The StarTribune in Minneapolis reports, “As presidential race tightens, President Clinton plans a Minnesota visit.”
When I saw this I had two thoughts. Slick Willy’s track record campaigning for others has never been strong to begin with and he was never all that popular in Minnesota. (Probably for reasons of personal style?) All in all this may be good news.
Meanwhile, ABC News has moved Minnesota from “safe” to “lean” Obama. Amy Walter writes:
So, what is happening in Minnesota? Demographics. As our ABC/Washington Post poll has shown, Romney has a substantial lead among white men. Minnesota is one of the least diverse states in the country with 90 percent of the electorate in 2008 made of white voters. In other Midwestern states with small minority populations, like Iowa and Wisconsin, the Obama campaign has flooded the airwaves for months with anti-Romney ads. They have done nothing of the sort in Minnesota.
Moreover, the airwaves in states like Ohio and Virginia are already heavily saturated. The ground game is the name of the game now in those places. That means that SuperPAC’s with lots of money can get a better return on their investment on the airwaves in places like Pennsylvania and Minnesota than in the eight battleground states where the campaigns have been most heavily engaged.
I seriously doubt Romney has much of a chance in Minnesota. He never even opened an office here! He'll get some support from those in support of a ballot amendment banning gay marriage,but that won't be enough to put him over the top. Remember,the Minnesota Republican Party was taken over by supporters of Ron Paul. Paul supporters in this state are mostly staying out of the Presidential race,with many openly supporting Libertarian Gary Johnson for President!
What a wasted vote then.....sad to hear!!!!!! They just voted for obama!!!!!!
A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Gary Johnson and no one else..
David....We finally hear from you!!!!!!! I figured if I mentioned MN in a post you would come out!! One thing I will say............NEVER...say never!!!!
Yep. A lot of pissed off Americans and most know a vote for Johnston is a lost vote. No sense in it but better than not voting at all. Most who are voting for him were former Obie supporters so no harm no foul.
Have y'all seen this?
Johnson's support varies from State to State..In Colorado,where Obama has threatened the medical marijuana industry,Johnson is taking away votes from Obama. In Nevada and New Hampshire,where Romney robbed Ron Paul,it's the opposite.
Either way David....what's the purpose...what's the outcome....what positive happens from something like this that makes no sense at all...and most of all what good do YOU get out of something as insane as this!? Is it really going to help you in the future!?
That's a good one Nan!!! LOL Typical liberal propaganda!!
I just read this on a post on facebook now....
BREAKING NEWS - Obama has only 4,000 people attending rally in Cleveland area this morning.
In his last event in Cleveland before '08 election he had 80,000 people. - N.P.Contompasis
Carol....I would say that the 76,000 that didn't show up found out that his "hopey changey" didn't work out for them after all!!!
Minnesota not only went for Obama,but Democrats won the US Senate Seat,took charge of the state legislature for the first time in 20 years,and lost a Congressional seat. Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison won re election with 70% of the vote. Michele Bachmann is leading in her congressional race,but barely. The Republican Party in Minnesota made a costly mistake by putting on the ballot a Constitutional Amendment that would have banned same sex marriage. In addition this being opposed by Ron Paul Republicans,it brought out others who made have sat out this election. One of the few Republicans that did well was a candidate who openly supported Libertarian Gary Johnson for President. Ron Paul dominated Minnesota's Republican delegation to the RNC,and only Ron Paul heading the ticket here could have changed the outcome