On Monday, Huffington Post published a piece I wrote
about Bill Clinton campaigning for democracy in Washington, in which I
called for every Democrat, progressive and reformer to vote. My point
here is that once the ballots are counted in Wisconsin, the
general-election campaign for president will begin in earnest and the
liberal base of the Democratic Party will roused for the first time
since 2008, no matter who wins in the Badger State.
Whether it's Scott Walker or Tom Barrett, there is an overwhelming view of Wisconsin Democrats, national Democrats and liberal and labor groups that President Obama and national Democrats should have done far more to support Barrett.
For today I renew my call for Democrats, liberals, progressives, workers, populists, reformers, students and women in Wisconsin to vote, vote, vote.
For tomorrow, whoever wins, remember where you heard it: The deluge begins.
And on Thursday, I predict my next column will get some tongues wagging and stimulate a very healthy debate for Democrats.