Though the unions may actually be powerful enough to push Falk to primary victory, it bears repeating that the recall is not something that can be easily controlled. We don't need to look far and wide for an example -- let's just go back to 2003. The prime backer of the Gray Davis recall was Congressman Darrell Issa. If he didn't pony up the dough, there is an excellent chance that recall doesn't get on the ballot. Despite his critical role, Issa was effectively forced out of the recall race by bigger names.