Obama Comments On Walker’s Recall Win
On Monday, President Barack Obama said he doesn’t expect broad political repercussions from Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s success holding on to his office. He added, however, that he would have “loved to see a different result.”
Obama told television station WBAY in Green Bay on Monday that Walker’s recall election reflected specific circumstances in Wisconsin. The President downplayed any effect on his political chances in the state this fall, saying it was unusual for a governor to get that much attention in the middle of his term.
Obama has faced questions about why he didn’t spend time campaigning in the state on behalf of Democratic challenger Tom Barrett. In response, Obama had a pretty good reason…”I’ve got a lot of responsibilities,” the President said.
Walker faced a recall after pushing through legislation eliminating most public workers’ collective bargaining rights.