AP reports the news:
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.
Hailed as an experienced “grown-up” in the chaotic effort to unseat and replace Gov. Gray Davis (news – web sites), Ueberroth failed to gain traction among voters, getting only single-digit support in the polls.
While I’m surprised how little traction he got, his continued stay in the race made little sense.
And the news for Schwarzenegger gets even better: He’s been condemned by the Dixie Chicks:
Emily Robison, currently touring Europe with the rest of the band, has now said: “He is a great film star. But I find his idea to run for governor absolutely insane.”
She told German paper Abendzeitung: “America should be governed by people who have a clue. I hope he doesn’t win.”
This should really shore up his standing with conservatives.
(Hat tip: Steven Taylor and Drudge)