This is a little dated but still a good read from our poor neighbors to the south.
It wasn’t even that close
by Paul Kersey
The more one looks at Gov. Scott Walker’s successful campaign against recall, the more impressive it is. Perhaps the most impressive aspect is the most obvious: the margin of victory. With a healthy seven percent separating Walker from his challenger Tom Barrett, it wasn’t even all that close.
At the same time, Walker pretty much dispensed with the notion that there is any large pool of disenfranchised or discouraged voters who support unions and bigger government. Or at the very least, there is an equal number of disaffected voters who are not enamored with unions and who want a leaner government. Turnout was 15 percent higher in the recall vote than it was in the first Walker versus Barrett race two years ago, but the vote percentages were very similar.
Mr. Kersey cuts to the chase at the end.
All of which shows that it is possible for a politician to make a hard choice and make it stick, something that should provide some encouragement to the long-suffering people of Illinois.
Paul Kersey is the Illinois Policy Institute’s Director of Labor Policy.
A good read at the Illinois Policy Institute.
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