The tables have turned in the Badger state. Most polls have Governor Scott Walker at 50% or even higher. Challenger Tom Barnett is a number of points behind and seems like he is fading as they close in on the June 5th vote.
People in Wisconsin generally like Walker. They are pleased that he cut the budget and allowed school districts to save millions with the education repair bill. Tom Barnett was not the top choice of the far left. He lost in 2010 to Governor Walker and 2012 looks to be a replay of that race.
Perhaps the more important race is further down the ticket. Rebecca Kleefish is a rising star in the Republican Party. She is the Lieutenant Governor and is also being recalled. Her opponent is Mahon Mitchell. Mitchell is considered a rising star on the left. He is a firefighter and heavily involved with the unions.
Sources in Wisconsin tell me the real fight is now for the Lieutenant Governor’s seat. The left is not enthusiastic about Tom Barrett and does not believe he can win. Even the DNC has been reluctant to commit funds to the Wisconsin recall.
Kleefisch is an amazing candidate. She is a businesswoman. She is a mother and a cancer survivor. Since being elected, she has thrown herself into recruiting businesses for Wisconsin and by all accounts done an excellent job.
Kleefisch has committed one major sin. She is a conservative Republican. She is also in the left’s way. If she is reelected, she would be inline to run when ever Scott Walker elects not to seek reelection. If Mitchell beats Kleefisch, he would be in a powerful position to challenge Walker in the next election.
If Kleefisch loses, it will also send a very bad message from the Republican Party. The Party has gone all out to help protect Scott Walker and it should do that. Kleefisch in many ways seems like an afterthought.
In some ways, now her race is the most important. Unless the polling is really wrong, Walker is going to take this race going away. We must now make certain that Rebecca Kleefisch also wins.
If she wins, it will put an end to the nonsense of Democrats trying to recall Republicans just because the Republicans won. We all stand with Scott Walker. We need to stand with Rebecca Kleefisch as well.
Wisconsin is the opening shot in the Presidential general election. If Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch can defeat the left in Wisconsin, that state and its 10 electoral votes this fall could be in play. Can you imagine Wisconsin going red in November?
We can make that happen. But it takes work.
I stand with Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleeflisch and the people of Wisconsin against the leftists that want to bankrupt the state.
I hope you will too.
I read that someone visited Wisconsin and there were signs and bumper stickers everywhere in support of Walker. I would think that if Walker wins he'll bring Kleeflisch along with him in the votes.
My only fear is that SEIU has the contract to caliibrate the Wisconsin voting machines.
Can the SEIU work be checked before the vote?
Thank you Governor Walker for standing up to the lowest union scum that ever walked the face of the Earth.
Thank you Judson Phillips for your continued support of Governor Walker and Capitalism.
Glad to hear that you traveled to Wisconsin! More of us should make the effort, really. "Boots on the ground"
So, did you have a chance to make friends with union people? Tell us a bit of the fun, please!
Vern, If you are referring to my comment, I didn't go to Wisconsin. I had read about a person who went to Wisconsin and what they witnessed.
Wish I could go but I pray every day for Walker and Kleeflisch to win.
I do know someone from Wisconsin, I'll ask how it's going since this person travels around there as a salesperson.
The amount of money these recalls and revotes are costing the state of Wisconsin, should be advertised. Maybe the law should be changed so that the cost is passed on to the loser.
It should be like civil suits ought to be...loser pays!
I continue to wonder why the Republicans in WI don't take the offensive and recall the (I believe it was) 10 Democrat members of the state legislature who refused to honor their oaths of office and fled the state in order to deny Gov. Walker a quorum back when the voting on Walker's budget was going on. It seems it's always the Dems attacking the Republicans, never vice-versa.
We need to rally around these people. We don't have George Soros or all that misbegotten union money Democrats have. Neither do we have their media, though truthfully don't know what the local media sources are like there. If they're like the national media, our opponents get free advertising -- in the form of editorialized "news" -- while our champions get slammed.
Gotta take action!
The outcome of the Wisconsin election is extremely important to our country, almost as important as the Premier Obama election.
Many states are struggling with the issue of pubic sector unions' takeover of the state, county, and city budgets. Unions have a tremendous voting power merely because the union member count (including all their family and friends) is high enough to be a large percentage of the total vote, and the union dues also give the unions a lot of money to throw into the election process.
Many government entities have been able to throw the union load off of their budgets by reforming the pension contracts.
Unions are responding by taking the contract change issue to court, and some activist courts may find that the government can't arbitrarily change the union contract.
What needs to happen is for the courts to find that unions can't force the government to have a contract at all. Public servants don't need a union to negotiate for them. There are plenty of restrictions, by law, on how public employees must be treated.
The days of "sweat shops" and abuse of employees are long gone.
Get rid of public employee unions. They are only an avenue for the union bosses to get rich.
Thank you for the encouraging report. If this is won the left and unions will have exhausted a lot of their campaign funds for nothing. I hope that their union members take note of that fact.
The simple logic of .. WHEN THERE IS MONEY IN THE WISCONSIN GENERAL FUND .. we can bring back social programs ... seems to ESCAPE the liberals and Democrats attacking Scott Walker, but they will come around when the general fund is flush with cash as the economy improves...
so true Bruce. Now can we teach Illinois the same lesson?