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Johnson joins Ryan for Pres boomlet; Wait til Tea Party finds out

Jennifer Rubin on Washington Post's Right Turn blog"

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a freshman and Tea Party favorite, on the Charlie Sykes radio show in Wisconsin gave thumbs up to a presidential run for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) Johnson said, “He is one of the few individuals on the national scene who is actually putting forward real proposals...I’d love to see Paul run.”


Johnson made the point that his race was also improbable. Johnson had never run for office, let alone at the national level. But as Johnson put it, “We are in a whole new age in terms of communications.” He acknowledged that “politics is awash in money,” but he questioned the “how effective money is” as compared to other factors. In short, he posited that “a late entrance has a great chance of success.”

Earlier this week, Johnson was preaching gloom and doom to the Oshkosh

Rotary Club, warning that the US is at a tipping point financially.

It makes you wonder if he's aware of some of the Paul Ryan votes that seem to be anathema to Johnson's fellow Tea Partiers. The Republican Liberty caucus of Wisconsin is among those sharply criticizing his record.

Johnson's likely to get himself kicked out of the Tea Party caucus if he keeps talking up his homeboy.

More at The Paul Ryan Watch


August 19, 2011 - 8:54am