Governors have historically been public officials presidents could turn to that didn't necessarily reflect tones of stark partisanship nationally, but this time around it seems they have been the President's ultimate foils. Florida Governor Rick Scott rejected billions in federal money for rail. Likewise, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Budget Repair Bill could strike a large blow to labor, one of the President's most reliable voting blocks (although Walker's supporters would argue the bill is for fiscal reasons not political ones). The country's other fifty government executives are turning out to be effective foils to the President. See the conversation with Chuck, Savannah, and Ron Brownstein above.