UPDATE 6/5/12 9:25 pm CDT: The networks are now calling the race in favor of Governor Scott Walker. There appear to be a lot of votes left to count, but what the heck. Congrats, guv!
It's hard to ignore the significance of the recall election going on today in Wisconsin, as big labor's efforts to oust Governor Scott Walker in retaliation for his hard-hitting labor reforms are coming to a head. The national media is presenting this as a pre-referendum on the November presidential election, and on some levels they may be right. Obama himself has stayed noticeably distant from the battle (even while fundraising in Chicago and in Minnesota), which seems like a good indication to me that he's very concerned that Walker will not be recalled, and a too-close association with this losing effort could prove to be mud that won't wash off as we hurtle towards the November presidential election.
Local TA operatives report long lines over the border at polling places:
A long line itself is, of course, no indication of how the vote is going to go, but most late polls still had Walker ahead of his opponent, the Milwaukee Mayor, and on my weekend camping trip up to Wilmot, WI, your Team America noted about a 10:1 ratio of pro- versus anti- Walker signs along the road.
TA's prediction: Walker lives to fight on, and becomes a national GOP hero.