‘I’d like to retire, but I think the country is in too much peril.’
Senator Ron Johnson’s announcement as excerpted from the Wall Street Journal:
As I travel around Wisconsin and talk to citizens who love our country, I know I am not the only one with grave concerns. My message has always been that America is precious, and it is our solemn duty to make sure it survives and thrives for future generations.
President Reagan warned that freedom is fragile, always one generation away from extinction. As I have told crowds since my first Tea Party speeches in 2010: This is a fight for freedom. This is not someone else’s fight, this is our fight, and it’s a fight we absolutely must win.
I believe America is in peril. Much as I’d like to ease into a quiet retirement, I don’t feel I should. Countless people have encouraged me to run, saying they rely on me to be their voice, to speak plain and obvious truths other elected leaders shirk from expressing — truths the elite in government, mainstream media and Big Tech don’t want you to hear.
By and large, Republican policies worked. Regulatory relief and a more competitive tax system helped create a healthy economy with low inflation and record low unemployment. Strengthening the military deterred our enemies, and policies designed to secure the borders dramatically reduced the flow of illegal immigration.
During the 2016 campaign, I said it would be my last campaign and final term. That was my strong preference, and my wife’s — we both looked forward to a normal private life. Neither of us anticipated the Democrats’ complete takeover of government and the disastrous policies they have already inflicted on America and the world, to say nothing of those they threaten to enact in the future. Nor did we anticipate the pandemic, the government’s failed response to it …
CNN calls the six Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022: three Democrats in Nevada, Georgia and Arizona, and three Republicans in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Blaska Policy Werkes says RoJo is lucky his likely opponent will be the troubled, little-accomplished, overly Woke Mandela Barnes.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Why RoJo announced in the Wall Street Journal a good question.