It could make a difference.
I've written very little on the Wisconsin rebellions and subsequent recall battle, the reason having to do almost entirely with my immeasurable disgust with average Wisconsites. What the hell were they thinking when they voted in Republican Scott Walker to begin with? "Why, we didn't know he was a monstrous perfidy and wholly owned instrument of sinister special interests when we did that," they answer--although by 2010 it wasn't exactly a state secret that virtually every Republican pol was a monstrous perfidy and wholly owned instrument of sinister special interests.
That Walker entered office and thereupon instantly demonstrated what a sniveling worm he in fact was, was hardly surprising. Wisconsites quite literally got what they asked for. Shocking.
But their shocking opacity hasn't ended there. Not by a long shot. No, despite blockbuster revelation after blockbuster revelation, splattered all over their local and our national news, of Walker's exceptionally disgraceful unsuitability for the state's highest office, he's done no worse than run about even with Tom Barrett, and generally ahead. This is not only incomprehensible; it's inexcusable.
Perhaps they'll redeem themselves next week. If not, they'll forever stand--or rather crawl--as politics' poster boy for that swinish admixture of both democratic gullibility and unpardonable apathy.