This is why I vented yesterday.
Republicans in Minnesota are more concerned with critique than rolling up their sleeves and working. From Blois Olson’s MorningTake.
EMMER: A blogger’s post about a web commercial for a contractor featuring CD6 GOP frontrunner Tom Emmer picked up steam locally and in Washington media circles Monday. The video has Emmer giving an endorsement to the company, in front of an Emmer for Congress sign. The coverage of the ad by Washington media could help other MN06 candidates who are trying to keep national groups from falling in behind Emmer. Meanwhile, expect more questions about Emmer’s work as a lobbyist and on issues like national popular vote’ – to arise. Some GOP insiders suggest there is Emmer fatigue, even though he’s still the favorite.
Its really easy to point fingers at mistakes. What’s really hard, is to do more than just complain and actually get someone elected. No not by burying the opponent in so much mud that the people hate everyone involved. But by taking one’s self perceived monopoly of campaign and political know how and turning it inward and not using it to cultivate areas of the state where Republicans have no presence, like say, CD4, and help polish up a candidate there to run against the entrenched socialist Betty McCollum?
I understand the hypocrisy of me lecturing insider attacks, but if you notice, I don’t do them much anymore. Because I learned how damaging they are. Do they work? Sure, but is it worth tearing apart the base of the party simply because you despise a particular someone or would prefer your friend won instead?
If the merits of your candidate are how much the other guy sucks, its not a good idea to be loud and proud with that notion. Last guy or gal standing is a piss poor strategy for politics. Nobody likes the lone survivor of a family feud.