There is a lot of noise concerning the will of the people and how they desparately want to vote on everything. What a bunch of horse hockey. If people really wanted to vote, voter turnout would not be so pathetic year after year. So the noise is really about political insiders wanting to advance their own specific and usually personal political fortunes.
Now the question is whether we should have an election for governor or should Earl Ray finish out Joe’s term and then everyone can vote in 2012. Considering the fact that a special election for governor would cost somewhere between six and ten million dollars, there is good reason to say no. We just can’t afford all that money (not to mention the time and energy devoted to running as opposed to governing).