To recall or not to recall. That is the question. A surreal calm cast its shadow over the cheesehead state this morning as crowds of people gathered at polling places at 7 am to cast a ballot. At my polling place, the only voting machine that was operational was a single infamous Diebold touch screen. Most people in my neck of the woods prefer to cast a paper ballot, but the machine into which you feed your paper ballot in order to verify that your vote has been counted was down. What chaos.
I hope the vote is not close. I don’t think it will be. The vote is likely to represent an inflection point in national politics. It may also portend changes that will change the name of the game on the international stage. The writing will be on the wall. I am not convinced that either the Republicans or the Democrats will interpret the results with a clear eye.