Volunteers working on the national campaign are few and far between. About 30 times more Republican activists are tied up helping Walker win his recall race than helping GOP front-runner Romney win the nomination, [Romney campaign co-chair Ted] Kanavas estimates. Romney's campaign has only one office in Wisconsin, compared to the 21 opened by Walker.Rightly so. Walker's survival as governor is far more important to the Republican Party and to national politics than the next step in the selection of the presidential candidate.
Thus, with the [presidential primary] election only a little more than a week away, Wisconsin is a black hole in a race that has been fiercely contested coast to coast since January, a sharp contrast to the recent contests in other Midwestern states like Michigan and Ohio.
March 25, 2012
"Reince, I hate to burst your bubble, but nobody in Wisconsin is talking about the presidential primary."
Because we're all consumed by the Scott Walker recall election.