It appears Senator Russ Feingold is going to have another challenger for his U.S. Senate seat in 2010, in the form of multi-millionaire real estate developer Terrence “Terry” Wall. Sen. Feingold is already facing a challenger from the right, small businessman Dave Westlake, but Westlake has been underwhelming as a Republican challenger to Sen. Feingold, so it’s no shock Republicans would be looking for a more formidable candidate to coalesce behind. Wall, an economic conservative who could likely self-fund a U.S. Senate campaign, is rumored to have conducted at least one poll and is also rumored to be making calls that indicate an interest in becoming a candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Personally, I’d love to see Terrence Wall enter the race for Sen. Feingold’s seat, because he’s certainly got some interesting opinions. For example, on the issue of health care reform, Wall seems to think our nation’s current health care system is fine just the way it is right now, saying, “…our [health care] system is not broken[.]” Wall’s also a big believer in the thoroughly debunked “death panels” myth, stating, “..the government also becomes the final arbiter of who lives and who dies…”
Regarding the mess on Wall Street, Mr. Wall has said, “…I don’t think Wall Street should be regulated[,]” despite the fact that it’s pretty clear a lack of government regulation of Wall Street is what led to the financial meltdown we’re slowly starting to come out of.
And Wall’s also no fan of bloggers. In a June 1, 2009 column he wrote, where he opined that bloggers are nothing more than, “uninformed, anonymous couch potatoes” and that blogging is basically, “anonymous bashing over the Internet.” While I’d certainly agree there are some bloggers who are uninformed and certainly there are more than a few who are anonymous, by and large I’d have to say most of the bloggers I’ve encountered – both on the right and on the left – are actually well-informed (if misguided).
Jason Haas has his own spin on Terrence Wall’s possible candidacy.