14 candidates filed to be on the ballot for the primary leading up to the recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today.
I was going to file myself, but I forgot to move to Wisconsin.
But, 3 Republicans, 7 Democrats, 2 Independents, 1 Libertarian and a cigar smoking monkey riding a small dog put in their papers today.
•Arthur Louis Kohl-Riggs (R)
•Michael Mangan (R)
•Patrick O’Brien (R)
•Tom Barrett (D)
•Thomas Elbert (D)
•Kathleen Falk (D)
•Gladys Huber (D)*
•Doug La Follette (D)
•Kathleen Vinehout (D)
•Mick Wynhoff (D)
•Keith Dickinson (I)
•Hariprasad Trivedi (I)
•Nathan Graewin (L)
•Dustin Johnson (Revolution)
Oops. It’s not a cigar smoking monkey riding a small dog. It’s someone from the Revolution Party smoking a cigar and riding a small dog.
Well. Maybe not.
In spite of the well coordinated assault against the Governor from public and private sector Unions and the campaign being waged against him straight out of the White House, Walker still enjoys a 50-45% favorable/unfavorable rating and is handily beating all Democrat challengers in the latest poll from Marquette Law School. And this comes from a poll where not a single participant self identifies as a Republican.
Well don’t that just suck?
Many people, myself included, are looking at this recall tantrum as a precursor to the national election in 2012. Obama, the Unions and the Democratic Party simply cannot afford to lose this, so look for all of those players to double, then triple down.
It’s going to get really nasty between now and that recall election.
The good news is that the primary is May 8 and the general is June 5, so the head to head will last less than a month.
One issue the Governor should drive home is that Democratic lawmakers in that state ran away from their responsibilities to attend to their duties, hiding across state lines in a failed bid to prevent a vote to unshackle the people from the outrageous demands of the public sector union mafia, followed by a very expensive cost and outrageous annoyance for the citizens by demanding this special recall election.
You union Democrats are free to bang your spoons on your highchairs in protest. But you’ve gone and pissed off the voters with this stunt. You should pay dearly for this.
Disrupt the Narrative will be following this race closely, as should you.