Skip to comments.Minnesota Sen. Coleman says he’ll stop negative campaign ads
Posted on 10/10/2008 5:15:11 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, locked in an increasingly tight and bitter election contest with Democrat Al Franken, said Friday that his campaign would halt negative advertising in a race recently dominated by it.
Coleman, a Republican, said the unstable economy demands that the race focus on issues. He said he would also ask independent groups advertising on his behalf to pull negative ads, although by law they are not required to do so.
"I decided I was not all that interested in returning to Washington for another six years based on the judgment of voters that I was not as bad as the other guys," Coleman said. "I want folks to vote for me, and not against the other folks."
Coleman said it could take a few days to pull negative messages from the airwaves, the Internet and direct-mail pleas. He also left himself room to draw contrasts "in experience, judgement and temperament."
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Franken is POSITIVELY an idiot.
The republican party deserves to be extinct.
First McCain defends Obama at a Republican rally, now this. What next, Republican candidates conceding before election day?
I guess today is the day that what was left of a GOP that had fight in it is finished.
I think the marching orders are being heard around the world.
Time to get rid of the OLD Republicans and in with the NEW...
Translation, “Welcome, Senator Franken.”
We are going to be saddled with the sickest collection of losers and lunatics EVER assembled in the Capitol buildings, and that’s saying something!
Game over, man!
Losers doing what losers do best: losing.
BU A VERY DANGEROUS IDIOT! With Absolutely NO MORALS OR ETHICS!
I was thinking “what an idiot”,
Then I scrolled down to your response..
>> The republican party deserves to be extinct.
I was just thinking the same thing. You put it more diplomatically than I would have. That’s to your credit.
>> what was left of a GOP that had fight in it is finished
The Republican party has absolutely no idea of what it is they should fight *for*. So how can they fight?
Our party is being sissified!!
Take that skirt off Coleman, and FIGHT!!!
Well, Senator McCain has now just done to me what the Democrats couldn’t have: he has killed my spirit.
I left that moribund party the day they left Clinton skate by on impeachment. I have no respect for any party that insists on playing by the Marquis of Queensbury rules, when their opponents are kidney punching and kicking in the gonads.
Our only hope was to “drag him across the finish line” knowing the life expectancy issue would be in our favor. Now he digs in and refuses to move but backwards. I’m very angry and all those other descriptives.
The "OLD Republicans" are eliminating themselves.
However, the NEW are things like Al Franken.
It won't be until these foaming lunatics mess up really, REALLY, REALLY bad that we will be rid of them.
Basically, a Senate seat is a career-long appointment.
It must be a judgement against us from God.
I can’t believe I am actually considering voting for Barr
The only logical reason for Coleman is that his polling shows him with a solid lead and he’s trying to “freeze the ball” hoping to run the clock out.
On the other hand if we can’t stand up to internal foes like Franken and Hussein, then how can we stand up to Iran and Osama?