With slim lead, Walker playing it safe

Governor Scott Walker, fighting for his political life in advance of the recall vote on June 5, appears to be keeping a low profile in order to minimize the chance of a game changing mistkae. Walke is in a tight race with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, with polls giving the Republican governor anywhere from a 4 to 8 point lead. Politico: His engagements in public venues have tailed off. Retail events have given way to rallies with supporters at campaign offices. Walker's passive debate performance Friday, where he seemed more comfortable withstanding rhetorical blows from Democrat Tom Barrett than landing many of his own, offered more signs of his play-it-safe homestretch approach. The governor even passed on asking Barrett a direct question - usually a ripe opportunity to place an opponent on defense for a perceived weakness. While his communications director told POLITICO he had no scheduled campaign events during the holiday weekend, the governor ended up popping up at...(Read Full Post)