Skip to comments.Republican blogger has Al Franken's Senate campaign reeling
Posted on 05/02/2008 5:13:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Senate candidate Al Franken wants to talk about jobs, health care and global warming. Republican blogger Michael Brodkorb wants to talk about Franken's failure to pay all his income taxes on time.
Guess what everyone is talking about?
From the kitchen table in his tranquil suburban neighborhood, Brodkorb for the last year has used his blog "Minnesota Democrats Exposed" to launch a furious political assault on Franken. He's labeled the former comedian and liberal commentator a "mean-spirited and un-Minnesotan" candidate who's running a "desperate and ridiculous" campaign.
That's routine stuff in the world of political blogging, but in the last two months Brodkorb has scored two direct hits that have the Franken campaign reeling. Brodkorb scooped the traditional media by detailing extensive bookkeeping problems in New York and California that ultimately prompted Franken, this week, to pay about $70,000 in back taxes to 17 states.
The stories have knocked Franken off balance as he prepares to take on Sen. Norm Coleman, in what's expected to be one of the most expensive and toughest-fought U.S. Senate races this year.
Democrats have tried to downplay Brodkorb by portraying him as part of coordinated Republican attacks.
"When people talk about the right wing noise machine, that's what it is," said Franken spokesman Andy Barr.
But even some of his harshest critics admit Brodkorb, who has no real counterweight on the left, has been effective.
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This is just too good. If only the blogger had held on to the information for a few more months.
Ass Press shouldn’t blame the messenger. There is a culture of corruption among Democrats and the partisan media doesn’t want to cover all scandals equally.
If the partisan media was doing their job of REPORTING the news instead of INFLUENCING campaigns, bloggers wouldn’t have to take up the horn.
Doing the job the MSM won't do.....
It could be that Al Franken could be the recruiting disaster of this cycle.
Another American with gonads doing with the GOP is too gutless to do. No gonads at the RNC in DC and no gonads among the spineless schmucks leading our Party. Thank God for FreeRepublic where one can find the truth every day!!!
From the inside.............. To easy...
The Frankenfraud was on PBS Almanac tonight. The
hostess lofted about five softball questions at him
and he stuttered and danced around all of them. No direct
answers and no admitting any knowledge of anything.
Played perfectly from the Dem playbook.
Just got a thank you from Norm Coleman for contributing to his campaign.
Not giving to the RNC this year, but am giving to individual races.
Franken’s not even good at telling jokes.
A good joke is truth told with humanity. Franken’s too nasty and bitter.
They gonna try to “replace” him?
“...coordinated Republican attacks.”
Yeah, right. Getting Pubbies to “coordinate” on anything is like herding cats, LOL!
Go, Blogger. Take Franken OUT!