Aug 13, 201411:35 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke proves voters can’t be bought
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How did Old Sparky, that clattering contraption of recycled computer parts, fare in its election predictions? Only so-so.
✖︎ It picked my man Brett Hulsey to get 5% of the vote; he got 17%. That’s a miss.
✔︎ It correctly predicted Lisa Subeck over Mark Clear for Madison’s 78th Assembly.
✔︎ Right again on Susan Happ as the Dems’ attorney general nominee. Democrats love them their female AG candidates: Peg Lautenschlager, The Kathleen (Falk), and now Ms. Happ. (Ooops!)
✖︎ Blew a fuse predicting Duey Stroebel over Glenn Grothman, who holds a small lead over fellow Republican state senator Joe Leibham for 6th District Congress. Got fooled by the money Stroebel lavished.
◻︎ Ernie Wittwer holds a two-vote lead over Patrick Bomhack for 17 State Senate. Call that an incomplete until the inevitable recount. (But a victory for GOP nominee Howard Marklein, who campaigns while the two Dems wait in limbo.)
✔︎ Did Gary George give incumbent Gwen Moore “a scare” in Milwaukee’s congressional seat, as predicted. With 29% of the vote, mission accomplished.
✖︎ Old Sparky flip-flopped on the rural Kenosha-Racine counties Senate seat but flopped by picking Jonathan Steitz over once-recalled Van Wangaard, who overcame the RINO label and whose brave vote for Act 10 has been vindicated.
✔︎ Dave Mahoney has been re-elected sheriff of Dane County, but that was like saying The Capital Times is socialist.
A final word (promise!): The U.S. House of Reps is immeasurably enriched if Grothman can hold onto his lead. He would be a valuable ally to Paul Ryan in the thinking person’s caucus. Grothman gets the big picture, especially on issues like poverty and success; he’s no trimmer.
Right now, Old Sparky is getting a much-needed lube job.
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