As I See It: The Tuesday test

Tuesday was a test for all of us. Will the winners do what they promised? Promised to whom? Our country, our state, our neighbors? Will they keep instead the promises they made to supporters, anonymous, or public loudmouth pressure supporters. Promises like “Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I’m elected governor.”(Tim Michels) Inevitably candidates told each constituency what they thought would bring in votes. Promises like “You can keep your own doctor.” (Barack Obama) Hopefully, some of those who repeated a big lie were only doing it to get the support of a teller of bigger lies, and once in office will do the right thing, most of the time, we hope.