I do not get why Politics In Minnesota regularly promotes blog posts from the Let Freedom Ring blog.
Despite the statement on the “About” page that says:
“This blog is committed to being an advocate for making decisions using logic & intelligence & verifiable facts.”
It is anything but. In a recent post regarding Tim Pawlenty possibly challenging Senator Amy Klobuchar, the following statement was made:
“Sen. Klobuchar is exceptionally vulnerable.”
Let’s use a little “logic & intelligence” here, not partisan rose colored glasses.
Amy Klobuchar handily beat Republican Mark Kennedy by more than 20 points and almost 450,000 votes in her last election. She had the highest favorability polling numbers of any senator in the United States during 2010. And personally, walking in a couple parades with an Amy Klobuchar t-shirt on, Amy received cheers while other elected representatives received jeers.
Let Freedom Ring might not like her votes, but a partisan dislike does not make her vulnerable.
On the other side, Tim Pawlenty was lucky Tim Penny ran in 2002, and really lucky in 2006 that the Mike Hatch/Judy Dutcher late innings screw-up allowed him to barely beat Hatch by 1% of the vote. He can run around the country saying he balanced the budget in Minnesota and worked bipartisanly, but we know the truth here in Minnesota.
Amy Klobuchar is practically at superhero status from a strength standpoint. She is a moderate Democrat, evidenced by the dislike of her on the far left and she is liked by moderate female Republicans. Tim Pawlenty’s record in Minnesota has no chance against Amy Klobuchar, and I’m not even sure he is a top challenger for Al Franken. But I welcome him entering the race. Then Amy can put the nail in his political coffin so I can finally stop having to listen to him or anything about Tim Pawlenty, and just concentrate on fixing the problems his administration will be causing in Minnesota for the next two decades.