Wisconsin: You Can't Always Get What You Want

Wisconsin: You Can't Always Get What You Want

Wisconsin: You Can't Always Get What You Want

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
May 10 2012 11:51 AM

Wisconsin: You Can't Always Get What You Want

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If you missed it yesterday -- there was some other news, after all -- here's my piece on the Wisconsin Democrats' lurch toward a recall election that they're a bit less excited about. Instead of a dream candidate, the power of unions and liberal activism led to the re-nomination of Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor defeated in 2010 by Scott Walker. He's looked at skeptically by labor. But because he polled a bit better, he overpowered the union-backed candidate Kathleen Falk -- a true product of Madison and the revolution.

(Photo by me, in Madison, at a Falk event.)

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.