Well, let's put it in some perspective here. More people voted for Barrett than the number of people that signed the petition, polls said that 60% of registered voters think that recalls should only be instituted if the official commits a crime, and I think it was 16% of Obama supporters supported Walker.
Considering that people believe that Unions=bad is a tautology on both "sides" of the aisle, I'm not surprised at all about the results. This is like a larger version of that town in Colorado? that decided to shut off street lights after a certain time to save money. The result? The lights weren't turned off equitably and were only shut off in the non-nice parts of town with the crime rate escalating. They also cutoff funding for public park upkeep and road repair. It's
ing insane, but it looks like Wisconsin is the new Kansas.
As for being arrogant, I don't even know how one would quantify that considering the bullshit that Walker pulled by creating a deficit with corporate tax cuts and then blaming the teachers.
edit: Oh yeah, and Walker outspent Barrett 8:1 with more than half the money coming from out of state, so considering that, Barrett didn't do that bad considering he had already lost to him in the past.