Former Governor Thompson has seen a lot of criticism as the election season has wandered on. For those of you who missed his appearance on Up Front with Mike Gousha this weekend, here is the clip: Thompson: I'm Sure Bet | WISN Home - WISN Home. But last week he didn't get favorable press from other corners, such as this article from the Sheboygan Press with a quote about some of what the Club for Growth has been saying:
Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller said Wednesday that voters still haven’t focused on the Senate race because of the Walker recall, but as they do Thompson’s support will wane.“Right now Tommy Thompson’s marginal lead in the polls is all due to name recognition,” Keller said. “Republicans already suspect that Tommy Thompson isn’t a true conservative, and once they realize it they’ll look for a conservative alternative, and that will be Mark Neumann.”
The Neo-Stalwart 2012 primary is not going to be won by name recognition in June, it's going to be won by how policy and messaging can be spun by the 1st week of August. That takes money, and that means Club for Growth money. I've said before, I don't think Tommy's winning. I really wonder what the July campaign season will look like.