Pretty much everyone is calling the election for Scott Walker at this point. Bitter alluded to this election earlier, as to whether this was more important than the November election. I tend to think, that in the long term, it is. Walker has stood up to public sector unions by limiting collective bargaining. This attacks the very root of public sector union power, which is getting close to bankrupting a number of states. Those states will surely going to be looking to Uncle Sugar to bail them out of any financial crisis they are likely to find themselves in as a result of these unions running out of other people’s money. The problem is that Uncle Sugar is also running out of other people’s money.
The end of the road is nearing. The New Deal coalition is hitting a hard limit on how much it can suck out of our collective wallets. The question is whether this will end with a bang or a whimper. I think that will largely depend on how well guys like Walker, who are actually willing to challenge the New Deal establishment, fare in their electoral prospects.