Walker 1/ Democracy 0

, U.S. Senator from Utah.

, U.S. Senator from Utah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scott Walker defeated his recall yesterday for a number of reasons, including the fact that he had the most money, the Democrats contested who would face Walker, Barrett had lost to Walker in November 2010, and Walker tied Barrett to the problems in Milwaukee. Would a different candidate with more campaign funds received more votes? Probably. Enough to win? Unlikely.

Today I mourn the loss to Walker. Tomorrow I begin the campaign to defeat all TEA Party backed candidates in November. Here in Utah, there will be a primary on June 26 to determine the Republican nominee for Orrin Hatch‘s Senate seat. The contest is between Orrin Hatch and Dan Liljenquist, who is known as Utah’s Paul Ryan. I have not decided how I will vote since I don’t want either in the Senate, and the Republican almost always wins.