Looks like Republicans really are starting to rally around Arnold...and that Davis is probably toast. One would assume the next poll would be out Sunday/Monday, and will be the last one before the election. That will be the key to seeing how the attacks have worked.
Can I say that I don't like some of this news about Arnold, and think that this even perhaps makes him a fundamentally *bad* candidate, but that I'M GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM ANYWAY just to piss off Gray Davis and the hypocritical sleazeballs who didn't care when similar charges were brought against Clinton?
Yep, that's the ticket. Kill em, Arnie.
"Now please don't misunderstand me. Americans are wonderful people. The problem, perhaps, is that they don't always realize that customers sitting at a table in a restaurant might not want to meet yet another wonderful person. They may possibly want to know whether that exotic name on the menu is just another alias for the usual chicken. ...When bright young Brenda bounces up to ask you for the fourth time if everything is ok, there is an overwhelming urge to answer that, yes, everything would be fine if she stayed at the cash desk and chatted to her friends about films and boyfriends. Unfortunately, it's not physically possible. Brenda makes sure you have your mouth full before she asks you, 'Is everything ok?'"
that's true, but I think you are exagerrating the effect it has. For example, the Speaker is from Illinois, not what I'd call a small state. Gephardt's from Missouri, again, not a small state. Dick Armey is from Texas.