Gov. Amtrak is back, sort of. Remember him - - the guy who was so pro-Amtrak the railroad put his name on a locomotive?
That's the same Tommy Thompson who now says he's hopeful there will be an Amtrak connection between Milwaukee and Madison - - after toeing the Walker 'Kill The Train' line a couple of years ago and saying the full federal construction funding should be spent on highways.
Though his supporting Scott Walker as a potential presidential candidate makes little sense if Amtrak is what Tommy likes, since a President ('No-Train') Walker would likely kill its federal funding.
But the truth is that Tommy's effective time has passed, and the $810 million in Amtrak funding that had been secured by Gov. Jim Doyle through Pres. Obama to advance Wisconsin in the region is gone.