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October 31, 2010

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Brian (neaguy)

It was only part no brainer. Johnson is not impressive on business issues. He is clueless.

Johnson is proof practically anyone can run a business.

He is also proof that public education fails in this state. It fails when a guy like Russ doesn't have a 70 percent rating in the polls. It shows that about half the voters are unable to even understand the issues let alone sort out opposing views and match them up with what they believe.

I don't believe it is to far of a stretch to point to several consequences of way too much fill in the bubble education in this state.
1. Voters literally can't think critically.
2. They become bored of thinking by endless rote exercises in school, turning them off to citizenship habits and practices.

Tuesday will be as much as an evaluation of public schooling in this state as any standardized test score result.
We already failed on primary day with low turn out, an obvious accountability fail for the public school system, which more and more turns out uninformed, consumer oriented, clueless worker drones.

Katrina

They [WSJ] waited long enough. Had they endorsed Feingold three weeks ago it might have made a difference. By waiting until the last minute they have made themselves irrelevant. I'm still cancelling my subscription.

And Brian, Russ Feingold went to public schools. Ron Johnson did not. What does that say about a public school education?

Alex

Ron Johnson grew up in Minnesota anyway, so he obviously didn't go to Wisconsin public schools.

Also, I think the WSJ was actually pretty smart to wait until now to release their endorsement of Feingold. Their endorsement wasn't directed at people like you. It was directed at people who haven't even been paying attention until now. The few people who are actually still undecided. This will now be the last big editorial they see between now and the election, and thus the most fresh in their mind.

Diane H. Fabian

I haven't read the WSJ in a few years; they did such a shabby job of reporting economic/poverty issues that it was reasonable to assume this shabbiness carried over to other issues. But...Paul Ryan? I had assumed the WSJ would remain rather moderate, and Ryan has some heavy-duty extreme ideas about legislation. Tea Party
extremism certainly isn't in Wisconsin's best interests. As for Ron Johnson, he has shown a pro-management, anti-worker attitude that would only increase the hardships of the working class. Sorry, Mr. Johnson, but we've tried that trickle-down economics thing for some 30 years now, and it brought this country to the brink.

Steve Vokers

It's funny how Johnson prattles on about how our tax and regulatory regimes are holding back businesses, while at the same time our current tax and regulatory regimes have allowed him to become a millionaire business owner.

Mark F.

Although I was very happy to see the WSJ endorse Russ Feingold, I wonder about the significance of newspaper endorsements in today's culture. Do they really have any impact anymore? So every major Wisconsin paper has endorsed Russ, but I don't think it's going to make a damn bit of difference. I sincerely hope I wake up Wednesday morning (I have no plans to watch any coverage Tuesday night) and find Russ the winner, but I'm not very optimistic.

Molly

As a Madisonian by birth, who now lives in a state (Utah) where the choice for US Senate are pretty damn scary..... I knew the only contribution I wanted to make this year was to Feingold.

It would be a tragedy to lose him.

You all just don't know how good you have it.

Seriously.

anon

Is title a Sedaris moment? How clever!

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