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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Why is Norm Coleman the "Moderate" Headlining a Fringe Event With Michele Bachmann?


GOP to hold rally with Coleman, Bachmann in Mpls.

Radio hosts Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, and Hugh Heweitt—all with AM 1280 The Patriot—will be hosting an event to promote the upcoming Nov. 4 election.

Guest appearances include Sen. Norm Coleman, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and other candidates running on the GOP ticket.

The even begins at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall, located at 1111 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, and is free and open to the public.

This is just one of six stops across the nation the ‘Talk the Vote’ tour will be making.

The event was apparently full. Did anyone go?

Dennis Prager is the guy who wrote that Keith Ellison shouldn't be allowed to take his oath of office on the Koran.

Norm Coleman is trying to have it both ways on Michele Bachmann. When speaking to mainstream media, he distances himself from her. He fails to mention his key role in getting her to where she is now:

In 2000, she turned her sights to the state Senate, running against Gary Laidig, a 28-year incumbent Republican, in the party's primary. Laidig was viewed as a centrist, and Bachmann's hard-right platform divided longtime GOP diehards. But Bachmann, with a war chest of $43,000 to Laidig's $23,000, won the party's endorsement. (Norm Coleman, then still mayor of St. Paul, stumped for her.) She went on to defeat DFLer Ted Thompson in the general election. "A lot of political types didn't think she could win," Thompson recalls now. "But she had name recognition because of that school board run.

Since Michele Bachmann got elected, she's targeted other moderate republican legislators and tried - sometimes successfully (in Kathy Tinglestad's case), other times unsuccessfully (in Paul Koering's case) to get them defeated in their district conventions.