All eyes will be on a state advisory referendum that's expected to galvanize protests against a broken political process.
Voters in Wisconsin bought the tea party line because the president and his party have not been able to provide a believable alternative.
The Supreme Court may soon allow an unlimited amount of corporate money into the political process. Imagine drug companies and banks running their own ads against legislators who vote against their interests.
The McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill has proved about as effective a barrier as tissue paper in keeping special-interest money out of elections.