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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.


Minnesota Central said...


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.