Sykes mentions that Mark Neumann has gone flippers.
Neumann also declined to respond to sharp criticism from Scott Walker campaign manager Keith Gilkes, who wrote in an e-mail yesterday that Neumann has threatened to run as an independent if the Republican grassroots didn’t drop their support of Walker. Gilkes wrote in the letter that Neumann made a similar threat to “a member of our Congressional delegation,” though the letter does not identify who
Let's put the cards on the table.
Neumann had a good record in Congress, although the quirky "I must hunt with my son and skip a really important vote" thing turned out to be a sign of things to come.
Following his term in Congress, Neumann appeared a number of times as a guest-host for Belling. Although his shows were enjoyable, he was quirky there, too. He always brought his wife Sue into the studio with him, and frequently asked for her input and/or approval on his thoughts. Huh? What's with that?
The current campaign began very badly; it seemed as though Neumann was attempting to sell his houses instead of selling his political philosophy. His ads left the distinct impression that he was an out-of-the-closet GreenWacky.
While we all understand the need to conserve energy and other natural resources, Neumann came across as a zealot
on the issue, not a common-sense kinda guy. Then the "buy my houses" message was layered into the mix, too; it appeared as though Neumann hadn't made up his mind as to whether he was running for office or trying to get more buyers for his green houses.Huh? What's with THAT?
Then came the "Walker should run for Lt. Gov." crap, and next came the mind-games with (R) convention delegates over supporting Walker at the convention.
Now noises about an "independent" run and ankle-biting a sitting (R) Congressman?
We're past asking "What's with that?" We know
Neumann's elevator doesn't go all the way to the top of the building any more. The lights are on, but nobody's home. He's a couple cans short of a 12-pack. His transmission doesn't have a 3rd gear. He's wacky, folks.
Thanks for your service in Congress, Mark. Now just go sell green houses, and keep the tax-credits. After all, that's where the money is.
You'll do just fine. And we will, too, without you in office.