Watch as Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson, speaking to the editorial board of the Green Bay Press Gazette, stammers and struggles to articulate a clear plan for creating jobs if he’s elected to the United States Senate:
Shortly after Ron Johnson’s deer in the headlights moment with the Press Gazette’s editorial board, the paper endorsed incumbent Senator Russ Feingold’s reelection bid, citing Johnson’s inability to articulate a jobs plan (emphasis mine):
Feingold’s opponent, Oshkosh businessman and political newcomer Ron Johnson, also has voiced his support for spending controls and fiscal responsibility in Washington. His plan for righting the U.S. economy, however, comes across as one-note: establish a hard spending cap, reduce government interference and allow businesses to flourish.
These are principles with which we agree; however, Johnson seemed unable to further articulate his plan for job creation — especially for the middle class — during a recent meeting with the Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial board. Basic principles of restraint are one thing; a detailed proposal to spur job creation and get our economy moving is another.
It’s worth noting this is the first time the Press Gazette has ever given its endorsement to Sen. Feingold, so clearly the folks there were far from impressed with Ron Johnson.
So here’s what I’m wondering….if Ron Johnson’s such a great job creator, why can’t he clearly articulate a job creation plan that doesn’t revolve solely around reducing government spending? It’s no wonder Ron Johnson’s campaign handlers have kept him largely hermetically sealed during this election, because Ron Johnson has proven time and time again that he’s simply incapable of thinking for himself when it comes to issues of policy.
eau snap! has an excellent take on this as well.