Posted by Bill at 10:10AM on May 28 2012
I hope you defeat this bully of a governor,it is obvious he should go home soon
Posted by Edward at 10:07AM on May 28 2012
Mr Barrett,I hope and pray that you win the election.It is obvious that you need to win.The union busting powers that be know that unions are a very necessary component in the success of this wonderful country,but their agenda is to divide and conquer.Stay strong and may you soon be Governor Barrett!I am not from Wisconsin,but I still believe in helping a worthy cause and will continue to campaign for you as I recently did with two families I met vacationing from Wisconsin her in New York.Our Governor here in NY is a bully as well,but that is another topic although similar
Posted by Shirl Coleman at 03:00PM on May 27 2012
I’m not a Wisconsinite but I have been following the political news there. If you are not elected, Mr. Barrett, the rest of the GOP governors in the country are going to think they can do the same thing as Walker did. I’m from Arizona and much of the same stuff is happening here. Therefore, I’m donating to your election campaign. I know time is running out. Let’s hope the smart Wisconsinites will come out and vote for you.
Shirl Coleman (originally from your neighbor state, Illinois)
Posted by carol at 01:44AM on May 27 2012
We need to stress to people how their vote matters! We must appeal to poor and working poor-too many times we hear only of fighting for the middle class. Walker’s lies must be called out-didn’t raise taxes?! b.s.! Our prop. taxes went up and our wages have gone down bc we are public employees-Feels like a Tax to us! Our city and schools have lost many employees due to budget-b.s. that Walker is creating jobs! We now have Less money for people to spend in their communities, Less in services and education. Don’t let his mantras become real or fact to our ears bc they are not-it’s repeating a lie enough until people start to believe it and not question it. go Tom! Don’t let up on him! Those sociopaths can be slippery!
Posted by Bianca Tomasini at 12:03AM on May 27 2012
I think Tom Barrett needs to emphasize that he would put “people, not money, first” . There is nothing balanced about the way Walker “balanced” his budget without any “shared sacrifice” from the wealthy. Trickle down theories do not work. If they did we wouldn’t have unemployment. Walker is a corrupt politician who is beholden to his millionaire friends to whom he will sell Wisconsin. His actions against the environment, the middle class, and specially the poor are un-Christian. Barrett has a lot more than the jobs issue to “badger” Walker with!
Posted by euphgeek at 07:01PM on May 26 2012
Just donated $10 to your campaign. Keep up the fight!
Posted by Collin Brusnahan at 05:48PM on May 26 2012
Glad Tom Barrett won the debate.
Posted by Tom Miller at 03:21PM on May 26 2012
A good Question to ponder and ask on the next debate.If Walker is such a strong leader,How come he never meets with the public employees who he attacked?He has no problem meeting with the rich and influential.
Posted by J carthew at 12:34PM on May 26 2012
I thought Tom placed some well placed punches last night. I think the people need to hear more of the “how” now that we’ve heard the “whys”. Attacks can only go so far. Stay above the fray. We need this win!!
Posted by Allen Christian at 12:13PM on May 26 2012
TOM, YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT WALKER IS DOING WITH THIS JOB CREATIONS FRAUD. I’VE BEEN INVESTIGATING THIS FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW. THEY ARE SETTING US UP FOR A HUGE TRAP AND REVANGE STRATEGY IF THEY LOSE. YOU HAVE TO LOOK INTO THIS AND TELL THE PUBLIC THE TRUTH BEFORE ELECTION DAY.
Posted by Jeff Schultz at 11:54AM on May 26 2012
You did an excellent job on showing why we need to replace the SleepWalker. I think that you need to also stress what your term as Governor will mean for people who are hurting in Wisconsin. You will be a governor for people who do not have $510,000 to give away as if it was loose change.
Posted by Pat at 11:14AM on May 26 2012
I always knew Tom had integrity. I worked on the Dukakis campaign and when after the Willie Horton crap everyone was ducking for cover Tom was there helping to organize the people in Milwaukee to support him.
I trust him to work for all the people of Wisconsin even when it comes to telling the hard truth to all of us that things have changed. If we work TOGETHER there is nothing we Wisconsinites cannot accomplish.
Posted by Robert Dinkle at 10:58AM on May 26 2012
Don’t forget to ask Walker that if the people of Milwaukee are so oppressed by you, then why did you win your last two elections by such big percentage points?
Posted by Aina Kinens at 07:28AM on May 26 2012
He is intelligent, moral , honest, dignified —representing the qualities a governor should have.
Posted by James Raasch at 12:46AM on May 26 2012
Mayor Barrett you did a great job in the debate. You have the leadership qualities Wisconsin needs. You can heal the state. You have the compassion. Go get ’em in the next debate.
Posted by MICHELE EDMONDS at 12:11AM on May 26 2012
MR. BARRETT, I AM FROM NYC BUT I HAVE BEEN SENDING MONEY TO YOUR CAMPAIGN BECAUSE I THINK YOU ARE THE BEST CHOICE FOR WI.. THIS ELECTION MEANS MORE TO ME BECAUSE WE CAN SHOW ALL THE BILLIONAIRES IN THE WORLD THAT THE PEOPLE UNITED CAN WIN=OUT.
GREAT JOB ON YOUR DEBATE, I THINK YOUR STRENGTH WAS REFRESHING.
Posted by Marcia Dull at 12:10AM on May 26 2012
Suggestion for the next debate…emphasize the GET OUT THE VOTE plan and remind voters they can vote absentee ballot thru June 1. My husband and I did that today so we can drive people to the polls on June 5!
Posted by jim evans at 11:13PM on May 25 2012
hammer the issue of integraty. walker can’t compete with it.
Posted by Mary Jo & Jeff Randall at 10:44PM on May 25 2012
Tom Barrett being Tom Barrett = a decisive debate win. GOTV!
Posted by Sharon Nemecek at 10:30PM on May 25 2012
Walker kept saying he made hard choices and now state is doing so much better because of him. We need to find facts that this is not true. If you have some facts that what he is saying is not true and have the stats to prove it that would be a real boost.