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  •  Mainstream media in Wisconsin is rabidly pro-GOP (12+ / 0-)

    Walker would probably have similar approval ratings to Rick Snyder and Tom Corbett if Wisconsin had a more neutral mainstream media...one newspaper in Wisconsin ran a piece a while back that said that Walker "rates as winner" at the CPAC straw poll despite finishing well behind Rand Paul, who actually won the CPAC straw poll.

    I listen to Lori Compas, not Pete Peterson!

    by DownstateDemocrat on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 02:22:38 PM PDT

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    •  Interesting point. (2+ / 0-)
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      I gather you're from Illinois? If so, you're "closer to the action" in Wisconsin than I am (in California).

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 02:30:24 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, I am from Illinois (8+ / 0-)

        I've seen quite a few Wisconsin license plates recently in my neck of the woods, and I'm a long way from the Wisconsin border (I live in the east central part of Illinois, by the way).

        Also, I read Wisconsin-based progressive political blogs on a regular basis, most of which sprung up after Walker took collective bargaining rights away from public-sector workers in Wisconsin.

        If I were the Democratic opponent to Walker, I'd focus on the controversial items that he snuck into his latest budget proposal, such as public school vouchers, allowing foreign investors to buy Wisconsin farmland, etc.

        I listen to Lori Compas, not Pete Peterson!

        by DownstateDemocrat on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 02:41:23 PM PDT

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        •  Well, we all have an idea what (3+ / 0-)
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          "we'd do differently" if we were the candidate opposing Scott Walker, blah, blah, blah; maybe you've put your finger on what's needed here and now.

          For my part, I hope Walker has an opponent in the general who can pitch just the right talking points, in the way, to the right demographic :) and really get sympathizers fired-up, so they vote for him or her.

          It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

          by karmsy on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 04:08:12 PM PDT

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