The Associated Press yesterday focused on the Wisconsin Senate race between incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold (I thought his name was McCain Feingold?) and Republican challenger Ron Johnson, in which the three-termer declared himself the underdog. The article addresses Johnson’s wealth, his willingness to spend on his campaign, and his message, which seems to have helped him attain a tie in polls.
But reporters Scott Bauer and Dinesh Ramde say there have been missteps! For example:
Johnson’s campaign has stumbled on occasion. He drew scorn last month when he said he “absolutely (does) not believe” in the science of man-caused climate change.
“It’s far more likely that it’s just sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time,” he said.
Oh my! Can he possibly overcome such a blunder?
Update 5:15 p.m.: Harvard astrophysicist Willie Soon reminds me of this letter sent to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel by eight scientists who supported Johnson’s view on anthropogenic global warming:
As scientists, we write to support U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson’s correct view on natural factors of climate change as reported in the Journal Sentinel.
This is not a debate about politics or about a belief system. Objective science informs us that the so-called consensus viewpoints offered by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change about man-made carbon dioxide being the dominant factor of climate change is largely a political conclusion and not likely a scientifically correct one.
It continues from there.