While the New Hampshire GOP and the free staters do some naval gazing over yesterday’s loss, there is this to consider.
Wisconsin had six state Senate recall elections yesterday. The left spent tens of millions, most of it from unions or pro-union contributors, but they also rallied over eight thousand volunteers from everywhere and anywhere, to contact over 785,000 voters, knocking on over 200,000 doors in one weekend. That won’t show up on a contribution report.
The end result is that the union-left only took two seats out of the six swing districts and the GOP kept control of the state senate. And according to TWS, next week the Cheddar-left stands to lose two seats. After losing the Prosser election, in which they also spent a bundle, the toss-up state of Wisconsin seems plenty happy with Scott Walker and his pro-jobs, employee rights agenda. The only statement the Unions have made in Wisconsin is that they can spend a lot of money, waste a lot of time and, still come up empty.
But that is not how it is turning out in New Hampshire. The unions are pouring in some money and people. We’re not that much different politically from Wisconsin considering how the unreliable “independents” could break either way the wind is blowing. So what is different about New Hampshire compared to the Cheese heads in Wisconsin? Where’s Our Cheese?
Do we need to just pass Right to Work and get that red cape out from in front of the Union Bull? Is it a messaging problem? Are people buying into the lefts "worry-wart’ narrative? Or have New Hampshire’s low tax, local government, just-leave-me-alone voters decided that a tax and spend, intrusive big government guy like Bob Perry is the new (old) direction they want to pursue?
Some of each, a mixture of them all, or something else?
I have some thoughts but I’d like to hear yours.