Multi-millionaire landlord and strip mall builder Terrence Wall has sunk to a new low. The campaign season has hardly begun in the eyes of most, and Wall is seeking to slander Senator Feingold with baseless accusations. In an interview with the Wisconsin Voice of Christian Youth, Wall alleged that the two things that separate him most from Senator Feingold are “Honesty” and “Integrity.” As if to say, “Senator Feingold has none, but I’ve got it in droves. You can see it right here behind my attack ads!”
It gets better: in the same interview, Wall claimed that he’s “concerned about the value system” of Senator Feingold. “I mean [he doesn’t] seem to have a fundamental foundation of values… [or] principles…”
Mr. Wall, you are alone in making that assertion. If anything, Senator Feingold was alone in standing up for the principles of constitutional freedom during the passage of the USA Patriot Act, which he cast the lone vote against in the U.S. Senate. He’s long stood for accountability and responsibility. I think Wall is trying to blow a dog whistle that only right-wing religious voters can here. It’s a known and accepted that Senator Feingold happens to be of Jewish descent. Don’t mean he doesn’t have values or principles. If anything, our good senator has them in plenty. That’s why he’s admired across the political spectrum.
The Green Bay Press Gazette Editorial Board, whom no one has ever accused of being an up-nort version of the Capital Times, last week stood against Wall’s early entry into the realm of negative campaigning. The same editorial also noted that the Associated Press described Wall’s ad “misleading.”
While it’s clear that Terry is trying to establish himself as the dominant candidate for the Republican primary, he’s doing it in a way that will either drive people away from the polls, or to his opponents, be they Dave Westlake or Senator Feingold. This may well cause Wall to stand alone as the loser in the primary. He may want to take up a gimmick like Westlake’s orange shirts. Perhaps he can be seen wearing a cheesehead wherever he goes. As we know, the cheese (and Terrence Wall) stands alone.