Michael Tomasky in The Daily Beast on Walker's win and Obama Following Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's victory, Tomasky is most interested a media narrative that offers Walker's performance as a bad sign for Obama's reelection. "Folks, if ever there was a day in the history of Wisconsin polling that should have shown Romney within spitting distance of Obama--or even ahead, given the obviously massive pro-Walker turnout--it should have been yesterday, which was the biggest and most enthusiastic day for Republican politics in recent state history." It wasn't. Most exit polls gave Obama a comfortable margin of victory over Romney. "I don't know whether Obama wins Wisconsin by 10 or two, but he'll win it. This media drivel today is silly."
Scot Lehigh in The Boston Globe on filibuster reform and the Mass. Senate race Lehigh sees the Senate's filibuster rules as a primary obstacle to making Congress a functional legislative body, so he wonders which of the Massachusetts Senate candidates would do more to make the Senate work again. Elizabeth Warren, who consented to an interview, listed the reform measures she would support, regardless of which party controls the chamber. Through a spokesman, Scott Brown pointed to his record of occasionally breaking the fillibuster to vote with Democrats. "[T]here's little reason to think his leadership on the issue would extend beyond his periodic personal example," Lehigh concludes. "Warren vows that she would vote for filibuster reform. And that's why it's fair to say she'd play a more substantial and systemic role when it comes to fixing the broken Senate."