What Does Wisconsin’s Recall Failure Mean for the Country?
Does the failure to recall Gov. Scott Walker last week spell trouble for the Democrats in November, and ultimately public unions, or is it much ado about nothing that is really just a Wisconsin state issue?
Now that it’s almost a week since the recall election in Wisconsin went down without Gov. Scott Walker losing his job, the pundits are still debating what, if anything, it means for the rest of the country. Some, Like Thomas Grier in an op-ed in The Daily Caller, say it’s a forerunner to what can be expected in November. Others, like in an article in Democracy Now, say it was an example of how big money can sway an election. But even then, it heralds a caution sign for what might come in November.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appears to be gaining ground in the money game, raising $17 million more than President Barack Obama in May, not a good sign if big money is the answer.
So what do you think? Was Walker’s success in standing up to the Unions and then surviving the recall a forerunner of what to expect in November? Or was it just a state issue that doesn't have an impact on the rest of the country?