More bad news for the beleaguered anti-Scott Walker forces: the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has endorsed the Wisconsin governor. The paper explains:
Walker’s rematch with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was prompted by one issue: Walker’s tough stance with the state’s public-employee unions. It’s inconceivable that the recall election would be occurring absent that. And a disagreement over a single policy is simply not enough to justify a vote against the governor. . . .
Strip away [the] purple rhetoric, and you find that Barrett, like Walker, is a capable and honorable public servant. But this election isn’t about Tom Barrett. It’s about Scott Walker.
Even if you disagree with Walker’s policies, does that justify cutting short his term as governor? And if so, where does such logic lead? To more recall elections? More turmoil?
It’s time to end the bickering and get back to the business of the state. We’ve had our differences with the governor, but he deserves a chance to complete his term. We recommended him in 2010. We see no reason to change that recommendation. We urge voters to support Walker in the June 5 recall election.
The Journal Sentinel endorsed Walker in 2010, so its current stance isn’t surprising. However, the paper also endorsed Russ Feingold that year, so it can’t be dismissed as a Republican organ.
Instead Sentinel Journal’s editors appear to be muddle-headed centrists. And if the Dems have lost the muddle-headed centrists in Wisconsin, their bid to oust Walker appears doomed. There just aren’t enough leftists in the State to do the deed.
Via Politico, one of whose readers, in the comments section, urges Mitt Romney to appoint Walker to be his Secretary of Labor.