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Bustamante and Davis

This story on Bustamante’s unwilligness to distance himself (never mind denounce) the radical racial group MEChA (Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan) is getting some notice. Bustamante says he still supports the group--considered racist by many--he was once a member of. MEChA’s motto is "for the race, everything. For those outside the race, nothing." Mickey Kause at Slate has a lot of good links you might want to follow, and his opinions are pretty sound on all this. Worth following...Kaus also notes, correctly, in my view, that the only semi-reliable polls on the California election have to do with the recall itself, which promises to be close. He says that people aren’t paying enough attention to the possibility that Davis might not be recalled. Good point. Note this paragraph from RealClearPolitics: "Of course all of the above is irrelevant if over 50% of the voters do not vote to recall Governor Davis. All of the polls except one (the LA Times) have shown 54%-69% majorities willing to vote for the ouster of Gray Davis. Our current RCP average which includes the very pro-Democratic LA Times poll still shows support for recall running 57.3%-38.7%. While the evidence continues to remain strong that Davis will indeed be recalled, we think the Democrats have a better shot at getting that pro-Davis recall number below 50.0% than they do of having Cruz out duel Arnold. So expect the Clintonesque strategy of trying to turn this into a partisan food fight to continue, especially as we get closer to October 7 and the Democrats realize Davis, and not Bustamante, might be their only shot to hold on to power."

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