Total Recall

I just want to go on record as saying that I think this whole California recall election is completely ridiculous. First of all, a governor should not be removed from office except through the normal established election process, except if the person is convicted of a crime or something as drastic. Second, if removed, the Leutenant Governor should assume the position – we shouldn’t be having a free-for-all election to let any last minute bozo to come step in and try to swipe the job. This sets a dangerous precedent. On the other hand though, If we are going to ding loser politicians on their corrupt policies and inability to revive the economy, then let’s fix the problem at the source – I sure would like to see George W. Bush get recalled…

Seriously though, if someone can win a state governor election with just a fractional percentage of the votes, then that is a really screwed-up situation. We are really in danger of this happening in this election. Which leads me to my next point: No major election for a public office should be decided with anything less than 50% of the votes cast in favor of the winner. We should be having runoff elections between the top two candidates if this is the case. This should be true at the very least for all governor, congress, and presidential elections.