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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Minnesota Republicans - Marching into Oblivion

Let's review the last month:

Mike Huckabee's victory in poorly attended Iowa caucuses puts a gleam in the eye of Ron Carey.... He makes an ill-advised early endorsement, irritating the less crazy members of party he is paid to lead. The current 'It Boy' of the flat-earth creationist crowd pulls about 20% in the meaningless preference poll taken at the caucuses.

'True conservatives', whatever that means, got worked up over the Mormon, working phone banks to call people like me 6 times in 6 days, using (very) old contact lists. The Mormon triumphs with 42% of the meaningless votes at the caucus, yielding one of his few victories on Super Tuesday. He bows out of the race during a Thursday CPAC appearance.

Meanwhile, McCain supporter Governor Pawlenty lectured a Burnsville caucus audience about the danger of purist litmus tests, making the party smaller instead of larger.

In case anybody wonders about my own experience, I'm a living example of somebody who lost a sense of fitting into the party after the 2004 election, and I don't expect to return anytime soon.

1 comments:

Minnesota Central said...

GOOD NEWS !

Troops can be taken from the political battleground to actually confront “the threat of violent, radical Jihad."

Romney announced "And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.”

Remember last August, Romney said "The good news is that we have a volunteer Army and that's the way we're going to keep it."

He added: "One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president."

Maybe they can meet John McCain’s son who is currently SERVING in Iraq.

Reading his speech , there should be no doubt why this guy never caught on … pushing extremist issues may appeal to Conservative Political Action Committee, but not to ordinary citizens.

Romney may have invested $35-50 million in his campaign, but he will quickly start getting paid again … is there any doubt that he will follow Pat Buchanan’s path and become a paid television commentator until the next election season.