Walker's comment about Kloppenburg winning only because of Madison and Milwaukee is either based on ignorance or spin (let's see, ...). First, many states have liberal and conservative "pockets," and every election sees huge differences in voting patterns in individual counties. Second, it once again categorizes urban, educated citizens as somehow "un-American." Yikes! Below the fold, some facts...
Let's look at the facts. I live in Waukesha County, a bastion of Republicanism. In fact, it is one of the most Republican counties in the entire country, based on presidential voting patterns. I'm sure it's just coincidence that it is also one of the wealthiest counties in the state. Just north is Washington County, also wealthy, also very conservative. How did they vote?
Based on the data at the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel's website (www.jsonline.com), Waukesha County went 73% for Prosser. What percent of Dane County (where Madison is located) went for Kloppenburg? 73%!
And in Washington County, an even higher percent voted for Prosser - 76%. Milwaukee County, where another bunch of urban union thugs live, voted 57% for Kloppenburg, hardly an overwhelming victory.
Kloppenburg could just as easily say, "Well, if it hadn't been for Waukesha and Washington Counties, I would have won by a landslide!"
More importantly, 19 counties that were won by Walker in November were won by Kloppenburg. That's a HUGE shift in only 5 months! THAT was the difference in this election - the number of largely rural, small town counties that shifted away from the Republicans.
So, Scotty, you need to accept the fact that your support has eroded across the state. True, Madison is progressive - always has been, always will be. Prosser would have lost there anyway. Also true - Waukesha and Washington Counties are conservative - always have been, always will be. And Kloppenburg would have been clobbered there in a "normal" year, so this year's results aren't surprising.
But look at Pepin County. Look at Ashland County. Look at Douglas County. Look at all those rural counties in which Kloppenburg won. That's where you lost, Scotty.
And, best of all, that is where working people won!