Panic Time For Democrats After Walker Recall Election
In tonight’s Wisconsin recall election Gov. Walker managed to hang on to his job despite the huge protests and efforts by labor unions and Democrats to unseat him. Fox News was able to call the election shortly after 9 PM central time. At that point Walker was up 20 points. This result will cause a stir in the political world tomorrow as President Obama and Democrats will seek to distance themselves from Wisconsin.
I firmly believe that the Wisconsin recall election is going to give us a sneak peek at the 2012 Presidential election this fall. In this recall election you have big government vs. fiscal responsibility. No one can deny that Gov. Walker has done a great job turning around Wisconsin. His bill that removed collective bargaining rights for state employees created uproar among union backers, but it allowed the state to have a surplus, create jobs, and move forward from the financial problems other states and the federal government are seeing.
The 2012 Presidential race is very similar. You have President Obama with his big government agenda against Mitt Romney who says he wants to cut back spending, cut taxes, and help the private sector grow. He believes this will create jobs and Wisconsin is a perfect example of that method succeeding. In 2012 every voter is worried about our soaring deficit. It’s no longer acceptable to blame it on the other side or kick the can down the road. With a 20 point spread in the Wisconsin election its pretty clear that voters prefer fiscal responsibility and results over a campaign of fear and off the wall attacks. And remember, Wisconsin hasn’t voted to elect a Republican to the White House since Ronald Reagan. Could 2012 be the year they switch? I think Wisconsin has answered that question tonight.