Governor Dayton's Republican opponent falls flat on his face during a debate:
Jeff Johnson's "no clue" candidacy is over | politics.mn (external - login to view)
Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson’s “no clue” candidacy is over (external - login to view)
Johnson said he was running for governor “because someone needs to stand-up for the middle class” in Minnesota. In his brief opening remarks, Johnson spoke eloquently about his candidacy and what would be his focus as if elected governor. I wrote it was Johnson’s best moment in his four debates with Dayton.
But what I thought was Johnson’s best moment in the debates, later became his undoing as a candidate for governor. Johnson, who started the debate with a passionate claim that he would be an advocate for the middle class, later said he had “no clue” in response to a question about how he would define the middle class. Johnson had “no clue” how to define a group of Minnesotans that he earlier said needed someone to “stand-up” for them as governor
. In a matter of seconds, Johnson erased the relevancy of his own candidacy.
Local news reporters were all over this piece today - and it is the Republicans who are conceding that Johnson screwed it!