For all the left’s and media’s caterwauling about “bipartisanship”, Tom Emmer is the only candidate in the race who actually calls for it.
Oh, Mark Dayton yaks about “reaching across the aisle”, but he showed that hand five years ago, when he told the world that his political opponents are, ironically, sick and depraved:
The DFL’s record of “bipartisanship” works like this; do everything they want without question, maybe they’ll say nice things about you. There is no “bipartisanship” in the DFL; only power.
How “bipartisan” is Mark Dayton going to be? Look at the scorched-earth campaign his minions at Alliance for a “Better” Minnesota are running. They don’t care who they insult, attack or destroy today, because tomorrow they plan on governing absolutely, or not at all.
As to Tom Horner? His “bipartisanship” is like that of, say, Liechtenstein; with no legislative presence, and no propsect of any ever forming, the Independence Party needs to curry favor in a “bipartisan” manner with whomever they can – like any good hooker. Horner – on the imponderably tiny chance he wins, and that’s something I just mention out of intellectual curiosity – will have to be “bipartisan” to have any influence at all. Which is one of many reasons he’ll do well to finish with 10% of the vote.
Emmer? His is the only candidacy that has said, repeatedly, that this is go time for all Minnesotans, of all political stripes. He’s run a clean, idealistic campaign – because he knows every bridge he burns is one he’ll have to rebuild once it comes time to try to get this state working again. Contrast that with Alliance for a Better Minnesota’s slimy, craven campaign of personal and group attacks. Who do you call “bipartisan” – or, to pick a much better word, who do you call “genuinely committed to bringing everyone to the table?
Emmer is the candidate who is committed to making positive change.
Isn’t that what we need?
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