Friday, January 29, 2010

A History of Failure

Since 2004 Dan Mielke has not won a single election.  In my research I have come across hard evidence concerning three different elections that Dan Mielke has participated in and soft evidence (a news piece at Fox News) for the Town of Linwood (population roughly 1,000).

Dan Mielke has lost all four elections.  This guy has been told by the people on four separate occasions that they don't want him.  Let me explain...

In 2004 Dan Mielke ran for Wisconsin's State Assembly District 70 against Vruwink (Democrat).  The results of that election as reported in the 2005 Wisconsin Blue Book were 18,120 for Vruwink and 10,622 for Mielke.  In percentage terms, Mielke only got 36.95% of the vote.

In 2006 Mielke ran for the Portage County Executive, a position that he claimed he was instrumental in creating, on a write-in campaign.  A write-in campaign!  Meaning that Mr. Mielke couldn't be bothered to qualify for the ballot any other way.  Needless to say he lost, only gaining 21% of the vote.

In 2008 Mielke ran for Congress against Dave Obey, a long time incumbent and well entrenched Democrat.  I would say it was a case of David vs. Goliath, only with David being a mosquito and Goliath winning single-handedly.  Mielke only gained 39% of the vote in that election.

Mielke's average for these three elections was 32% of the vote.  No matter how many re-counts you ask for you are not going to win with only 32% of the average vote.  No matter how many times I look at the contenders in this year's Congressional match-up I don't see Mielke going to Washington. 

The guy just doesn't get it - the people don't want him.  They have said so at least 3 times in the last 6 years and one unconfirmed time.  However with Wisconsin's open primary law I feel that some Democrats may vote for Mielke in the primary to give Obey a shoe-in. 

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