Guys, that was the subhead last night on Politico’s website for Newsom’s landslide victory, so I think that’s the completion of our punditry bets in the Good News For John McCain category. We got it 100% right.
Der Tiger Beat auf dem Potomac (thanks Charlie and Watertiger!) morning’s email thingie has exactly this to say about the recall:
NOT A SHOCKER: Calif. Gov. GAVIN NEWSOM crushed the recall attempt by a nearly 2-to 1 margin.
The recall was a epic, legendary, stupid move by the GQP: A) The California GOP failed to recruit a viable candidate, and 2) Newsom will be nearly undefeatable a year from now in his re-election campaign. This recall gave him incredibly up-to-date polling information for 2022, and I predict very likely that Cali will now modify the state constitution to fix this stupid recall mechanism.