Has Barrett Lost the Brewers Fan Vote?
I drove from Chicago to Milwaukee on Sunday to watch my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Milwaukee Brewers. During the third inning, the jumbotron began showing random crowd shots (which had the attention of the crowd and generated friendly cheers) – the cute baby in the Brewers jumper, the shirtless guys with beers, the pretty girls dancing to the music. Then, the camera panned to a guy holding up a “Vote Barrett” sign. The crowd erupted…in boos! These were significant, sustained boos. I asked the couple seated next to me – a young couple that didn’t appear to be regular CPAC attendees or anything – about the situation and they said, “Barrett’s got no chance. People are sick of this thing.”
Jim, I read the data and insights ably provided by National Review and realize that things are going well for Walker and I’m not reporting any new news. But it’s always nice to confirm the numbers you are seeing with strong anecdotal/local evidence. This was it for me. Walker in a landslide.
1) The guy had to bring a sign in huh? So much for sporting events as neutral zones for all parties involved.
1a) What had to be going through the camera guy and “guys in the truck” at Miller Park when the place erupted in boos?
2) My theory is that most people at home stands at Miller Park are outsiders, not residents of Milwaukee. Sort of tells you how the out-state voting will go, huh?