By Jeff Simpson
John Lehman runs from a fight in his current seat because the republicans made it harder for a Democrat to win the seat. Thank God Randy Bryce stepped up to represent the 21st Senate district because the two people running in the republican primary have been nothing short of a clown car(much more about these two on these pages in the near future).
John Lehman runs from doing the hard work. Google him and see what he has been up to. The silence is deafening. Being handed the nomination by the insiders in the party, against party by-laws, is not an impressive achievement.
Now John Lehman runs from a debate.
Mary Jo Walters, who is also running as a Democrat in the Lieutenant Governor Democratic primary, has asked for a debate. John Lehman has no interest.
Apparently John Lehman thinks so little of the Democratic process, and the Democratic voters that he has no interest in attempting to win the seat. It was given to him by a select group of loyalists and it now belongs to him. No questions asked.
The thing is we know that Scott Walker will not allow Rebecca Kleefisch to debate whoever wins the primary because he does not have any respect for her or her abilities to speak unscripted.
How can we ask or expect her to debate when the person who has the track to be on the ballot refuses to do so? Why is Lehman scared of debating Walters? Is it just laziness?
This is a state taken over by far right extremists and we need people who are willing to stand up for the rights of Wisconsinites who do not have a voice or any hope right now.
Mr. Lehman, by ducking debate, your actions show that you are absolutely NOT the person to work and fight for us.
Mr. Lehman, thank you for your service in the past but if you do not respect the voters and the Democratic party of Wisconsin enough to schedule a debate(just one would be fine) with Ms. Walters, I promise to never ever vote for you.
Please do the right thing and agree to a debate.
Contact Mr. Lehman and tell him to agree to a debate!
PS: you can not tweet him as he has not even taken the time to set up a twitter account.