Gov. Walker wins big! (But the media don’t want anyone to know it.)
The AP reports that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defeated his recall challenger Thomas Barrett by 54 to 45 percent. That is a much wider margin than most polls had indicated in the days and weeks before the election. Many of the polls had said that there was just a one or two point margin between them.
Congratulations to Walker, a political leader of undaunted courage, or, alternatively (sorry for the vulgarity, but sometimes vulgarity is appropriate), a mild-mannered Midwesterner with balls of steel. Last year, just installed in office, he challenged the succubus-like power of the public employees unions; the thuggish Wisconsin Democrats did everything but blow up the Wisconsin state capitol to stop him; he held his ground and won. Then, in only the third recall attempt against a state governor in the nation’s history, the Democrats sought to throw him out of office (not for any incompetence or corruption, but simply for doing what he had pledged as a candidate to do), and he won again.
Joseph E. writes:
55 to 45!June 6, 10:09 a.m.
James P. writes:
Walker didn’t win big.Ben M. writes:
The media was grudging in its reporting of Walker’s win. USA Today describes the victory as Walker “surviving” the recall as if he had just barely hung on to scrape through. With 65 percent of the precincts reporting and Walker leading by 14 percent at that point, CNN described the race as “neck and neck” and too tight to call. MSNBC talked about this being an all-nighter as Walker took a 15 percent lead! NBC said the recall was a “replay” of the first election, not noting that it wasn’t exactly a replay but an enhancement as Walker won by a larger margin this time. For most of the evening The Huffington Post characterized the race as “even,” although the majority of the precincts were turning red at an alarming rate on their map.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 06, 2012 12:24 AM | Send