By now, everybody should know that Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, won the recall election. The question is what we will have learned in the Wisconsin aftermath. For my money, I need to go back to the 50-state strategy that Howard Dean employed. Here is a map of Wisconsin by county.
We cannot concede every single rural county to Republicans. We have to contest everywhere. Until we are able to get out a viable message to rural America, we're going to continue to lose races that we should win.