James Wigderson considers Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser's winning 55 percent of the vote in yesterday's Supreme Court primary to be a "commanding" victory. Does he really believe that, or, to quote a commenter at his site, is he whistling past the graveyard?
Me, I agree with illusory Tenant that this is not a spectacular showing for an incumbent justice. Indeed, it's less than what Annette Ziegler received in her primary. And Kloppenburg strikes me as a stronger candidate.
To be sure, unseating David Prosser will not be easy. But he's certainly within striking distance, particularly as Scott Walker is on a mission to rally the Democratic base, not to mention pissing off the Archbishop and the Green Bay Packers.
I hope liberal groups see it that way. It would be a shame to give him a pass, given that the energy on display in Madison can be directed against Prosser, who will be an enabler for the Walker agenda. Also given that Prosser has a record that provides a target-rich environment (at least unless you're in the business lobby) and is the only candidate who once chose not to prosecute a pedophile priest who went on to abuse more boys. It's just me, but it's hard to run as a law and order guy when you have than on your record.