It’s official! The Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee has endorsed Ron Johnson for U.S. Senate. Frankly, this was an easy endorsement to make. Russ Feingold is the hardest of hard-core pro-abortion U.S. Senators. The May 18 blog featured the exchange that took place on the U.S. Senate floor in 1996 between Senator Rick Santorum and Sen Feingold in which Feingold essentially stated that if a baby was completely born in a failed partial-birth abortion attempt, it was still a decision between the mother and her doctor as to what should happen to the baby.
Ron Johnson is not only a strong advocate for the right-to-life, but he is very electable — a key criteria for endorsement. A May 25 Rasmussen Reports poll of likely Wisconsin voters shows Feingold at 46% and Johnson at 44%. Johnson is now airing television commercials which should increase his name ID and let people know there is a very real alternative to Feingold.
Let’s hope my dream of Russ Feingold in a fishing boat on Lake Mendota, enjoying his freedom from the Washington scene, comes true.