Tom Barrett

Why Tom Barrett?

Bill Kaplan weighs in on why he thinks Tom Barrett is the best potential candidate for governor.  More at Wisopinion --

Now that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has said that he is "seriously considering" running for governor in the impending recall election, I say: run Tom run. Why? As a former guest columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal I had an opportunity to get to know then U.S. Representative Barrett. Here's what I learned.

I still remember the first time I met Barrett. He was completely unassuming. Not a whiff of pretentiousness. Barrett had an easy manner with a sense of humor. After reviewing his voting record it was clear that Barrett is a progressive but not an ideologue. I also learned he is a practicing Catholic whose religious beliefs are anchored in economic justice and tolerance. There's more.

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