Here's Ron Johnson at the Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial board meeting on his plan, or lack thereof, to create jobs:
The disastrous meeting overall is, it's said, likely to have thrown the Press-Gazette endorsement to Feingold- along with, as of this past Sunday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Capital Times in Madison, the Oshkosh Northwestern, and the La Crosse Tribune.
It, along with several other refusals to detail his plans, have resulted in this fantastic TV ad from Camp Feingold out yesterday:
The ad is a simple yet brilliant mockery of Johnson's much-praised ads using whiteboards (an example of which can be found here). I've always thought taking a candidate's own words or images and using them against him/her- as we saw in Jerry Brown's devastating new ad demonstrating how Whitman is an "echo" of Schwarzenegger- hit the right buttons. And the closing line about who will stand up for Wisconsin is excellent. I'm not trying to play you or exaggerate when I say I really think this could be the game-changing ad of the campaign.
A few weeks ago I wrote a piece titled "The line between a mild headache and a severe hangover on November 3rd". As we approach the elections and forecasts are increasingly bleak, it may come down to- yes, a whiteboard. And so it's ever more important that Russ Feingold returns to stand tall. We're still 18 folks short of 100 supporters for Russ on our C&L ActBlue page. Surely we can do better. I've put mine in. Let's hit that goal and then some to make this ad the "closing argument" in Wisconsin.
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