Cali Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (whose name, bizarrely, I now know how to spell from memory) has his first challenger in the 2006 gubernatorial race.

This is so naive it’s cute:

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But some political observers say the question of whether Angelides, or any Democrat, can unseat Schwarzenegger in 2006 will turn on the events of the rest of this year.

Yes, if there’s one thing the 2004 election showed, it’s that “events” make or break a candidate!

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First 2006 political prediction: Arnold is a lock.