I was delighted to see that Obama got a bloody nose in Wisconsin but it’s OK, BBC has it sorted. A B-BBC reader writes;
“So a Republican Governor in a state which has voted for Democrat Presidential candidates in every election since Reagan took a greater share than either Obama or Hollande managed in their head-to-heads, beating his rival by close to 8%. Spot the difference in reporting.
Some great excerpts here….
1. The headline and narrative uses the term ‘survives’ making it sound like ‘skin of the teeth’ stuff.
2. Republicans have suggested the result may carry significance ahead of November’s presidential election.
Those damned partisans… Before the election, commentators from across the board labelled this as significant.
3. There should be a good-sized health warning over the result of Wisconsin’s bitterly contested recall election. The lopsided campaign spending – 7-to-1 in favour of the Republicans – was peculiar to this race.
It’s all about money. Voters are sheep too stupid to decide for themselves how to vote? ”
Before the results were in, this was a dead heat and it was a key test… lol…