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  •  Michelle Bachmann could not get elected (10+ / 0-)

    unless Democrats do something really stupid like say cutting Medicare and Social Security.  She almost lost her own district and it is far redder than most of the rest of the state.  A conservative can win statewide in Minnesota but not a wingnut.  A liberal can win statewide in Minnesota too. I wish we still had one in the Senate.

    •  Franken and Klobuchar are pretty liberal (5+ / 0-)

      I think they're better than the two senators who represent me in New York, even though they're Dems (Schumer and Gillibrand)

      •  Klobuchar is not at all liberal (3+ / 0-)
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        Lujane, Mark Mywurtz, tle

        The only things she talks about are how bipartisan she is and how much she wants to help out corporations.  Oh and the debt.  She really wants to cut that debt.  

        I think Eric Paulson would have a better shot at Franken but I don't know if he is interested in running.  He's in a moderately Republican district now and he runs positive fiscally conservative messages (remarkably similar to Klobuchar's messages come to think of it).  

        •  You're that green party guy, right? (0+ / 0-)

          Democrats aren't good enough, according to you. Third party, rah rah rah, right?

          But the angle said to them, "Do not be Alfred. A sailor has been born to you"

          by Dbug on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 12:44:32 AM PST

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          •  I'm NOT a green party guy at all (2+ / 0-)
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            tle, mightymouse

            I support a number of moderate democrats.  I have to agree with greenbell--Klobuchar is not a liberal.  Maybe on social issues she is, but she is pretty fiscally conservative, rarely ever says anything controversial in support of anything progressive despite her tremendous political capital, and she's particularly bad on some big environmental issues.  There are a number of other democratic senators I'd happily trade her for.  

            To me, she mostly serves the purpose of blocking that seat from an insane teabagger idiot....but an advocate for us, she's not.  

    •  Franken is safe, (3+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, Nulwee, bontemps2012

      The blue vote in Minnesota this time around pretty much sets this one up to be safe.

      "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy" James Madison 4th US President

      by padeius on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:29:36 PM PST

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