By Brian Ward:
These numbers point to a devastating November for the Democrat party. Let me give you the numbers and then we’ll explain.
Presidential Race 2008:
1,677,211 voted for Obama
1,262,393 voted for McCain
Governor Race 2010:
1,128,941 voted for Walker
1,004,303 voted for Barrett
Recall Race 2012:
99% Precinct Reporting
1,284,935 voted for Walker – More votes than McCain received in the 2008 Presidential election.
1,107,012 voted for Barret
About a 7% percentage margin in favor of Gov. Walker.
Since Gov. Walker took office, he stopped the anti-choice policies of the unions, by not allowing dues to be automatically taken from workers paychecks. This resulted in union membership dropping from 62,818 in March of 2011 to 28,745 in February of 2012. This “voluntary” reduction in union membership has resulted in a cash crunch for political purposes coming into the November election. It also showed just how little love the union leadership has among rank and file members.
You can’t get any more polarized than this state going into the November elections, or can you? Wisconsin is home to some 1.5 million Catholics, lower unemployment, budget surpluses, satisfied government workers who didn’t lose their jobs, and a growing violent liberal left. Add in a President who didn’t step foot into the state to help the Democrats and you are looking at a very grimm outlook for President Obama and his Party.
Wisconsin has well over three million registered voters. Imagine if a few hundred thousand conservatives get fired up and take a friend who didn’t vote last time? November will be a game of numbers in Wisconsin, but it most certainly favors the Republicans, especially if they commit to winning it.
Even if the Republicans lose this state, they can make the Democrats pour tons of cash into it, draining valuable cash flow from other races.
If President Obama doesn’t win Wisconsin he doesn’t win the election!