Feb. 20, 2008 | It was only a few minutes after 8 p.m. when the Great Dane, a brew pub within sight of the state capitol's illuminated eggshell dome, learned that Barack Obama was leading in Wisconsin. Soon after that, the networks called the state for Obama, and Gov. Jim Doyle mounted the stage to address his Wisconsin victory party. Obama was still speaking in Houston, but the bartenders turned the sound off, and Doyle stepped to the microphone.I love the idea of the "Badgers for Obama" t shirt and need to get a couple very soon.
"We in Wisconsin have changed the course of history," he said. "We are the state that decided who the Democratic nominee will be and who the next president of the United States will be."
By the way, the Great Dane is a damned good brew pub. One of those "walk in, stagger out" places that dot State Street. And their bratwurst is damned good also.