“Scott Walker will see the inside of a jail cell before he sees the inside of another term!” yelled Wisconsin Democratic Party Chariman Mike Tate to great cheers at his party’s state convention this past weekend.
When Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s Wisconsin’s Morning News asked Kenosha Assemblyman Peter Barca about whether he would endorse those comments, he said, “No. Obviously not. Everybody’s innocent until proven guilty. The court process and the John Doe involving many of his former appointees will work itself out over the course of the next few months.”
While I understand Mike Tate was trying to fire up convention-goers at the 2012 DPW convention, the fact that the leader of the Assembly Democrats disavowed Tate’s comments doesn’t speak well for Democrats in Wisconsin getting on the same page when it comes to messaging, and that’s certainly a problem heading into some critical fall elections here in the state.