In case you missed it last night, Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared on Greta van Susteren’s Fox News show to discuss Gov. Scott Walker’s big win in Wisconsin over Big Labor’s recall effort.
At the time of the airing, Walker was leading Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 57 to 42 percent. With all precincts reporting, the numbers narrowed slightly but not much and Walker won with a 54 percent blowout over Barrett.
Jindal is right, of course, in pointing out that this doesn’t bode well for Barack Obama re-election chances come November. Obama might be chicken, but he’s no dummy which is why he was a no-show in Wisconsin:
Democrats can try to downplay this all they want, but what happened in Wisconsin last night will reverberate into the presidential election and beyond. It’s essentially the death knell of labor unions as a deciding factor in American elections.
It also indicates that Republicans, at long last, have learned how to organize and get out the vote when it counts. That’s going to mean a lot in battle states that Romney is going to need to unseat Obama.
Jindal is also facing a recall effort. It’s doubtful that Louisiana Democrats wanting to oust him will get anywhere close to the 900,000 signatures they need for a recall election that would cost taxpayers $6 million. If Democrats couldn’t organize better than Republicans in Wisconsin—the heart of organized labor—they don’t stand a chance here in Louisiana.