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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Hatch-Pawlenty

The latest Minnesota Poll shows Hatch and Pawlenty neck and neck. There is no longer any doubt about what Republicans will be harping on in the elections: "Krueger said Pawlenty will pull further ahead when Republicans emphasize that Hatch will 'raise taxes' and 'encourage illegal immigration.'" The tax thing is pretty weak (as if Pawlenty didn't raise taxes), and the "encourage illegal immigration" is patently ridiculous (what, is Hatch going to put up signs at the border saying "Illegal immigrants welcome"?) Republicans are now running the risk of sounding like crazy people on the issue of immigration.

Sue Jeffers, Pawlenty's primary opponent, is going even further in the immigration baiting racket, choosing as her running mate an anti-immigration extremist. Way to go, Republicans!

2 Comments:

At 6:42 PM, July 16, 2006, Blogger Dan said...

Ruth Hendrycks is no extremist. She favors sensible, legal immigration. Her positions make sense, and reflect the opinions of the majority in Minnesota.

Sue Jeffers has made a fine choice for her running mate. The two of them will shake up this election cycle.

 
At 11:24 PM, July 16, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

I was most gratified to see Peter Hutchison at only 5%. Hopefully, this will be the election cycle that puts the "Independence, er, Reform, er, no, Ventura - hey, you know what, let's go back to Independence" Party out of its misery. I've never seen a party so self-righteous about standing for nothing.

"We're not the two big parties! Elect us! After that, we'll just wing it!"

 

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