Oh Yeah, That Guy
Mark Huering has a post at True North pointing out how center right bloggers in Minnesota missed an event the other day and haven’t even mentioned it.
But as yesterday spread into today, I started to notice something. Many of the other prominent center-right voices in the Minnesota blogosphere hadn’t written anything about the event, either.
What event did we miss or ignore? Sen. Norm Coleman’s campaign kickoff. Was it intentional? I don’t think so. I’ve choosen to avoid Coleman’s events due to issues with people who would be there.Â And like the other bloggers out there I’ve been busy on other things on and off the blogs.
Most of us, like Mark mentioned, have other things to do and need to bring home that pay check. We make decisions on what we go out of our way to do. Taking a morning off work to watch an incumbent announce his reelection campaign, which has been active for 6 months already, doesn’t seem quite as important as, say, covering a County Board meeting where they raise taxes for boondoggles or watching obsessed stalkerazzi dingbats slam our troops.
As I have been pointing out since Caucuses, Coleman is slipping off the radar screen for conservatives. His latest ad is all about how he is an independent. Well fine. I’m independent too, especially when it comes to choosing on where and when i devote my time and energy to covering events. That shoe fits both feet.