If true, this ought to help Arnold:
Peter Ueberroth, the Republican business executive who built a career taking over troubled situations and turning them around, is reportedly dropping out of the California gubernatorial recall race.
Ueberroth canceled several radio interviews Tuesday morning and scheduled a 4 p.m. EDT news conference “to discuss the future of his campaign.” The Associated Press could not immediately confirm a report on CNN that Ueberroth would drop out.
Democrats have only two real choices in the recall — vote to keep Gray Davis (unlikely), or cast a vote for Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. That’s good for Bustamante’s chances of succeeding his boss.
Republicans have more candidates to choose from, thus diluting their votes. Bill Simon is already out. Now it looks like Ueberroth is, too. Where are Simon and Ueberroth voters going to go now? Probably to Arnold, or at least he hopes so.