Walker says he's only been hunting for a few years, and has yet to shoot a deer... Neumann says he killed his first deer at age 13, and has a variety of deer antler racks hanging at his suburban Milwaukee home.
Having not grown up in Wisconsin, I can see how an outsider might scoff at the notion of antler racks hanging in a suburban home. I must be going native though, because I though a suburban home decorated with antlers sounded really cool.
In this case I have a lot of sympathy for Walker, I've sat in the woods a few years now and, well, just sat there. I saw one deer, once, but it was still really dark and I didn't even get a shot. So no, I don't think the antler gap will decide the governor's race.
The WPR story that the quote comes from has to do with deer herd management. Walker advocates for an independent auditor, which he calls a Whitetail trustee, to work with the DNR and legislature on the issue. Mark Neumann by contrast, argues that the last thing we need is another government employee.
So even on an issue like the deer herd we get a sense of the contrasting styles of these two candidates. This seems like another case where Neumann offers a superior approach. Do any Wisconsin voters really think we need to add a deer-czar to our state's government?