Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Of Cheeseheads and Fightin' Bob La Follette

With its rich primary tradition -- dating to the days of Robert M. La Follette's Progressive movement at the start of the last century -- and with its wide-open process that allows Democrats, Republicans and independents to cross party lines and participate in whichever primary grabs their interest; its steady status as a swing state; its liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans; its urban, suburban, small-town and rural voting blocks; and its labor union and family farm traditions, few states offer presidential candidates more opportunities to fool themselves into believing that they can get the win they need in Wisconsin.... (The Capital Times)

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