When the Brawler was coming up, they didn't count Democratic votes in Washington Heights. They weighed them.* Indeed, the Brawler was shocked when he visited a friend's house and saw a Reagan magnet on the refrigerator. Republicans lived on the other side of 60th Street, not in Milwaukee!
The Brawler clan on Saturday descended upon the Heights' annual trick-or-treating blowout. And the Brawler's happy to say that the Heights' Dem bonafides are, if anything, stronger than ever. He was particularly surprised by the number of yard signs calling for sick days. (The Brawler understands Tom Barrett was at the party, but he didn't have a challenge him on his opposition to the proposal.) And if the profusion of Obama yard signs was an indicator (in some cases more than four, perhaps more, on a single block), The Chosen One is going to win Wisconsin in a walk.
And this wasn't the house that terrified small children:
* Plagiarized from the first page of John O'Farrell's "Things Can Only Get Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter."