The week before the recall election many were predicting a close election but the result was far different than the poling. I believe there is a simple explanation for this.
Our vision of the Democrat party is one in which all party members march in lock step like mind numbed robots. It does appear that is the party's expectation of members but I suspect that the truth is that many Democrats are as put off by the far left as we are. The problem is they cannot openly oppose the party without jeopardizing their important social and business connections; the party of tolerance would not tolerate that! One obvious example of this would be Bill Clinton. Clinton is still campaigning for Obama and other Democrats but is also sending mixed messages while doing so.
I believe that there are more Bill Clinton's among Democrats than we have realized and that this is why polling does not reveal the true feelings of the Democrat electorate. How else can you explain a "too close to call" prediction against a runaway win? Democrats polled gave one answer when asked who they supported but once the curtain was closed many pulled the lever for Walker.
The Republicans should spend money on Romney in Wisconsin because, if I am right, and polling is not revealing the true support level Democrats have for Obama, this state can be won in November.
Judging by the reaction of the stock market this morning, Republicans are not the only people who now see hope for the future.