Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Thanks Bruce

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Bruce Murphy lists the winners and losers of the election. I end up in the latter category. Thanks, Bruce.

Media Political Pundits: The news media kept insisting the presidential election was a tossup, though every polling aggregator showed a large electoral vote margin for Obama. Nationally, Michael Barone and George Will predicted Romney would win big, while local pundits and Republican apologists Christian Schneider and James Wigderson insisted Wisconsin must be a toss-up, because otherwise why would the candidates still be coming here? Ah, maybe because Obama was even further ahead in states like Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Murphy doesn’t take into account that I get six years of writing columns about Senator Tammy Baldwin. Or, as Scarlett O’Hara said, “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.”

Besides, I must have some value still as a pundit.

Club for Growth: Wigderson assailed this group and other conservatives for their “stupid” decision to back Mark Neumann in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate rather than businessman Eric Hovde. Thompson won the primary only because three conservatives (including Jeff Fitzgerald) split the vote, but emerged battered and with no campaign money left, putting him badly behind at the start of the general election.

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