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  •  In the Cap Times today (2+ / 0-)
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    there was a column about how the best thing for Walker might be to not fight the recalls and just let the election happen since Democrats wouldn't have time to coalesce around a candidate.

    However, if they play games to try to delay the election or disallow it entirely (with bogus rules on petition signatures or the like) then that would re-energize Democrats and maybe even alienate Independents (who might be even more upset at the GOP gamesmanship than the fact that the Democrats called the recall election in the first place).  

    Here is the link to the column:

    http://host.madison.com/...

    •  Agreed, but a friendly primary would (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, Cream City

      be a strategic asset to stretch out the process. Emphasis on friendly.

      "The problem with quotes on the internet is you can never be certain they're authentic." - Abraham Lincoln

      by realwischeese on Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 07:51:28 PM PDT

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    •  In JS last week and before (1+ / 0-)
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      there were op-ed pieces with which I agree:

      We win just by tieing up Walker and the leggies -- remember that, leggies as well -- with recalls.  Some will be too busy fighting for their jobs, some already are too worried and are pulling back in marginal districts, etc.

      We already won with the last recalls, remember.  The aim was not to win this many or that many seats, just more jobs for pols.  If we could have won enough to slow down Walker more, fine.  

      But the aim was to slow down Walker and the Repubs, period.  We did win; we have slowed down the tide of legislation that was planned as a tsunami.  Walker and others said so.

      In sum, we win by fighting back, if only to win by taking some of the fight out of them.

      We lose by not doing so.  We lose a lot.  Now or never -- because with all of the legislation still in the plans but in abeyance now to further rig the state, we lose Wisconsin not just for these few years but for a long time . . . the lifetimes of a lot of us.

      I grew up in the state of "Fighting Bob," after all.

      "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

      by Cream City on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 07:51:31 PM PDT

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