What I really wanted to post, what I intended to be my next post, was a love letter to the great state of Wisconsin and, specifically, a note to the city I call home, Madison. But I have to hit pause on that while I complain about something going on in Wisconsin. His name? Ron Johnson.
Who is this idiot and why is he, supposedly, faring well in the polls? I cannot understand this. I get that the economy sucks, which is never good for incumbents, but Ron Johnson? What in the hell is going on?
It goes without saying — though I will — that Wisconsinites should be extremely proud to call Russ Feingold their Senator. There is no one finer. At least no one who is willing to run for such a major office. But even if he were merely mediocre, what is the meaning of the world when Ron Johnson is running a campaign that people are taking seriously?
Johnson’s latest? Oh, this is good. This is Onion-quality good. He tells us that he is going to put a “cap” on federal spending in some areas. Where? Oh, he won’t say. He doesn’t want to be “attacked.” WHHHHHAT the WHHHHHAT? So, here is a guy running for the United States Senate on the Republican ticket who tells the great people of Wisconsin, “I’m going to put a limit on how much the United States spends in some programs, but I can’t tell you which programs because I’m scared someone will be mean to me. It’s a secret! Shh!!I don’t want anyone to get mad at me while I’m running my campaign. But once I get into office, BAM! There goes education! Or there goes infrastructure! There goes defense! But you won’t know until I get there! For now, you just have to guess! And vote for me! Hee hee.” How in the hell is this a serious campaign?
Once again, America, you have me baffled.