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Mon May 28, 2012, 08:57 PM

I visited Wisconsin today...

Crossed over from Minnesota at Red Wing, drove down Highway 35 along the Mississippi to the town of Pepin. It's a beautiful drive. And an especially beautiful thing was the profusion of Barrett signs, especially in Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Some of them were handmade. There were a few Walker signs - saw a couple of those big fancy ones (which the Walker campaign is said to have paid landowners $100 just to put them up), but Barrett apparently has some fans in western WI. It was good to see those signs.

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Reply I visited Wisconsin today... (Original post)
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2012 OP
Scuba May 2012 #1
madrchsod May 2012 #7
book_worm May 2012 #2
pansypoo53219 May 2012 #3
eowyn_of_rohan May 2012 #5
eowyn_of_rohan May 2012 #4
Peter1x9 May 2012 #6
CTyankee May 2012 #8

Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. Thanks for visiting. That's a beautiful part of the State.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Mon May 28, 2012, 11:47 PM

7. best roads to drive in wisconsin....

i used to have a old saab that i drive through southern wisconsin. my buddy and i would go through the small towns and the girls would always wave! ah..to be young again.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 09:35 PM

2. Hopefully Barrett will win western WI!!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 09:48 PM

3. all i saw was stand w/ shithead around crandon, wi a week ago.

no barrett signs. bootstrap country. did meet an older republican from Minn, but he was pro union + loved our protest at the get go.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #3)

Mon May 28, 2012, 10:59 PM

5. dont let the lack of Barrett signs keep you from voting. There may be many more like you

who feel outnumbered so aren't comfortable letting their politics be known. Oh, and be sure to ask for a PAPER BALLOT on election day. Forest County hand counts paper ballots. Dont let the clerk pressure you to vote on a touchscreen machine, and tell your friends!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 10:53 PM

4. thanks for your report

Its important to know what the sentiment REALLy is all around the state.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 11:18 PM

6. Only the farmers around here seem to still like him (SE Wisconsin by the Illinois border).

Recall Walker signs are everywhere here in cities and even the small 2000 people towns. It's only in the rural areas that I see those big stand with Walker signs that you are talking about. I don't really see how the polls can be as close as they are, but I'm sure they'll try their hardest to "fix" things like they did in Florida.

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Response to Peter1x9 (Reply #6)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:11 PM

8. why do the farmers like him?

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