HawkHead wrote:A large percentage of all of Wisconsin signed the recall petition (they even got signatures in Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties).
Even if we stipulate that 1158337 people signed the recall petition, and if we take the 24332 votes for Hari Trivedi as favoring the removal of Walker from office, that still leaves nearly 1.75 million non-looney, non-leftish, expected voters in Wisconsin who will be marking their ballots for someone other than Barack Obama next Tuesday. No wonder he feels a need to fly in, the day before the election, in order to shore up his base - a base obviously lagging in the enthusiasm of 2008.
Plus, he probably (mis)perceives that he has the power pull Tammy Baldwin across the finish line. If Congress goes entirely Republican, it will be a long four more years for a reelected Barack.
I guess we will find out next Tuesday who is right and who is wrong.
Wisconsin is going to BO by a slim margin at this point. In his last campaign stops if he can change the margin from 3 points to 6 points he can easily pull Tammy to a victory.
Why send Bill Clinton to Waukesha? Becasue if you lose Waukesha county 65-35 instead of 70-30 Tammy wins.
The Dems have a very calulated strategy to get Tammy across the finish line. A line that no pundit even thought existed when she started this campaign. That the Dems are spending this much time in a state where BO is going to win is a statement that they believe that they can get Tammy home.
As to your last point, having a majority in a Senate that has been stymied time after time by the minority Rs to bring legislation to a vote, I don't think anything really changes if the Rs somehow manage to take the Senate.