed presidential nominee Al Gore made a mistake by distancing himself from China and North Korea's favorite U.S. president, Bill Clinton. But it seems that tactic was about the only thing that Class-Warfare Al did right in 2000.

Here's a little-publicized aspect of the new USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll showing Californians booting the increasingly green Gray Davis: Bill Clinton's support did more harm than good.

Question 13: "Did Bill Clinton’s campaigning against the recall of Governor Davis make you more likely to vote to recall Davis, did it not make much difference, or did it make you less likely to vote to recall Davis?"

Among registered voters, 18 percent said more likely, 68 percent said no difference and 12 percent said less likely. Among probably voters, 21 percent said more likely, 66 percent said no difference and 11 percent said less likely.

And the L.A. Times and other Democrat newspapers kept claiming that Clinton is so terribly popular in La-La Land.

Let's hope the donkeys' 2004 presidential nominee asks for Slick Willie's "help." ....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991686/posts

42 posted on 09/29/2003 1:12:34 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: If it's heroes you want, look no further than Friedman and Smith -

The Telegraph - UK ^ | September 25, 2003 | Arnold Schwarzenegger
Posted on 09/26/2003 5:04 PM PDT by UnklGene

By Arnold Schwarzenegger (Filed: 25/09/2003)

I have often said that the two people who have most profoundly impacted my thinking on economics are Milton Friedman and Adam Smith. At Christmas, I sometimes annoy some of my more liberal Hollywood friends by sending them a gift of Friedman's classic economic primer, Free to Choose. What I learnt from Friedman and Smith is a lesson that every political leader should never forget: that when the heavy fist of government becomes too overbearing and intrusive, it stifles the unlimited wealth creation process of a free people operating under a free enterprise system....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/990341/posts
43 posted on 09/29/2003 2:27:41 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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McClintock on Top in California Illegals Debate

Crosswalk ^ | Cal Thomas
Posted on 09/29/2003 1:51 PM PDT by ambrose

Cal Thomas
Syndicated Columnist

Watching the debate among candidates for California governor -- should the recall be approved October 7 -- was an exercise in political correctness run amok. Only state Senator Tom McClintock had the guts to say what needed to be said.

While others mostly pandered to the Latino crowd by falling all over themselves, saying illegal immigrants should be welcomed and given driver's licenses and services, McClintock said they should receive no benefits at all.

He is right, but being right in politics no longer matters. Getting elected matters. Our politics are so miserable.

If Lt. Governor Bustamante and the rest of the pack won't uphold our laws, what is their purpose for holding office? Don't they take an oath to uphold the law?

This is an open invitation for more illegals to come here, including terrorists. It is more than an outrage. It is criminal that we allow so many people to break our laws and then reward them for doing so.

Good for Tom McClintock for saying the right thing and not pandering....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991710/posts

44 posted on 09/29/2003 2:31:34 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Another HUGE lie bites the dust (McClintock can't beat Busta)

USA Today ^ | 9/29/20003 | USA Today
Posted on 09/29/2003 2:02 PM PDT by Russell Scott

6. If the choice were between Cruz Bustamante, the Democrat and Tom McClintock, the Republican, who would you be more likely to vote for: Cruz Bustamante or Tom McClintock? ....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991715/posts
45 posted on 09/29/2003 2:34:14 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: goldstategop; BlessedAmerican; Miss Marple; glowworm; PhiKapMom; dalereed; lainde; SAMWolf; ...
McClintock to hold press conference at 3:00 PST?

Posted on 09/29/2003 2:26 PM PDT by RogerWilko

I just heard on Tom Sullivan that McClintock is going to hold a press conference at 3:00. I can't find confirmation anywhere though....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991725/posts
46 posted on 09/29/2003 2:35:25 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Schwarzenegger: It's 'war'

Record Searchlight ^ | September 29, 2003 | Tim Hearden
Posted on 09/29/2003 3:30 PM PDT by calcowgirl

Airport rally draws 1,000 supporters

Arnold Schwarzenegger used a boisterous Redding rally to declare "war" against Gov. Gray Davis on Sunday, blasting the beleaguered incumbent's budget policies and leadership.

Countering recent criticism by the governor, a fiery Schwarzenegger told an enthusiastic crowd he thinks Davis will run a "dirty" campaign in the coming days but that he expects to win on Oct. 7....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991766/posts
47 posted on 09/29/2003 3:41:34 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Davis camp accuses Schwarzenegger campaign of 'dirty tricks'

USA Today ^ | 9/29/2003 | Associated Press
Posted on 09/29/2003 3:38 PM PDT by calcowgirl

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The feud between Gov. Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger escalated Monday as the governor’s campaign accused the actor’s handlers of engaging in “dirty tricks” by plotting to disrupt a Davis event.

Davis spokesman Peter Ragone said the campaign had obtained an e-mail showing that the Schwarzenegger camp was trying to stack one of the governor’s town-hall meetings “with shills for their campaign, Republicans who would disrupt and attack the governor.” ....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991778/posts
48 posted on 09/29/2003 3:42:46 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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California: Looking for a vote I can live with

Sacramento Bee, Recall Fly on the Wall Weblog ^ | September 29, 2003 | Susanna Cooper
Posted on 09/29/2003 3:42 PM PDT by John Jorsett

My feeling late last week was that the recall would fail, and that freed me up to vote my conscience without carrying the guilt of a throwaway vote. Like Mark, my unfettered vote would go to Garrett Gruener (one more plug for his web site here). What I liked most about him was his ability to talk straight about the state's challenges and his ideas for solving them; he can explain, to pick one example, the need to close Prop. 13's commercial property tax loophole in a way that is understandable and compelling but not dumbed-down. That's the kind of leadership we need. Under normal circumstances I'd be wary of the fact that he hasn't held public office of any kind (would it hurt to try your hand at city council or Assembly before you run for governor?) but these aren't normal circumstances....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991781/posts
49 posted on 09/29/2003 3:44:17 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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California Republican Party Leadership Endorses Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor (press release)

CA GOP ^ | Sept.29, 2003 | CA GOP
Posted on 09/29/2003 3:42 PM PDT by FairOpinion

Burbank, CA. – In an unprecedented move, the California Republican Party’s Board of Directors today unanimously voted to endorse gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger in the October 7 recall election. The vote was announced following a special meeting of the CRP Board in Burbank.

“We are proud to have two extremely competent Republicans on the ballot,” said California Republican Party Chairman Duf Sundheim. “Both would make exceptional governors, but only one can win. It is our hope that Republicans, Democrats and independents who are ready for change unite behind Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“Arnold has a proven ability to connect with voters, to solidify the Republican base while reaching out to Democrats and independents, and to excite new voters. It is our hope that Californians who share our concern for the future unite behind Arnold in the final days of this historic election,” continued Sundheim.

“This is an unprecedented vote for our Party, but then, again, this is an unprecedented election. We simply cannot afford to put our future at risk by keeping Gray Davis and Cruz Bustamante in office. With eight days left until the election, I encourage Californians in the strongest possible terms to vote “yes” on the recall and “yes” on Schwarzenegger.”

Today’s endorsement marks the first time that the California Republican Party’s governing board has endorsed a candidate in a contested gubernatorial race....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/991780/posts
50 posted on 09/29/2003 3:45:37 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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