Outsiders are expecting too much from the Wisconsin recall elections June 5.
This is a battle, not the war. And we may lose the recall election. Wisconsin is like the Russian front in WWII. We are absorbing all the casualties, fighting the Tea Party and making the rest of the nation safe for the 21st Century.
We are far better off with the recall effort than if Wisconsin folks had just accepted the right wing extremism of Governor Scott Walker. But let's wage this fight long term. Don't keep score by the inning, but by the game. Don't focus on the battle, but on the war.