Skip to comments.Stormy time for Republican U.S. Senate candidate McFadden at tea party event (MN)
Posted on 05/10/2014 7:05:39 AM PDT by cotton1706Edited on 05/10/2014 7:10:39 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Storm clouds brewed outside the Mermaid event center in Mounds View Thursday night while inside Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden endured a storm of his own.
McFadden, considered a front runner in the GOP contest to vie against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, did not begin his appearance as a favorite. The leaders of the North Metro Tea Party had previously said unkind things about McFadden, including that he had dodged their group and calling him a phony.
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Thank God Sarah Palin endorsed Julianne Ortman in MN!!
RINO! RINO! RINO!!!!
Repeat as necessary.
A Republican Senator elected from the bluest of blue states in the Middle West - NO WAY.
I do not profess to know anything about Mike McFadden or the who’s who in Minnesota politics, but I do know one thing, HE AIN’T AL FRANKEN.
You are wrong. Al Franken is supremely vulnerable.
Al Franken was never funny until he became a US Senator.
“You are wrong. Al Franken is supremely vulnerable.”
Franken “won” 6 years ago by 300 votes in a recount over “rino” Norm Coleman after they found a few boxes of uncounted ballots in the trunk of someone’s car.
The right candidate for Minnesota can easily beat Franken.
Right now Franken and McFadden poll 42-42.
Usually a bad sign for the incumbent with more name ID to polling at 42.
This is funny. The following from the article could have been taken from FR about 100,000 times
As an audience member said he was not sure that McFadden could win his vote, another member of the audience shouted back, “Who are you going to vote for if you’re not going to vote for him.”
The first man replied that he may just sit out the Senate election.
“This circular firing squad,” McFadden said of Republicans,”has got to stop.”
from the article buried in the last paragraph from what many call the Minneapolis RED Star Tribune.
“After about 40 minutes, with questions still waiting, McFadden said he had to leave. He was off the another tea party event across town.
After he left, some of the attendees said they appreciated that he showed up.
At that event, in Maple Grove, the mood was considerably less tense, said coordinator of the Liberty Tea Party Patriots Mary Amlaw.
“We just had a really upbeat meeting,” Amlaw said. “We had a great time.”
Yes, Norm Coleman, who lost to both Jesse Ventura and Al Franken.
“Yes, Norm Coleman, who lost to both Jesse Ventura and Al Franken.”
I prefer to say that Coleman did not win by a big enough margin to overcome the inevitable democrat voter fraud.
And every republican knows they need to win by at least 1% and 2% is even better.
Here’s a surefire formula for winning. Ignore the fact that Franken isn’t qualified to pick up roadkill and attack any Republican in sight. If your candidate isn’t nominated, hold your breath until you turn blue and then sit out the election./sarc off
You might point out to them that it appears they did just that.
I have lived in Minnesota my entire life. Yes, there are idiots here who would vote for a Democrat over a Republican, only because that is the way they have always voted. But, those folks are dying off.
I have an elderly couple in my neighborhood who are daily church goers. They proclaim that they have never voted for a Republican and never will. Instead, they go and vote for Democrats who hate Christians, hate Catholic Christians especially, and who are destroying our wonderful country.
Unfortunately, this type of person is not exclusive to Minnesota. Al Franken is very vulnerable, and it is the reason that I am supporting Mike McFadden. He is sufficiently Conservative, certainly more so than Sen. Norm Coleman, and has lots of energy and potential to be a successful fundraiser. We do have a group of good candidates for the GOP nomination for US Senate. I could easily vote for any one of them: McFadden, Chris Dahlberg or Julianne Ortmann.
In MN, it is utter foolishness to wait for the coming of another Ronald Reagan. It is not going to happen. We need to rally behind whomever is nominated, and be assured that any one of them is heads above Al Franken.
“Instead, they go and vote for Democrats who hate Christians, hate Catholic Christians especially, and who are destroying our wonderful country.”
You nailed it. I have relatives there as well, and who vote Rat for the same insane reasons—it would be evil to vote Republican (or at least not Democrat). As said to many time at this site, and is proven to be true repeatedly, it is a mental disease that we have little hope of curing. The only way to actually get these buffoons to consider voting away from the Rat party, is if some personal tragedy befalls them to the extent they open their minds to reality, and above selfishness.
I would give anything if the GOP was as politically savvy as the DemocRATS. They’re street wise and the GOP is naive.
In MN, it is utter foolishness to wait for the coming of another Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan did NOT carry Minnesota.
The fact is that Mike McFadden is the only guy with the means to challenge Al Franken.
It’s that simple.
The other challengers lack the resources to take on Franken and that makes McFadden the only realistic option.
(NOT an endorsement of Mr. McFadden.) I don’t know where the guy stands on key issues and he certainly has made no real effort to clarify his world view. Moreover, he has shown no real interest in cultivating support from delegates. “Aloof” would be a charitable description.
Like it or not, financial viability is a necessary, critical component in mounting a credible, realistic challenge to Weird Al.There’s only one person in Minnesota who has demonstrated that viability so far is Mike McFadden. (Al ‘party of the little guy’ Franken has raised over $15 million in 2014.) McFadden has raised nearly $3 million in 2014, the only Republican to bring in over $1 million and the only one to even come close.
If you want to join the world’s most exclusive club, you need the money to get out your message.If you doubt it, check your recent history. 2012 and the race was Bills vs. Amy ‘Hotdish’ Klobuchar.An Internet search will show all sorts of articles and quotes about Kurt Bills and the optimism despite the lack of money.He got beaten BADLY.