Take that unions!
UPDATE, by Mark Noonan: And a blow out win, too. So far, it is a 15 point win. That will probably hold up or at least something like it. This spells doom not just to the corrupt and corrupting public sector unions but to Obama, as well. Respected pollster after respected pollster had the race much, much closer…just like they had it much closer in the Indiana primary and it turned out to be a blowout win for insurgent conservatism. It will be like that from now until November – because the pollsters simply don’t have a polling model taking in to consideration the fury against liberalism which has built up under Obama.
UPDATE II: Barrett supporter on CNN apparently figures that democracy died tonight…which is typical liberalism: when the people vote to do something is destroys a “democracy” which is made up of union bosses making back room deals with corrupt politicians.
UPDATE III: I’m with Allahpundit on just ignoring the exits which allege that Obama still has a comfortable lead over Romney for November – those exits also alleged that the race was down to the wire. Must have been more exit pollsters in Democrat-heavy areas. Obama is doomed in Wisconsin, from what I can see. Any State Obama won by less than 10 points should be rated as “lean Republican”.
UPDATE IV: Bobby Jindal: “A lot of people thought it would be a late night in Wisconsin. I think it’s going to be a late night in Chicago.”
UPDATE V: Mitt Romney congratulates:
I congratulate Scott Walker on his victory in Wisconsin. Governor Walker has demonstrated over the past year what sound fiscal policies can do to turn an economy around, and I believe that in November voters across the country will demonstrate that they want the same in Washington, D.C. Tonight’s results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin. Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back – and prevail – against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses. Tonight voters said ‘no’ to the tired, liberal ideas of yesterday, and ‘yes’ to fiscal responsibility and a new direction. I look forward to working with Governor Walker to help build a better, brighter future for all Americans.
UPDATE VI: The GOP appears to have won all four of the State Senate recall elections, as well. This whole recall effort was, of course, nothing more than an extreme expression of the Democrat “it ain’t over until we win” attitude. But it blew right up in their faces.