Pro-life Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has won the recall election decisively. His victory is a clear sign of how the political winds are blowing in Wisconsin and strongly indicates that Wisconsin may well end up in the Republican column in the presidential election this year, which is devastating for Obama. One little statistic that should send shivers down the spine of Democrat strategists this evening. When Walker won in 2010 he won the Catholic vote by two points. Exit polls show him winning the Catholic vote by ten points tonight. More and more Catholics are realizing that they have no home in the modern Democrat party. When a conservative Republican like Walker can win in a traditionally Blue state like Wisconsin, largely due to the Catholic vote, the political landscape is changing rapidly.
Update I: A good piece, here, by Ross Douthat in the New York Times on the failure of the recall. As is always the case for a Ross Douthat column in the New York Times, most of the comments are unintentionally hilarious as well as being clueless and delusional.
Update II: I just had to run the below video:
The figure cited by the “Democracy is dead” hysteric in regard to campaign spending is from a particularly dishonest Mother Jones piece which looked only at the funds raised by the campaigns and not outside advocacy groups which included almost all the Union money spent to unseat Walker. Walker probably had a spending advantage when that is factored in, but it was less than two to one. Additionally, there is no price tag for the Union “volunteers” who went door to door to get out the vote. If the Left wants to delude themselves that money is why they were beat in Wisconsin, be my guest.