CBS is reporting that the number of absentee ballots that have already been cast foreshadows particularly heavy turnout in Tuesday's recall election.
Former President Clinton spoke in Milwaukee on Friday to endorse Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, saying that both parties need to work together for Wisconsin to see an economic recovery. Referencing events last year when Democrats fled the state to block a vote on collective bargaining privileges, Clinton told the crowd that, "constant conflict is a dead bank loser, and you need to get rid of it".
In the meantime, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch says that President Obama's lack of presence in Wisconsin 'speaks volumes' and doesn't bode well for Democrats.
"I think what it says specifically is that the president doesn't want to be associated with a losing campaign, and Tom Barrett's campaign right now doesn't have a whole lot of facts to stand on."
She has a point. President Obama won in Wisconsin by 14 points in 2008. If the president were more confident that it will remain a blue state this year, wouldn't we have seen him there by now?
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