Thursday, September 30, 2010

Some Successful Scott Walker Blogging

I've been critical of the Scott Walker bloggers in the past, but maybe things are changing. This is the kind of post that in my mind really works and it was refreshing to see this kind of content.

Since their goal is to get Walker elected and not just get hits on their blog, I'm reposting the whole thing. Visit the Team Tosa blog at the link for more.

"Dead Heat" | Scott Walker for Wisconsin Governor
Nate Silver - a liberal, yet very astute analyst, at the FiveThirtyEight blog on the New York Times website - said this yesterday about what candidates say when they are behind:

When a candidate appears to trail in a race, he’s going to give you a story about how he’s going to come back (or if he’s a little more enterprising, why he isn’t really trailing in the first place). He’ll talk about how the dynamics of the race are exceptional, about how his internal polls, which are printed on really nice letterhead, show the race to be a dead heat. And he’ll give you some tidbits: Union workers in Wilkes-Barre are breaking 2 to 1 for him, you know, and wait ’til you see his September fund-raising numbers, because people are getting energized, just now getting energized, about this campaign, they’re really getting energized, and that was the plan all along, don’cha know.

The Barrett campaign apparently followed Silver's commentary to the letter. In an email from the Barrett campaign this morning:

Our pollster emailed me last night with some exciting news that I want to share with you: we've captured the momentum and with less than five weeks to go, this race remains a dead heat.

By the way, Nate Silver now gives Scott Walker an 84.2% chance of winning the election.

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