Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama expressed his interest on how to make the United States self-sufficient for its energy needs. This includes sharp increases in the price of coal, which translates into high electric rates, and perhaps five dollar per gallon gasoline.
It's the economy, stupid. It's the economy again. It's always the economy. The question is: what factor is most important to voters at any given election?
Lefties could not wait until enough time had passed to start filling out petitions to recall Governor Scott Walker. Public places were full of people just begging citizens and potential voters to sign the petitions. Then, when time came to submit them to the government accountability board, they proudly paraded them in caring the boxes on their heads.
What is going on in Wisconsin? First, the Brewers were supposed to win it all this year. They didn't make it to the World Series. How about the Wisconsin Badgers? They lost in the Rose Bowl for the second year in a row. And last weekend, the Green Bay Packers gave everyone in the state to sour stomach. They had a championship caliber season and lost in the first round of the playoffs.