You might have heard about the little kerfuffle we had in Wisconsin yesterday. It was a year and a half in the making, cost tens of millions of dollars, and ended up changing… nothing. The guy we elected governor back in 2010 to prevent Wisconsin from becoming another fiscal train wreck like California or Illinois is still governor. To keep his job, he had to whup the same Democrat he’d already whupped in 2010 — which he did, and by an even larger margin. If a big-spending liberal who was in the pocket of the public sector unions had defeated a fiscal conservative 53% to 47% — rather than the other way around — you know what the lamestream media would have called it, don’t you? That’s right:
Of course, no one was predicting a landslide. Up until the last minute, all the pre-election polls were predicting a very close race. My second-greatest fear (after a Walker loss) was that the election would be so close that there would be demands for recounts, allegations of voter fraud and voter intimidation, court challenges, endless legal wrangling, and all the general mayhem that ensues when elections are not won decisively. Fortunately, Walker trounced Barrett, so none of that stuff will happen.
Needless to say, not everyone was pleased with the results: