Walker “survives” recall

I’m reading a lot of headlines that say Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker “survived” the recall election.  As a headline, that doesn’t tell the story.

Not only did he survive, if late reporting precincts are even remotely similar to those already reported, it was a mandate.  In 2010, Walker won by less than 7%.  In the recall, it appears that he will be in the neighborhood of +10%.  In my book, that’s a blow-out.