Wisconsin and national unions, and every assortment of Democratic groups, are trying to recall Gov. Scott Walker. First they have to get over 500,000 signatures on petitions, and if they manage it, the recall election will be sometime in the spring of 2012.
This is the mother of all recall battles. It looks like Democrats and unions filed enough petition signatures to have a recall election, probably in the spring or summer.
This is the fight they have been looking for, but it really is the fight we should have been looking for. The recall effort will be a referendum on whether there is any hope of taking back government from public sector employee unions, and whether a swing state is more interested in growing the economy or growing unions.
It’s a battle which is very winnable for Walker. Wisconsin is doing better than the rest of the nation, there is recall fatigue, and most important, there will be a challenger who will have to make the case why s/he should be Governor.
Take nothing for granted (notwithstanding my prior prediction). Go all in on this one. If Democrats and unions lose, it will be a devasting blow coming in the middle of a presidential election year.DONATE
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