I’m late to the Wisconsin recall post-mortem due to dealing with some medical issues. It’s already been widely analyzed but I don’t want to let it pass without thanking all those who fought for this recall. They put up a good and courageous fight against tremendous odds. The opposition won, but it cost them dearly. And we learned things of value for the greater battles to come. This is what a working participatory democracy looks like.
Change rarely comes without a fight. Nobody wins every time. There’s no shame in losing to a better armed opponent. There’s great honor in daring to engage when you’re obviously outmatched. They have every reason to be proud of their efforts. I’m certainly proud of them.