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  •  What do you think are the odds that (1+ / 0-)
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    the recall may have distorted Walker's electoral strength?  It seems to me there were a lot of people who voted for Walker in the recall simply because they were convinced that the recall itself was a bad decision.

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      With your last sentence. Indeed, PPP's polling consistently showed that something like 10% of the electorate was simply uncomfortable with the idea of a recall, even if they personally didn't like Walker. And I think one of the biggest mistakes recall proponents made was their failure to engage in any messaging that explained why they thought a recall was necessary. The whole thing got treated as just another election, which was a bad idea.

      But good luck convincing any top-tier Democratic politician in WI that Walker's strength is overblown due to the recall results. Part of the problem is that even if that's true on a sheer percentage points basis, Walker is a national hero to the right (and the Koch Bros., etc.) and will be able to raise insane sums no matter what.

      And you wouldn't have to just convince a candidate. You'd also have to convince Democratic donors that "this time is different." Very hard to do.

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      by David Nir on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 08:42:53 AM PDT

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