I don't live in California, but I would have liked to see Meg Whitman win. The biggest problem facing most of these states is that they are just wandering aimlessly, guided by special interest and political tug of wars rather than a sensible leadership. If more people were brought in to run it as a business the waste would be reduced dramatically. Right now the social systems are a huge problem, and a lot of the issue is tied to the measurement of success. Right now their "success" is measured purely by how much money they spend. The logic being the more they spend, the more people helped. Unfortunately that is almost entirely incorrect. There need to be actual hard numbers involved such as the number of people receiving assistance, the number of people who leave the system and their duration, the number of people chronically on the system, the number of people abusing the system, the total cost of each person using the system vs result of rehabilitation.