What Does and Doesn't Matter About Wisconsin
thedailybeast.com — What does matter: If Scott Walker wins Tuesday, as it's expected he probably will, it's bad news for public employees and poor people everywhere, especially in all these states where there's basically no hope of anything but a Republican governor and where they're hoping for a Walker win so they can replicate some of his schemes. What doesn't matter? First, November. I've said this before, but it's not going to be that close. Obama is going to win by at least five points and maybe 10, and these media reports to the contrary are just foolish. Second, it's also the case that Tom Barrett is hardly the national kind of rallying-cry figure for liberals that Walker is for conservatives. So: Wisconsin isn't a swing state and won't be. But the damage will reverberate in several other ways if Walker survives.