The Corner

Why Haven’t We Heard More about Ron Johnson?

He has as good a case for being a face of the Tea Party as just about anyone this year — he was urged to run after two speeches at Tea Party rallies, he’s a political outsider and businessman, he campaigns frankly on repealing Obamacare and limiting government, he speaks passionately about American exceptionalism, and he’s on the verge of unseating a liberal lion of the Senate. Yet the national media hasn’t paid much attention to him, which I suspect has something to do with how impressive he is as a candidate. I’m out here in Oshkosh today and feel safe in predicting that conservatives are going to love this guy if — more likely, when — he makes it to the Senate.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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