Jim Oberstar, a poster child for term limits if there ever was one, truly seemed defensive and angered at being challenged by members of the crowd.
I looked around and tried to find a clip or two of some of the exchanges between Oberstar and the crowd - but didn't have much luck. If you read the article in its entirety, I think you'll get the idea.
Said two spectators at the debate (more than likely Oberstar supporters) "I've never seen such rudeness from the audience or such incivility," said Shelly Mategko, of Duluth. "It wasn't really a debate, it was more of a rally and I just thought it could've been more thoughtful in that way," said Al Church, of Minneapolis.
I am glad to see that for the first time in decades, Jim Oberstar is finally seeing a solid challenge in the heavily Dem 8th District. Chip Cravaack is running a great campaign and I wish him the best.
Comments or opinions - anyone?
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What do bed Cravaacks supporters got themselves to the debate, and Oberstar’s supporters were bussed in by a union?
Reminds me of the Wellstone Funerally, ironically, also held in Minnesooota...shame it involved our people, too.
Oberstar has been caught absolutely flat-footed by the strength of Cravaack’s challenge. In the western part of the 8th District Cravaack signs outnumber Oberstar’s 100 to 1. As one former Iron Ranger said, “The Times - They Are A-Changing!”
check the duluth news-tribune, they might have some on there DTV site
I saw on a similar FR thread that Oberstar has the safest seat in the country, and that his constituency is a union stronghold. Does Cravaack have a good - or any - chance to win this?