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Ron Johnson On Homeless Vets: This Election Isn't About Details [VIDEO]


"Specifically I can't really -- I haven't been there, I don't have all the details. One thing I will point out: I don't believe this election really is about details. It just isn't. I mean as I've gone through the state of Wisconsin I've viewed this pretty much as a job interview.... I'll have to get there. I'll have to start performing the job."

Johnson recently failed to win the endorsement of the Green Bay Press Gazette for coming up short when asked to explain his plan for helping the middle class.

Watch a snippet of the exchange below.

The entire interview is available here (WMV) with the key moment coming about 23 minutes in.

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