Wisconsin's Governor, Scott Walker, attracted nationwide attention when he stripped unions of their "right" to collectively bargain. Wisconsin garnered a disproportionate share of the media's attention on this issue despite the fact that Ohio and New Hampshire recently adopted similar measures.
Wisconsin's recent Supreme Court battle was thought to be a liberal victory resulting from the push by Scott Walker and the Republicans "unpopular" attempt to end collective bargaining. However, it turns out that the conservative judge won the re-election campaign, thus defusing much of the liberal argument that "the people of Wisconsin just don't like Scott Walker's policies." The people of Wisconsin once again spoke out and voted in favor of a conservative. The silent majority has spoken.