My Brother and I spent a few entertaining minutes texting the Wisconsin recall returns back and forth to one another last night. When NBC and Fox News Called the race 30% of the returns were in and Scott Walker was leading 59% to 41%. Thanks to the Democratic "Dig Up The Vote" campaign, the final total moderated considerably.
I was thinking about the national repercussions that numbers like those were signaling. That would have been the blowout of all blowouts. I was imagining Obama not only losing the election, but begin physically chased over the Mexican border Frankenstein like, by an angry mob bearing torches and pitchforks. Had those numbers held I think David Axelrod would have needed to go into the witness protection program complete with cosmetic surgery to change his appearance.
But Democrats will be Democrats (we know something about this in the garden state), and Wisconsin allows same day voter registration, so THOUSANDS of "new voters" managed to cast their ballots for the Democrat in the race. Walker won, but by a modest 9%. Enough for unambiguous victory and to signal very bad news for Obama, but not quite enough to conjure more colorful images.
Still, I think it supports the cheap veal thesis, and there have to be a lot of terrified people at the Whitehouse. Turns out that rising tide of progressivism isn't as popular as the people who would foist it on us imagined.