Reading the Asbury Park Press Editorial which took a look at Jon Runyan’s 1st press confefence of the general election, I kept thinking it could be something written by us here at Blue Jersey. First they began:
…novice politician Jon Runyan revealed that while he may not have a knack for macroeconomics, he has a great feel for pandering to potential voters.
A great feel for pandering, ok. But they took a look at some of his actual proposals too:
In unveiling the “Runyan 8-point Plan to Lower Taxes, Improve the Economy & Create Jobs,” he revealed an appalling lack of understanding about how to do any of those things. His ideas about Social Security, in particular, were stunningly naive.
Stunningly naive and a great feel for pandering. Things are not going well for the S.S. Runyan on its maiden press conference voyage. Here’s how the APP summed things up:
He apparently made all these promises with a straight face. And no answer to how the federal government, facing record and growing deficits, would compensate for the untold billions in lost revenue.
There is some truth to the maxim that anything that can be put in a nutshell probably belongs there – bullet-pointed 8-point plans among them.
I couldn’t even read the editorial with a straight face, so I have no idea how he was able to get through this nonsense without cracking. In conclusion, the APP believes that Jon Runyan is a novice, pandering and stunningly naive with no answers. If things continue to go like this, the best thing to happen to John Adler could be Jon Runyan running against him on the ballot.