California Uber Alles
By the end of next month we'll be saying the words "Governor Schwarzenegger" as a matter of fact. I'm very pleased that Arnold really did get 50% of the popular vote and the election didn't turn into a plurality contest. If you add up the over 1 million votes Tom McClintock got along with the other more or less conservative candidates, you'll see that Bustamante was outvoted better than 2 to 1.
Here is a complete list
of how all the candidates fared, some surprisingly better than others. Ueberroth and Huffington got five figures each from people who weren't aware they had withdrawn from the race, same as the four figures who went with Bill Simon. Larry Flynt outperformed Gary Coleman. Mary Carey and Angelyne got a few thousand. Lee Gallagher might have gotten more if other people, like me, had been reminded that he isn't dead yet (I honestly thought he was).