Former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, a Super Bowl-winner and sports figure perhaps as universally loved as possible, shockingly came out in support of radical leftists in the upcoming midterm elections. Mike Holgrem shared on a Twitter video that he would be endorsing Mandela Barnes for Senate over Ron Johnson and Tony Evers for governor over Tim Michels.
Here is Holmgren selling out the working-class fanbase of Green Bay and endorsing America-hating Marxists in his own words:
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 21, 2022
Hi, I’m Mike homerun former coach for the green and gold. Wisconsin is a special place and the folks here deserve a similarly exceptional senator, someone like Mandela Barnes, who is committed to defending democracy, voting rights and the integrity of our elections.
Ron Johnson, on the other hand, was actively engaged in the interaction. He lied about his involvement in January 6, and won’t commit to upholding the results of the 2022 election or any election after that.
If you’re running for office, you have to be honest, if we don’t agree on anything, we have to agree on that. Ron Johnson lied about the 2020 election. He lied about his role in the insurrection and he won’t commit to upholding the truth and future elections.
So Wisconsin, I’m urging you get rid of the liar Ron Johnson and elect Mandela Barnes this fall.
How do you say “disappointed” in a midwest Wisconsin accent? Perhaps Wisconsinites have a better read on this guy, but from the outside you see an older coach who clearly knows that hard work wins. He worked his way up, professed the same message to the locker room, and yet comes out the other end of it a confused boomer with an appetite for soaring crime and reduced freedoms?
None of it adds up.
At the time of writing, the top Twitter comment shared this sentiment, though ultimately saw it as a victory for their side:
This is huge! It’s always great when someone who looks like the entirety of the R crowd, and is admired by the R crowd, goes for the side of truth and justice.
Coming at this as a conservative like I am or coming at it from a lefitst perspective like this commenter, it’s safe to say we both made some assumptions that were quite off base. Did everyone assume a no-nonsense, former head coach, and aging citizen would share more grounded perspectives?
In a word: Yes.
Yahoo! News reported that the Wisconsin Senate race into which Holgrem has inserted himself is one of the closest in the country:
The Johnson-Barnes showdown is expected to be one of the closest Senate races in next month’s midterm elections and could swing the outcome of which political party will have majority control of the chamber.
In a poll from the Marquette University Law school published last week, Johnson held a 6-point lead over Barnes, the state’s current lieutenant governor, among likely voters in the state. The poll found that 52 percent of likely voters said they’ll vote for Johnson, while 46 percent of respondents offered their support for Barnes.
Holmgren, along with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D), plans to join Barnes in a special event on October 23.
Featured image: Karyn Christner, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
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