Of six recall elections in Republican-leaning districts, we won two, while a third was knife-edge close -- and this despite the usual Republican dirty tricks. The Republicans' state Senate majority margin has been pared down to one vote, meaning that moderate Republican Dale Schultz, who has bucked Walker before, holds the balance of power. This not only shows that we can translate the popular backlash against Republican extremism into electoral results, but also has genuinely cut back the power of Walker and the Kochroach right to inflict yet further harm on the people of Wisconsin.
The drive to recall Walker himself is going ahead, and he frankly sounds rattled. This will be a bigger and tougher job than the state Senate recalls, and there's the risk that a defeat would actually embolden Walker and his ilk. But the value of a victory, and the real possibility of achieving it, make this a risk worth taking.
More reactions: Crooks and Liars draws practical lessons, Leftwing Nutjob declares victory, and Daily Kos looks to the fight ahead.