Saturday, April 2, 2016

The country is in a sad state when a "radio announcer" can influence the political climate in the whole state of Wisconsin. Doesn't anyone think for themselves anymore without having someone tell them what to do ?

The man behind Wisconsin’s “Never Trump” movement.
Wisconsin’s GOP primary is Tuesday, April 5th, and the “Never Trump” movement in the Badger State is picking up steam, thanks in large part to one man – conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes.
Sykes has been on the air in Wisconsin for 23 years, and is The Voice of Conservatism in the state. Politico sums up Sykes’ influence this way: “In Wisconsin, every conservative knows Sykes’ voice, which airs for three-and-a-half hours weekday mornings on the state’s biggest AM talk station. Many credit him for playing a major role in their recent victories, from Scott Walker’s defeat of the state's unions and the subsequent effort to recall him to the rise of Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, and he has close relationships with both.”
On Monday, Sykes conducted an on-air interview with Donald Trump and was even less impressed with the business mogul after the interview than he had been before the interview. Speaking about the Supreme Court vacancy and possible nominations he might make as president, Trump threw out the name Diane Sykes, a judge who serves on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Sykes is the ex-wife of Charlie Sykes, so one would hope that Trump would have been able to put two and two together, but he was completely oblivious of the connection.

Trump’s 17-minute interview with Sykes may very well have ended any hopes he had of winning Tuesday’s primary. Callers into the show were outraged, and Sykes helped fuel their anger. “You can’t parachute in here from Manhattan and crap on everything we’ve been doing for the last 20 years. But people here have a well-attuned BS meter. Donald Trump’s approval rating in southeast Wisconsin is extremely low because people pay attention.”

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