Beyond recalls, or any recent election, consider this simple question: Would you ever run for governor? Good year, bad year, any year: would you venture that campaign?
In my own case, I’ve no ambition for any political office, let alone a statewide one. (I am also reminded of William F. Buckley’s quip when he ran for mayor of New York City as a third-party candidate in the ’60s. When asked what he would do if he actually won, Buckley replied that he’d demand a recount.)
I’ve a poll and comment forum below. Comments will be moderated against trolls and profanity; otherwise have at it.