Apr 22, 201407:10 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Go, Brett Hulsey, go!
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Say what you will about Brett Hulsey (and the John Cusack movie Say Anything suggests itself), the man is interesting. And he’s no dummy.
In announcing his candidacy for governor Monday, he made the intelligent choice. He could not get re-elected from his State Assembly seat here in Madison after his bizarre behavior of the past couple years. Democrats have sharp elbows, and if there is one place where the bench is deep, it is here in the politically monochromatic Emerald City. They smell blood in Hulsey’s west side district and are circling.
Brett Hulsey will play well in a Democratic primary for governor. For one thing, the news media love a good fight. Hulsey for Governor will appeal to the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, as Howard Dean would say. There is seething resentment among the bluer of the species over the high-handed imposition from the party bosses of a focus-group-tested candidate like Mary Burke. A safe, vague, vacillating, vapid, non-union, job-outsourcing, one-percenting ice queen?
Did the hated Scott Walker get where he is by playing it safe?
Democratic primary voters want to smell some scorch. They want their rabble roused, their resentments inflamed, their self-righteousness stroked. Brett Hulsey gives them “us versus them.”
Besides, they’re not all that sure anyone can beat Walker. They threw everything against the wall in the recall two years ago and nothing stuck. Not even resurrecting a secret John Doe investigation (into — what? Politics?) moves the needle in their direction.