I’ve become way too politically obsessed! Six elections were held today in Wisconsin. I am anxiously awaiting the returns. I don’t know any of the candidates. There are no individual issues involved. It’s really bloodsport now–Republicans versus Democrats after collective bargaining for Wisconsin state employees was eliminated earlier this year.
This is the “Steel Cage Death Match” of the early 2011 election season!
I’m usually checking poll numbers around now. There are few to find.
Nate Silver in the NY Times writes:
Most of the polls have either been conducted by partisan groups, have unorthodox methodologies, or both.
After the budget tumult in Washington I’d like to think these tiny elections will signal a change in the electorate’s thinking. Maybe the take-no-prisoners orthodoxy of the most radical political partisans has passed its prime? Maybe not?
I can’t wait to see.
2 thoughts on “My Wisconsin Fight Song”
As you have undoubtedly read by now, the vote results were mixed, with only two of the six incumbents losing their seats. I personally hope that this was just a start, and that we see more of this to come, although I doubt that the voters in Wisconsin will actually remove the governor if there is a recall effort against him. I would love to see it, of course, but I doubt that there will be enough momentum for a recall of that type at the time it would likely take place. Unless he does something else as radical as what he’s already done, that is!
I too, am mezmerized by the polictical climate. I believe ron paul would be the best person for the job. He knows what’s happening, and know how to fix it.