Debbie Wasserman Schultz Calls Wisconsin "Test Run" For November
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday classified Democratic efforts in the Wisconsin recall election as a “test run” for the presidential race.
“It’s given the Obama for America operation an opportunity to do the dry run we need of our massive, significant dynamic grassroots presidential campaign,” the Florida representative said of the battleground state on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
"Why is it so dead even at this point?" asked an incredulous Candy Crowley. "Does it not say that a lot of the American people don't agree that this has been a great success?"
Wasserman Schultz has since tried to walk back her remark on Twitter.
Considering that Gov. Scott Walker, along with his second in command, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, has an estimated $154 million-dollar surplus, reforms they've enacted have saved the state nearly $1 billion, saved teacher jobs, and businesses are hiring again, I'd say there's a clear reason why: the reforms worked. They worked so well that Wisconsin Democrats are pretending that this election is simply a re-do of 2010, not the "repeal the reforms" on which they based this recall. Republicans are leading in the polls, and although it will be close, big labor spent too much money and bussed in too many protesters to be this far behind. They're preparing to step up the campaign fight and drop some major coin in the week before the recall.
If Wisconsin is a dry run for the Obama campaign in 2012, the administration better start packing their bags.