The problem is that such a job won't be yours, Sir. Yes, I know you've heard it before, I'm just adding my voice to the chorus.
Mr. Neumann, since you love your state and you wish to return to public service - you need to challenge Russ Feingold for the Senate seat (that should have become yours in 1998) and abandon your Gubernatorial designs.
The reasons are simple and hardly unknown...
- The Walker forces are too strong. He's better funded, has majority support of the party leadership and the GOP rank and file.
- Mr. Walker has a very real chance of beating Mr. Barrett - you could cast more momentum his way, by throwing your support to the Walker campaign.
- You are the only credible candidate with Washington experience and a chance to beat Feingold. (The reasons why Tommy Thompson won't and shouldn't run for anything, are beyond the scope of this chat).
- You lost to Mr. Feingold by a slim margin last time when the tea leaves favored him. He and other stalwarts in his party, are obviously quite vulnerable today. You can beat him, Sir.
Thanks for listening.