“That [hope and change] was an empty vessel filled by the people that voted for him — their hopes and dreams,” Johnson said, as reported by the Fon du Lac Reporter on Tuesday.

Johnson, who was speaking to a group of students at Oakfield High School, also went on to blast Obama for what he said was inaction on fixing the ailing Medicare and Social Security programs.

“It’s been four years and he hasn’t done anything,” Johnson said.

Johnson declined to endorse a candidate in the ongoing GOP presidential primary but seemed to suggest dissatisfaction with the current field of candidates, telling the students that he wished Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanCutting critical family support won't solve the labor crisis Juan Williams: Trump's GOP descends into farce Now we know why Biden was afraid of a joint presser with Putin MORE (R-Wis.) or Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels had decided to join the race.