A clearly crestfallen Ed Schultz lamented Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the recall election against him on Tuesday.
After opposition forces mounted a campaign against him for his anti-union policies, Walker easily defeated his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett.
Schultz had been beyond fervent in his support for the anti-Walker effort, and the Republican's win clearly took its toll on him.
“This is not going to be an easy night for many broadcasters who are liberal,” he said in a special edition of his show in Madison. “This is not going to be an easy night for this broadcaster. To say that I’m shocked and stunned is pretty much an understatement."
Schultz said that the results were a "warning" to Americans about the influence of money in politics. (Walker heavily outspent Barrett.)
"Money is now infiltrated into our political system like we have never seen before," he said. “...This is not a good night for labor unions. This is not a good night for wage-earners. This is not a good night for the Democratic Party. It’s a tough one to take, but it’s about being in the fight. It’s about believing what you believe in and sticking to your guns and not giving up."