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  •  I think you will see Barrett doing well by Tuesday (10+ / 0-)

    By well, I mean climbing over that 50% mark. Keep on keeping on, Puddytat. You and yours are where it's at. Wishing you in Wisconsin an Obama visit to validate all your work, but you don't need it.

    There ain't nothing better for democracy than a fired up Chedderhead Democrat. I hope that when this is all over, people will say the Wisconsin is the heart of the Democratic Party. Puddytat - you are the soul of democracy.

    Bring those still in Afghanistan home NOW . . . It's long past time.

    by llbear on Fri May 25, 2012 at 01:07:23 PM PDT

    •  For Barrett to climb over the 50% mark it means (6+ / 0-)

      Walker will need to fall under it.  

      Unfortunately, 50% seems to be Walkers floor.  Fortunately, it is has also been his ceiling.

      There just are not that many undecideds.  


      •  Wisconsin has 4.3 million electors (8+ / 0-)

        About 3.3 million are registered to vote.

        2.2 million turned out in 2010; 3.0 million turned out in 2008.

        There's a seven figure number of Wisconsinites in the pool to try to draw from.

        Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

        by GeoffT on Fri May 25, 2012 at 02:14:03 PM PDT

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        •  love your numbers work Geoff. thxs nt (2+ / 0-)
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's on the table, under the watermelon she demurred. Thanks, I was planning on shaving anyway he replied.

          by pdx kirk on Fri May 25, 2012 at 02:51:18 PM PDT

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        •  2010 was a low turnout election (4+ / 0-)
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          Far too many people stayed home.  I talked to those folks when I phone banked in 2010.  They were frustrated and disappointed after putting so much of their time, energy, and money to get Obama into office and, well, he didn't deliver.  

          Even telling them about Walker (I was a Milwaukee County RN before I retired and knew who and what he was) and how much of a tyrant and dictator he was as well as his extremist views didn't motivate people.  Even members of my own union!

          And then there were the Walker voters who believed his BS jobs, jobs, jobs ads.  I couldn't convince them that the only job Walker ever cared about was his or the new one he wanted.

          And this, THIS was the reason so many people came to Madison to protest.  The shock and horror of people who saw, finally, who and what he was and have worked to make things right has created a new group of activists.  

          This election is going to have big numbers.  I can sense it.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Fri May 25, 2012 at 09:19:05 PM PDT

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          •  It's people like you who inspire that turn-out. (0+ / 0-)

            The meme for Democrats and independents should be:

                                                Not Voting is Unthinkable

            Bring those still in Afghanistan home NOW . . . It's long past time.

            by llbear on Sat May 26, 2012 at 06:30:32 AM PDT

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