Mickey Kaus's long explanation of why he voted as he did is pretty interesting, dare I say brilliant. Read the whole thing, as they say. Scroll down to "Why I Voted for Schwarzenegger."
I stayed blissfully out of touch all night. Didn't go to any headquarters, see any speeches or even read any websites until now. Nice break, I recommend it. My first reaction is Arnold's 47% is better than I expected. Getting into the numbers to see where the votes came from should be interesting. I expect some surprises besides the high Latino vote. I hope somebody, and by that I mean Weintraub to start, will explain to me how Arnold is assumed to arrive in Sacramento with the strength of "the people" behind him, when most of the people voted against him. I guess it's because he got so many non-Republican votes, so he looks at least somewhat non-partisan? Anyway, that's the story I'll be looking to read, and the makeup of the transition team. In the race within a race, as of now I see Davis got more votes than Arnold, but it's close.
For some reason I want to know how Garrett Gruener, the Silicon Valley candidate, did: he finished 30th, behind Angelyne, Gallagher, Flynt & Coleman. 62 different candidates got 1,000 votes or more.