National implications of Wisconsin recall vote
Will state go red come November?
- Duration 3:27
- Date May 31, 2012
Will state go red come November?
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For a look at the national implications of this Wisconsin vote Republicans are hoping that a walker a victory next week.
Could help them turn the state red come November.
Let's talk about -- with Fox News contributor Jonah Goldberg national review's editor at large.
Let's take a listen first of all the what -- -- does the chairman of the Republican National Committee had to say about all this.
He's making some pretty bold predictions -- job.
When the Democrats lose next week.
They're not gonna just enter into this election for November they're gonna have a little circular firing squad and a blame game going on for a few weeks.
Then they're gonna have to try to come back and win this thing in November -- Wisconsin goes red for Mitt Romney.
It's over it's lights out for Barack Obama.
What do you think about that prediction -- Well I think he's right insofar as if it goes for Mitt Romney it is a disaster.
For Barack Obama but there's a lot of space between.
Here in there you know Wisconsin particularly Madison.
Is sort of like.
Progressive isms home entry from the movie avatar.
And if they lose Madison and it's like losing Santa Monica or Manhattan it's very hard to come back from that.
Organized labor is invested enormously in this race the Democrats -- invested enormously in this race.
And if they if even if even if they just simply force Barack Obama to spend time campaigning in Wisconsin.
That is bad news for Barack Obama because he needs that states like Wisconsin in his solid column from the get go.
Well Debbie Wasserman Schultz that the head of the Democratic National Committee obviously sees it.
The other way from a Republican counterpart let's hear what -- had to say.
I think what's been at what what's gonna happen is that because of our on the ground operation we've had an opportunity in this election.
Because was especially given that Wisconsin's a battleground state.
Just like we did in the recall election -- a year ago.
Two given this a test run and so what I think the the implications will be is that that ultimately I think Tom -- will pull this out.
But regardless it's given the Obama for America operation an opportunity to.
-- -- -- dry right now we need.
You say that it's really been better I mean you know political organizing.
Has been done by both sides but -- been better you say for the Republicans.
I think that's -- -- -- -- -- Wesley -- is making a point that -- -- can make you both sides have updated their mailing lists they've updated their volunteer list that's all good news for both sides to a certain extent.
The thing is.
The winner will be in a much better position vis a vis the fall than the loser it'll be devastating.
For the republicans' chances of taking that state if if they don't take this recall contest.
-- be devastating to the Democrats.
For the simple reason -- the doubt that that the shock troops of the Democratic Party in Wisconsin.
Organized labor will be incredibly demoralized I think -- be a lot of recriminations.
Because President Obama has been at length -- say at best lack luster in his support.
For the democratic candidate.
And I think that in in some ways.
What -- -- is trying to do is to have a self fulfilling prophecy that if they he says if we win now -- build momentum for the fall and he may be right.
But there's still a lot of work we've done Wisconsin is ultimately still a pretty democratic state well them last we saw Scott Walker of the Republican governor there is still up about seven percentage points in the polls over -- democratic challenger.
It is going to be one to watch Jonah Goldberg thanks for watching the -- Hey thanks for having.