Burke for Gov?

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Burke for Gov?

Postby barney » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:14 am

Well, it's official - Mary Burke is running in 2014.
Thoughts? Does she have a prayer? Is she the Dems best bet?

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:21 am

Anyone but Walker gets my vote. I would consider Dale Schultz otherwise they can put a monkey in a suit and put a D next it's name and it would do a better job than Scotty.

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby barney » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:07 am

fisticuffs wrote:Anyone but Walker gets my vote. I would consider Dale Schultz otherwise they can put a monkey in a suit and put a D next it's name and it would do a better job than Scotty.


Right, but Barrett also fit the "anybody other than Scotty" bill too, and we now how that turned out.

I have no doubt she would do a better job (monkey in a suit is right). Question is, can she win?

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:12 am

Scotty is going to have a tougher time running against his own record than he will the next Dem candidate.

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby wesconsin » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:15 am

fisticuffs wrote:Scotty is going to have a tougher time running against his own record than he will the next Dem candidate.

You would think so. But with the amount of ignorance (Fox News shills) and greed (big dollar donations - aka Koch) it will still be a long stretch.

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Re: Burke for Gov?

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby gargantua » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:12 am

I think she has a better chance of winning than other candidates (like Vinehout, who I like) mentioned thus far. A lot depends on how she approaches the race and defines the issues. If she makes it about "repeal Act 10", she'll have no chance. She needs to run to the middle, and those of us on the left who want Walker out need to understand that and support her anyway.

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby rabble » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:42 am

gargantua wrote:If she makes it about "repeal Act 10", she'll have no chance.

Sure. Just like Walker wouldn't have had a chance if he'd campaigned on Act 10.

The precedent for candidates not talking about what they intend to do regarding unions has been set.

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby wack wack » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:50 am

All Burke needs a is a half hour TV show with a white board and a list of Walker lies regarding Wisconsin's economic performance.

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:10 pm

Well that didn't take long:

http://www.maryburke.com/

Guessing the GOP has been waiting with baited breath to get that out there. Burke is about to get a crash couse in being a target. I still think Vinehout is a better overall candidate verses Walker (ignoring the self financing).

Which does beg the question, is Tate worried about being able to raise money against Walker?

Vinehout managed to tag Burke fairly nicely herself btw:
"I wish Mary Burke the best," Vinehout said in a brief statement. "Politics is fun, exhilarating and important. Running for office is a great education. Everybody should do it at least once."

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby baked goods » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:17 pm

Trek Corporation for governor. Classic.

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:25 pm

baked goods wrote:Trek Corporation for governor. Classic.

Weren't you banned from this site?

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby Broadsheet » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:14 pm

Vinehout's patronizing -- or should it be matronizing? -- comment seems to suggest she doesn't consider the Madison School Board, for which Burke ran and won, real politics.

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby SlayerDave » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:56 pm

I have to think the fact that the AG seat is now open will diminish the (already small) chances Burke receives a serious challenge in the primary.

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Re: Burke for Gov?

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:21 pm

Broadsheet wrote:Vinehout's patronizing -- or should it be matronizing? -- comment seems to suggest she doesn't consider the Madison School Board, for which Burke ran and won, real politics.


That or she considers Burke a political dilettante


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