As a conservative, I’m more than a little happy to see this past September’s, as well as the upcoming November elections starting to look as promising as they do for the conservative candidates. My home state of Wisconsin has been dominated by democrats for sometime now, and it finally looks like that political climate is showing some promise of change. Here’s the real change I can believe in. Here’s the hope that I’m personally looking for.
I’m not alone either. The present focus of Wisconsin citizens regarding jobs and the poor economy has more than just myself worried, and that seems to be what is motivating the citizens of our great state to take charge and make changes at the ballot box. We’ve got a volatile election atmosphere presently in Wisconsin and as a conservative, I couldn’t be more pleased. In fact it’s this volatility that has Wisconsin conservatives statewide hopeful. Here’s a few reasons for that as I see it.
The Race for Wisconsin Governor
If you’ve taken any time to look into the state of affairs these past years with Governor Doyle (D) at the helm, you’ll soon see without too much effort what’s been going on in that office. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how irresponsible this man is with our tax dollars.
Between giving Spain our high speed passenger rail deal, along with his staff not providing his travel expenses that should account for over 2 years of travel, combined with a failed budget due to reckless spending that has state workers like a close relative of mine, taking mandatory furlough days, and let’s see….I’ll go on to include. holding open state agency job vacancies, along with freezing employee compensation…and on it goes. Aren’t these guys usually pretty good about creating and maintaining government jobs? Geez, watch out state workers…it looks as though you’ve been deserted.
Those of us who graduated checkbook balancing 101 are asking, “is there a problem here”? Well, it’s no wonder latest Rasmussen polling shows Scott Walker ahead of Tom Barrett at 51% of the votes! I for one am taking a deep sigh of relief!
The Race for Wisconsin US Senate
Russ Feingold (D) isn’t without his worries as well. Recent Rasmussen polls have our incumbent Senator behind Republican Ron Johnson picking up only 44% of the vote, while Ron Johnson’s coming in at 51%. Another sigh of relief is in order here. Especially if you’re not a proponent of someone who votes for stimulus bills that produce nothing with regard to jobs. Incumbent Senator Feingold wasn’t shy about voting for the administration’s fruitless $787 billion stimulus bill that produced, uh, what jobs Senator?
The Race for Wisconsin State Assembly
Here’s an interesting race that has both sides of the aisle making claims that it’s their party that will take over the Wisconsin State Assembly come November. As of now, there is no majority in the assembly due to 3 vacancies and 2 independents. It should be interesting to see if it will be more Dems or republicans frequenting Madison starting this November.
I’ve listened to members of both sides as they claim to have it licked. The republicans claim to have lots of new recruits that are small business people who know what it takes to run a private sector business and make it work. In the circles I’m in, private sector jobs are of paramount concern to Wisconsin citizens right now, after so much job loss statewide.
Given the current climate of the Governor and Senate races, republicans just may have that edge in the assembly race. Although, the democrats have the opposite perspective. At any rate, this race will be interesting at the very least.