People all over Wisconsin were happy Monday to see Gov. Jim Doyle announce his intention to not seek reelection.
One thing that progressive Democrats and rightwing Republicans agree on is that Jim Doyle is a liar, a vindictive and corrupt politician.
That’s who he is as governor. A lot of Democrats cannot stand the guy on a personal level. And Republicans are sad to see him go as Doyle would have given them a clear shot at the governor’s office.
That’s not really news and it’s not entirely clear how this reality fits into Doyle’ decision to not seek reelection.
According to Doyle, he reached his decision some seven to 10 days ago [WisPolitics], coming around to his belief that he claims to have held since being first elected governor in 2002: He will only serve two terms, the “norm” for governors.
"I think this national norm serves good purpose. It keeps the political world from becoming stagnant. It allows new leaders to develop. It gives the voters more choices,” said Doyle Monday.
Why then did Doyle raise more than $2 million for reelection?
Republicans are demanding that Doyle return the campaign money, but he’ll likely give it to a worthy cause to polish his legacy.