Normally I’d explain it’s a good idea to keep your eyes on the competition, but I’m going to surprise you and say I’d have to think long and hard if I had to choose between Barrett and Republican front-runner Scott Walker. I like Tom Barrett. He looks you in the eye when he talks to you. He makes you think you are the only person in the room. No looking past you to see if there’s anyone more important in line.
And that’s it in a nutshell. Barrett’s a nice guy. Not only that, but he’s a nice guy with Hero standing. It’s going to be really hard to compete with that if he joins the gubernatorial race.
So here’s your chance. Tell me what Barrett’s done wrong. And no, having a (D) beside his name doesn’t count. You’ll need to be a little more creative than that. (This site is labeled FAIRLY conservative, after all.) I’m going to be digging around a bit myself.
I really don’t care that Daniel Bice said Obama wants him. Obama’s team is simply cherry picking. They know Barrett’s likely to run and don’t want to look stupid about it. Look beyond Obama when you’re making your list, too.
Tell me with concrete non-partisian detail why it shouldn’t be Tom Barrett as our next governor.
Tom Barrett’s record on partial-birth abortion is discussed in this post.