In California Politics, You Must Find Your Inner Terminator
Your Winning Initiative Requires More Sequels Than Governor Schwarzenegger’s Movies
Running for office in California is a tough job, but ultimately temporary. The election happens, you win or you lose, and life goes on.
But sponsoring a ballot initiative is forever.
That lesson hit home last week as I interviewed former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during a global forum on direct democracy in Mexico City.
Californians elected Schwarzenegger governor 20 years ago this October. His second term concluded at the end of 2010. But in a very real sense, he is still governing us, for two reasons.
First, because he is a singularly relentless person, …