May 5, 2012
It won't be long. Tuesday's primary will be boring, but the Democratic primary a short time later will be fascinating. Not only will we have a candidate to oppose Walker, there may be lots of blood on the floor. Will the labor unions come back together? If Doug La Follette loses, will he give up his job as Secretary of State? He said during the WHA debate that he has worked with Democrats and Republicans. "I am not a hard-line Democrat." OK, Doug was in office when Tony Earl was governor and, of course, Tommy Thompson, but when he says "worked together" that is news.
In my opinion, all of the candidates did a good job in the debate. I would say Kathleen Vinehaut was the winner. She gave lots of specifics. While she may not have enough name recognition to win, she might. And if she does not? A bright future in politics. She has done very well. And, as Al Frankin used to say on SNL, "doggone it people like" her.
My Friday began with David Blaska on Joy Cardin's Week in Review. We did get into the Charles Franklin/Marquette polling issue. No need to repeat all of it but who is picking up the costs? Who frames the questions? Who released the results and to whom?
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Of all the candidates, Kathy Vinehout impresses me the most. She is the only one who is actually talking about something other than herself. If only the others would have as much passion for what they believe in.
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley, Wisc. | May 5, 2012