The California recall election has been dubbed “the greatest political show on earth,” and that may be putting it mildly. With the October 7 vote only days away, embattled Gov. Gray Davis (D) is hoping that sexual harassment accusations will derail the surging candidacy of Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, while Lt. Gov. Cruz M. Bustamante is counting on Hispanic support to get him out of Davis’s shadow.
Republicans view the special election as democracy at its purest; Democrats call it a Republican power grab. Both parties agree the recall will be significant, both locally and nationally.
The day after the vote, Thomas E. Mann, an expert on national politics, and Bruce Cain, an expert on California politics, will participate in a conference call with reporters to discuss the results and assess the national implications of the California vote.
Bruce Katz, of the Brookings Institution, said [land mapping] is not just about "real estate," but about access "to a talent pool." "Automobiles are essentially computers on wheels," said Katz, who focuses on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. "The broader Detroit area is one of the greatest hubs of technological innovation around manufacturing."