As in the old adage, "victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan." His argument is that the national party leaders claining they never liked this idea is simply them washing their hands of likely defeat. Perhaps. But I do recall insiders being quoted as vigorously debating this as early as last year. At that time the debate was limited to whether they should save the money for President Obama's re-election bid rather than spend on what even then was considered a very risky recall bid on their part.
It's too early to start planning schadenfreude, anything could happen a week from tomorrow. But I must tell you, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin scheduled its state convention for the weekend after the election. If Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefish and the Republican senate candidates sweep, it may be hard to resist the temptation to get media credentials to that shindig.