Voters just say no - Los Angeles Times
The results of this election are no surprise to anyone. Well, possibly Arnold.
Arnold lost me when he started painting nurses, teachers, cops, and firefighters as villans he had to defeat for the betterment of California.
Arnold's whole concept of bypassing the stubborn, Democratic-majority legislature and going directly to The People (his People, so he thought) via a slew of propositions simply was not a good idea. We citizens just didn't like this election and were not thrilled by these props.
Consider also: Californians in general are getting sick of special elections and getting sick of too much government by ballot initiative. We elect and pay our government to do the job of running the state - so why don't they? It's their job, not ours.