[Republicans] say they will make the next contest a rerun of the last race, believing a politician who has yet to recant his old agenda will have a tough time convincing voters they made a mistake when they threw him out of office the first time.
If Senator Feingold does not admit he was wrong, then that means he thinks the voters were wrong," said Betsy Ankney, Johnson's campaign manager. "Telling Wisconsinites they were wrong is a surefire way to lose an election.
Clearly, Feingold has no intentions of altering his previous agenda of expanding the power of the government. However, he will do what needs to be done: a true manipulating politician.
The Wisconsin State Journal quotes Senator Johnson saying:
"Sen. Feingold is a professional politician," Johnson said. "He really thinks, I believe, that the seat belongs to him."
Moreover, Feingold has relocated to California since he lost the election in 2010. His unfamiliarity will serve as a large advantage for Johnson.