I believe we'll have more to say on the subject in the coming days, as today really got away. I was cited in this Wall Street Journal piece (where I mention the symbolic nature of these two recalls -- not that it limits their power), as well as in the AP and two Reuters stories. I didn't speak to the Reuters reporter and this story has me saying that recalls are not on the rise (I've written that they are). I think that is probably a problem in the editing stage, not the writing stage.
Also worth checking out is this article in the Volokh Conspiracy, what I believe is one of the best right/center/libertarian legal blogs. The article, by David Kopel, a strong gun rights supporter in Colorado, gives a good take on the impact that the petitioners are hoping for. When all is said and done, I would like to see what the real spending figures -- including dark money -- is on these races.
This article also looks at one of the questions I examined -- whether this will help Republicans in Colorado in 2014.