A vote for Clifford is not only a vote for justice, it is a vote for sanity in a televised world of hyperbole and distractions.I agree, and she got my vote this morning, but I wonder if she'll make it. I think she made a mistake by going negative and staying negative in response to Ziegler's mudslinging. Clifford showed she could sling right back, but in doing so, I think she fell into a classic voter suppression trap set by Ziegler's business lobby backers, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. Ziegler's best chance of winning was always getting the public so ticked off by this ugly campaign that they simply said the hell with it, and that may have happened, judging from the predicted 25% turnout.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Election day: Wisconsin Supreme Court
This year's Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Washington County Circuit Judge Annette Ziegler and Madison attorney Linda Clifford has been the most expensive ever, and one of the nastiest, with robo-calls driving us all nuts and lurid and misleading TV commercials about sex predators that have nothing to do with the Supreme Court polluting the airwaves. No wonder that a poll showing Ziegler ahead released yesterday by the Wisconsin Realtors Association -- which backed Ziegler -- also showed an astonishing 36% undecided. Over the weekend Paul Soglin compared the candidates and summed up the issues in a post that concluded: