From his Facebook page:
Obey Warns Against Overconfidence in Recall Effortsby Dave Obey on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 4:20pmDear Friends - I just put out the following statement: Former 7th District Congressman Dave Obey warned today that “Democrats who think that almost any person nominated to run against Scott Walker can win, are dead wrong. This is a steep uphill fight. If we do win, it will be by a razor thin margin,” Obey said.
“In deciding who our candidate against Walker should be, none of us has the luxury of being guided by past personal or policy differences,” Obey said. “Those differences are far smaller than the issues that unite us.”
“Powerful right wing, elitist money men all across this country will spend whatever they think it takes to keep control of Wisconsin’s government,” Obey warned. “If we do not think this through and support the candidate with the broadest possible appeal, we will waste the effort of thousands of volunteers who stood in the snow, sleet and cold to gather an incredible one million signatures because they felt they were part of a cause bigger than themselves. That would be a tragedy. So much is at stake that we owe it to them to simply not allow that to happen.”