The Jan. 11 WisPolitics poll of likely Democratic voters shows progressive candidate for Wisconsin governor, Mike McCabe, only 24 percentage points out of the lead.
A March 18, 2015, CNN poll of likely Democratic voters showed progressive candidate for president, Bernie Sanders, a seemingly insurmountable 59 percentage points out of the Democratic presidential primary lead.
Still, Sanders' campaign brought the country to its feet, especially in Wisconsin.
With a people-powered campaign and message, McCabe supporters have every reason to be optimistic and empowered by the opportunity to wrestle control of Wisconsin's government from its current taxpayer-subsidized, corporate owners.
While McCabe faces the same money-is-everything mentality of many state Democratic leaders during the primary, he does not face a stacked deck loaded with superdelegates. Comparing the primary candidates' positions reveals a big difference between McCabe and others. McCabe's belief that shared values are a reason to vote for him — not merely against the current corrupt regime.
Wisconsinites deserve the opportunity to vote for their own future with their eyes wide open, head held high and nose unplugged Aug. 14.