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If Only Eileen Bruskewitz Would Have Had More Campaign Cash!

April 6, 2011

One of the most troubling parting comments from a losing candidate on Tuesday night came from  Eileen Bruskewitz, who was defeated for Dane County Executive.  State Representative Joe Parisi had a nearly 30% margin over the conservative county board supervisor.

When it came time to assess what made her campaign so dreadfully shy of votes on Election Day she offered one explanation.

Bruskewitz said her fundraising was hindered by business owners who fear retribution for donating to a conservative candidate after people boycotted places whose executives donated to Walker, a Republican. 


Am I to understand that if only Bruskewitz could have bankrolled a few more bushels of campaign funds that her conservative rhetoric would have been more easily digestible to the Dane County voter?   Am I to assume she thinks that more TV ads and perhaps a few more slickly made fliers would have allowed people to forget her cozy ties with Scott Walker and the Republican Party?  How much campaign cash would it take for voters to have collective amnesia?

Truth is there was never going to be enough money to put  Bruskewitz into the county executive office.  She was selling what Dane County was not buying.

Instead of looking outward at why she lost perhaps she might question herself.

What made her think that in the midst of a Madison mayoral race she had any chance of seeing daylight in this election cycle in Dane County?  Does she not understand the way electoral math works in Madison and Dane County?

Really, sometimes I wonder about candidates and…..

  1. dave permalink
    April 7, 2011 7:04 AM

    EyeLean’s stupid comment is just another example of the delusion and lies these emotionally-stunted republicans believe, and spread around to others. Had she won, this laughable example of what’s wrong with politics would have been a disaster for the county and its residents.

    We should all be thankful that EyeLean’s campaign injected some money into the local economy. I’m not sure how we should feel about the fact that she will still be lurking around the county board.

  2. JimL permalink
    April 6, 2011 6:36 PM

    Eileen Bruskewitz understands the basic Republican tenet, its all about the message. Spend more on adds and win. It really doesn’t matter if you do what is right or even know what is right to govern. Get the money spread some manure and earn a political office, then repeat.

  3. Rolf Rodefeld permalink
    April 6, 2011 4:38 PM

    I’d like to know what Eileen Bruskewitz has been smoking!

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