Howard Dean on the California recall
Today’s recall election in California was not about Gray Davis or Arnold Schwarzenegger. This recall was about the frustration so many people are feeling about the way things are going. All across America, George Bush’s massive tax cuts for the wealthy are undermining state budgets, causing cutbacks in services and increases in local property taxes.
Were recalls held in every state, it’s quite possible that 50 governors would find themselves paying the price for one president’s ruinous national economic policies.
Tonight the voters in California directed their frustration with the country’s direction on their incumbent governor. Come next November, that anger might be directed at a different incumbent…in the White House.