Gov. Gray Davis (search) said in an interview broadcast Monday that the effort to recall him was an insult to those who voted last year.

"I don't like this but I am trying to suppress those negative feelings and channel my energies into doing something positive for the people I work for, the people of this great state," Davis said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show.

Californians will vote Oct. 7 in the nation's first gubernatorial recall election in 82 years. The race has attracted as many as 193 candidates, former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, political commentator Arianna Huffington, and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, a Democrat who says he opposes the recall but wants to be on the ballot as an alternative in case it passes.

Total recall: Totally warranted, or waste, totally?

A sample of your responses:

The answer has got to be "totally warranted". With all the madness the state of California seems to come up with makes me proud to say that I am not from there. I think that whomever wins the recall election would have to work harder to do worse then now Governor Davis, then to make things better
Adam
Cheyenne, WY

I think that the recall in California is not only warranted, but needed. Here in Delaware, we have a joke of a Governor as well, and if you have an elected official hurting your state, you need to get rid of him (her!).
David L.
Millsboro, DE

I don't need to be a Californian to see that Davis and his slimy brothers-in-crime need to be ousted.God forbid what his future aspirations might be. Oh, and E.D., you're looking great!
Jonathan B.
Noblesville, IN

I think this "Recall" is a great idea in our system of "Checks and Balances", giving voters the last word.  I also wonder if the DNC is more unhappy about losing Mr Davis as gov or losing focus on the candidates that are trying to win the nomination for President.
Ellen O.
Tellico Plains, TN

California was founded by dreamers during the gold rush days. Davis spent the gold of the dreamers, now everyone is wide awake. The dream was really a nightmare of liberal origin, now being saddled and broke, by the roots of the countries foundation. The fact that we are a republic not a pure democracy.
Merle P.
Shrewsbury, VT

Don't you think it's odd how the Democrats are blasting President Bush over the federal deficit, yet are standing united behind Gov. Davis and his $38B state deficit?
Blake
West Point, NY

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