It's Election Day in Wisconsin tomorrow, and I'm standing by Tom Barrett. He'd make an outstanding governor. -boBased on numerous comments, this tweet is but a minor part of what Obama has been doing to advance the recall. The Obama campaign has been doing GOTV for weeks.
So I have edited the title and this top section. The bottom section, where I muse about whether or not Obama should have campaigned directly in Wisconsin, remains unchanged.
Musings below the Orange Squiggle of Power.
I can think of lots of reasons why Obama should have campaigned in Wisconsin, starting with the depraved wankitude of Scott Minikoch Walker. And to stand by unions. And to fight back against the Koch brothers, who are out to destroy him and everyone he loves and every cause he believes in.
I can think of three reasons not to campaign:
1) It makes Obama the issue rather than Walker and his misdeeds
2) Political calculation that it might adversely affect his re-election efforts
3) It sets Scott Walker up as the anti-Obama, raising his stature both within and without the Republican Party.
Emotionally I want Obama there in Wisconsin about two weeks ago, tearing Scott Walker apart.
Logically I don't want to set Walker up as the next Sarah Palin, someone defeated by Obama but somehow enhanced in the eyes of the wingnuts by virtue of their epochal fail.
So I will let this minimal effort pass with a "Meh". I heap neither scorn nor praise upon this tweet.
I just wish things were different, that we had a country where Republicans didn't exalt people who were justly defeated as prophets.