Ok, I'm here to admit it. Governor Walker should not be recalled. Those who know me can clean up the spit-out coffee/water/beer, or whatever beverage you just expelled from your mouth. I said it.
I have a really simple answer why: Walker is the devil we know. One of my old supervisors told me about the devil you know versus the devil you don't know. The devil you know has the advantage of having displayed their devilishness.
The devil you don't know; well that devil might have a few extra tricks up their sleeve. Calm down, I am not calling Gov. Walker a devil. I mean it in the most figurative sense possible.
I have a really simple answer why: Walker is the devil we know.
I am a registered Democrat, and honestly the prospect of Tom Barrett running is not appealing in the least. I watched the debates between Barrett and then Candidate Walker, and was dumbfounded at the lack of good ideas between both candidates.
Yes, I am an equal opportunity critic! Kathleen Falk has not presented anything interesting either -- and her stunt to make a pledge with the unions? Are you kidding me? That's just not smart.
I propose we ride out this administration -- for better or for worse and change our focus from him to his allies. I am no fan of Gov. Walker's way of doing things, but I'm seriously concerned with the potential replacements -- and more importantly, their ability to beat him. Remember, there is also that small little detail about Gov. Walker being able to raise unlimited funds.
What the Democrats should focus their energies on is recapturing the state House and Senate -- small winnable victories. Force compromise the old fashioned way. I would rather have Democrats win a few House and Senate seats than have a bumbling governor who will almost certainly face a recall from the other side in a year.
Does anyone feel the same? Or am I alone in my raucous insanity?