The Obama campaign was eager to spin the massive Wisconsin loss into some sort of win for themselves tonight. The talking point they settled on was that the defeated public unions sent a "strong message" to the victorious Governor.
The Obama campaign — which has largely kept President Obama himself out of the Wisconsin recall election — puts out a statement saying that a message had been sent to Gov. Scott Walker, despite his win.
Yes, the Obama campaign sent a message to Walker, alright: we lose, consistently.
This is the third time the Obama-backed left in Wisconsin has tried to usurp the will of the voters, and they failed. Hard. Walker won 36% of Wisconsin's union households, which isn't surprising, considering how workers reacted when emancipated from forced dues.
The Democrats went from inflated confidence ("This is a dry run for November ... they'll see our organization efforts") to this:
"I know the president is aware of the election. I think he's got some other responsibilities," Carney said. "I know that he's not following it minute by minute ... You know that he tweeted about it earlier.
Reince Priebus said tonight on CNN that "President Obama left Democrats at the altar in Wisconsin." They're spinning hard in the hopes you'll forget that.