Skip to comments.Will Minnesota Finally Go Red?
Posted on 09/09/2017 4:10:50 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
Minneapolis When Donald Trump stopped off in Minnesota the Sunday before the election, it raised eyebrows. No Republican had won the state since Richard Nixon in 1972. But two days later, the outcome was in doubt until late in the night. Hillary Clintons 1.5 point margin over Trump was the narrowest victory for her party there since Walter Mondale barely won his home state over Ronald Reagan in 1984.
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Michelle Bachman for Senate?
She’d probably be too polarizing to beat Klobuchar or Franken in 2018 and 2020, but she can try and run.
Who’d have thought our biggest lobbyists would be the unwitting SOMALIS..?
If they simply continue BEING THEMSELVES a bit more then they’ll shove the whole state right into our laps.
They can’t help it.
T the great wins more than 400 in 2020
Some years ago several observers include one or two here at FR said that if President Reagan had made one or two more visits to Minnesota to fire up his voters, he would have carried the state.
For those much younger than a lot of us, let me educate you.
Yes, Reagan lost MN running for his second term.
However, this was the only state Reagan lost.
A 49 state to 1 (MN) landslide by Reagan.
The type of landslide this country may never see again.
Minnesota, yes. Madison, NO!
Just kidding! LOL!
She was a swamp drainer before it was cool. Look how McCain went after her for speaking M.E. Truths, or would it have uncovered what he is all about especially with this trips their. She'd need to watch herself however, she can say somethings that are anti-Israel/doctrinal in the faith arena and evaporated the good will work I was doing trying to open doors to the Jewish Community, and she'd step in it everytime...
No — but having to spend time and money on easy Obama EVs that Trump won (MI, WI, ME-2) and nearly won (NH, MN) makes it much harder for the Ds to win the White House back in 2020.
I have little hope for a state that elects a clown such as A. Franken and entices Somalis to settle in their state.
Having lived in Minnesota for ten years, I would have to agree with you. While the rural counties can be quite conservative, they are far outweighed by the Twin Cities, which are rabidly hard left. That even goes for the suburbs, which are dominated by a conformist mentality, left over by the need to be approved by the cool kids back in junior high. With that in mind, I find it odd that Jason Lewis won the second congressional district, which is mostly Twin Cities suburbs, and considered impolite to be a conservative. Add the fact that Jason Lewis is quite outspoken, going against the Minnesota “Nice” culture. I used to live in that district (Eagan).
Your observations ring true. My Twin Cities relatives find blunt-spoken people “rude”. I embarrass them.
Who is Barry Casselman?
Kruschev landed in Minnesota one time. After a couple of hours he pleaded, “Get me out of here. There are too many commies.”
The Washington Post ran a fraudulent poll that probably cost Reagan Minnesota:
By 1984, Reagan was an extremely popular incumbent president. He was running well everywhere against Mondale. But suddenly, up popped a curious Washington Post poll that indicated Reagans 1980 margin of over 16% in California had dropped precipitously to single digits. Nancy Reagan was alarmed, calling campaign manager Ed Rollins (full disclosure, my former boss) and saying, « You have to do something. »
Rollins disagreed, as he later wrote in his memoirs Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms: My Life in American Politics.
A Californian himself Rollins was certain Reagan was just fine in California. The Reagan campaigns own polls (run by Reagans longtime pollster Dick Wirthlin) showed Reagan with a « rock-solid » lead. After all, said Rollins, « Californians knew Ronald Reagan, and either loved him or hated him. Hed been on the ballot there six times and never lost. » The Post poll data made no sense. But Mrs. Reagan was insistent, so Rollins ordered up another (expensive) poll from Dick Wirthlin. Rollins also dispatched longtime Reagan aide and former White House political director Lyn Nofziger, a Californian as well, back to the Reagan home precincts. More phone banks were ordered up. In all, a million dollars of campaign money that could have been spent on Minnesota Mondales home state where the ex-Minnesota Senator was, remarkably, struggling was spent on California because of the Washington Post poll.
A few weeks later, the Washington Post ran a story that confirmed Rollins initial beliefs. The Post confessed that well oops it had made a mistake with those California polling numbers. Shortly afterward came the November election, with California once again giving Reagan a more than 16 point victory. In fact, Reagan carried 49 states, winning the greatest landslide victory in presidential history while losing Minnesota in yes a close race. Mondale had 49.72% to Reagans 49.54%, a difference of .18% that might have been changed by all that money that went into California. Making Reagan the first president in history to win all fifty states.
After the election, Ed Rollins ran into the Washington Posts blunt-speaking editor Ben Bradlee and « harassed » Bradlee « about his papers lousy polling methodology. »
Bradlees « unrepentant » response?
« Tough sh t, Rollins, Im glad it cost you plenty. Its my in-kind contribution to the Mondale campaign. »
The Washington Post has been publishing fake news for decades.
Minnesota may have a tradition of being Left, but they are still 85% white, and the Democrats are busy alienating their whites.
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