The good news is the perception of Wisconsin's business climate among business leaders continues to improve. But the prospect that Wisconsin will do a 180 on June 5 is keeping business from acting on that optimism. Business is excited about what Scott Walker is doing in Wisconsin. It wants to act on that excitement. It won't, however, if if believes all this ends in a month.
With Tom Barrett using Wisconsin's job numbers as a cudgel against Scott Walker, the governor needs to use this extensively in his campaign; what is paralyzing business, and job growth in Wisconsin isn't Scott Walker. It's the fear of business that Scott Walker will soon be gone.