Skip to comments.Should Norm Coleman Concede?
Posted on 04/02/2009 1:40:01 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
In the two days since a three judge state panel handed Norm Coleman a major setback in his election contest against entertainer Al Franken (D) the former Minnesota senator has made clear that he has no plans to declare defeat anytime soon.
"Well, clearly it wasn't over," Coleman said during a radio interview yesterday, adding: "Every vote has to now be counted, and as I repeat again and again, counted with a uniform standard."
Coleman's lead lawyer, Ben Ginsberg, has dismissed the court's ruling on Tuesday as an "April Fool's day" decision. The ruling "gives us no choice but to appeal that order to Minnesota Supreme Court," added Ginsberg.
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Just posting in a large font will not make it a true statement.
I suppose there’s no chance for a real conservative to win that seat anyway. As one from a blue state, I know that feeling.
Runoff election... runoff election... runoff election... runoff election............
I worked the field for Tedisco for 8 weeks, battling to a tie, 77,225 apiece. What is the deal with the Pulido candidacy in Cook Cnty?
we need Coleman and we need every little seat we can get......
we take back the country one seat at a time.....
btw....if it weren't for the third party dreamers, we wouldn't have seen the likes of Franken except back on comedy central...
I don’t have my fingeron the pulse of Cook County, but my guess is she will do better than expected but still fall short. She is a talented pol (and Freeper ChicagoLady), but her main issue (illegal immigration) is not enough at this time o put her over in that district. Further problems are caused by the fact that the Baar-Topinka wing of the party is still more or less running the Republican side of things. I hld tem responsible for Obama in the first place, as they were the ones who made life too miserable for good ol’ Peter Fitzgerald to run for re-election for his own seat. Shameful bunch.
yes, some GOP members in the district are bashing her pretty good in the papers.
I don't "think" Coleman will vote differently than Franken at all. I KNOW he will vote differently than Franken, based on the positions he's held for the last 16 years in office and the record he's complied in the U.S. Senate over the last six years. Coleman and Franken might agree on a small handful of issues, but on the vast majority of issues they are different as night and day. For example, Coleman has a career record of 100% A ratings on gun rights and pro-life (even when he was a Democrat! Perhaps that explains why the RATs booed him when he the Dem mayor of St. Paul...) Coleman refused to support any special rights legislation for "gay pride" and same sex benefits, even when he was a Dem. Coleman was a staunch supporter of victory in Iraq from day one and never waivered. And so on and so forth. Franken won't be caught dead supporting any of that.
We're left with two possiblities: either Coleman would suddenly decide to reverse about a dozen major positions he's held for over a decade, or your premise that he would vote "just like Franken" is false. I tend to assume the latter.
Since you Coleman haters continue to simply lie about his positions rather than simply point out where you disagree with him, I'm going to have to post a vanity one of these days listing all of the positions "RINO" Coleman has taken on major issues in the U.S. Senate. Coleman bashers here seem to be as factual as a Michael Moore documentary.
Why don;t you take a closer look at Coleman’s record and cross check it with Franken’s public positions.
Coleman is not perfect by any stretch but he was good on lot of major issues. Franken is a lunatic moonbat and recipient of a stolen election which Coleman is risking his reputation fighting.
Yup they’re sure the same.
So you think he should bend over and concede or what?
No, I think we need to organize for inluencing the decision-makers, not simply for media attention.
Yes, Franken is a moonbat, but Coleman would undoubtedly voted for the TARP bailout, etc. as well. In any case, I suppose it’s a mute point now that the dominant libs of MN people have their senator.
Should he? Probably. But would a Democrat concede under the same circumstances? Hell, no. They’d run it out as far as they could and then start looking for other ways to prolonge it. And for that reason alone Coleman should keep on fighting.
Ignore my #62 response - it was meant for another thread.
The 'Rats always call for the 'Pub to concede. They never advocate concession for one of their own. They fight tooth and nail, all the way to the USSC if necessary. Coleman should do no less. Force a revisit of Bush v. Gore and the Equal Protection issue. The 'Rats love to say "settled law" when it comes to abortion, see how well they like "settled law" when if comes to applying election laws equally. I don't think Coleman will get justice (the courts today are just too stacked against 'Pubs and conservatives), but it really is all he has left. He knows if he loses this he's done, so what does he have to lose?
But here is what Coleman should do. Coleman should announce a press conference. Mention the "c" word. The media will assume he is announcing concession. Let them lap it up. But at the presser do an Allan Drury kind of thing ("Capable of Honor"). Announce that you are not conceding, that you will fight this all the way to the USSC and in the public forums whenever and wherever you can, use the occasion to run down the laundry list of "irregularities" (i.e., cheats) that have come up, and more or less come flat out and say that Frankenputz is a douchebag and the 'Rats are creeps. I mean, like I said, what do you have to lose? Might as well get as many swipes in as you can. Let Frankenass take that with him to the Senate.
If not now, when?
Okay - he should fight to the end to join the ranks of a dead party that has no ability to stop the Obama agenda.
If I someone came to your house in an Al Franken mask and robbed you of all your valuables and got some judge to accept that the items are actually his because he has some phony receipts for them at what point would you stop appealing?
Coleman came out against porkulus for one.
Why can’t you accept that his voting record IS/WAS MUCH better than Al Franken’s will be?
I believe I have said that his record would be better than Franken....but that wouldn’t take much. And, on the continuum of conservatism - I know where Coleman stands.