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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?

Rebecca McCarthy June 11, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Ronald Reagan, the be-all-end-all cited Republican, was himself a movie star, as was Der Arnold, governor of California. John Wayne was a big Republican, as was Mr. NRA, Charlton Heston. Hollywood types have lots and lots of money, and everyone of every political stripe calls there for contributions.
Rebecca McCarthy June 11, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Clark, think maybe we can get that legislated?
GregRodgers June 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM
It means that Government is for sale to whoever has the most money. Therefore, special interests will always win and the people will always lose. He who spends the most money (or has it infused into his coffers) wins. We the people should just pack it in......as long as a race is bought and paid for someone or group will always be waiting in the background with their hands out waiting for the payoff.
Karsten Torch June 15, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Truthfully, though, I'm not sure the money spent really had a lot to do with the outcome. The people are pretty tired of unions and their thug tactics, Walker had done nothing wrong, the recall was a sham, and people knew it. I'm sure the money had something to do with it, but I seriously doubt the outcome would have been any different regardless. But what this really says to me is that the unions and their stooges in Washington, Obama being the biggest one, really need to watch out, because people are tired of what's going on. This gave me warm fuzzy feelings for the outcome in November.....
Tammy Osier June 15, 2012 at 10:07 PM
karsten, if people will look into the past year or two, they'll find a great unrest amongst the 'little people". Money can buy nice commercials and facetime, but, in this case, it was the people who did the voting.

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