What Would Have Happened If Obama Had Campaigned for Barrett in Wisconsin?
On tonight's All Star Panel on Special Report, Bret Baier and company dissected tonight's recall election in Wisconsin, weighing in on current exit polls and the impact Obama could have had on the outcome had he campaigned in the state.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert said he believes the tension over tonight's election is revealing. "I think it underscores the intensity and deep division in this state." He went on to say that exit polling shows more than a deep division over collective bargaining. "They're not just divided ... they're deeply
divided," he said. Furthermore, he believes it's an issue that voters had made up their minds about long in advance. "Very few voters decided in the last few days."
A back-and-forth was also sparked over Twitter after the president commented last night on his support for Democrat Tom Barrett, saying, "It's Election Day in Wisconsin tomorrow, and I'm standing by Tom Barrett. He'd make an outstanding governor. -bo"
RNC Chair Reince Priebus responded with his own tweet, saying, "Bold tweet from the president who wouldn't actually campaign with him or step foot in Wisconsin. #istandwithwalker"
Fox News' political analyst Chris Stirewalt said that the move was political for Obama to not "step foot" in the state. "He doesn't want to find himself in a situation where it doesn't work out the way he wanted ... the question is, what effect would it have had if he would have come?"
That's a question a lot of people would like to know the answer to. What do you think?