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Defeating Walter Mondale - It's Easier Than Most Think (Vanity & Flashback to 1984)
Self ^ | 10/27/2002 | USConservative

Posted on 10/27/2002 8:20:09 AM PST by usconservative

Wellstone's gone, but the politics of his legacy live on.

Democrats have decided to go back to the late 70's and early 80's to "revive" one of their party's dinosaurs - Walter Mondale. "Back to the Future" I guess we can say.

Some pundits say Wellstone's death is going to "energize" the Democrats. If that's so, why did they pick Mondale? Simple: Walter Mondale represents everything the Democrats stand for, notably HIGHER TAXES.

In 1984 when Mondale ran against President Reagan, he decided he was going to "straight talk" the American Poeple. His platform was simple:

"I'm not going to lie to you, I am going to raise your taxes."

In Presidential Debate #1, Walter Mondale told the American People that Ronald Reagan was a "liar" and was going to raise their taxes if he was re-elected. Mondale's strategy (which was an abysmal failure) was to tell us all that should he be elected, he'd raise taxes nationwide.

Coleman's campaign would do well to go through the 1984 Presidential debates and find the quote I described above. If Democrats are right, and Wellstone's death has "energized" their base around Mondale, here's the perfect way to counter it. You counter the sympathy vote by attacking your NEW opponent, without mentioning Wellstone at all.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: elections; eliminate; minnesota; mondale; nomoretaxhikes; pigs; rats; socialists; terrorism; wellstone
Remind people of Mondale's failed past. The 10% undecided in Minnesota are very winnable for Coleman but he absolutely MUST tell them why they don't want Mondale the Dinosaur.

A vote for Mondale = a vote for the past. A vote for Mondale = a vote for failure. A vote for Mondale = a vote for higher taxes, more socialism.

Vote for the future.

1 posted on 10/27/2002 8:20:09 AM PST by usconservative
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To: usconservative
Since I was too young to remember. Did Reagan raise taxes in his second term?
2 posted on 10/27/2002 8:23:02 AM PST by Bogey78O
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To: usconservative
The 10% undecided in Minnesota are very winnable for Coleman but he absolutely MUST tell them why they don't want Mondale the Dinosaur.

How fast can they script, shoot, and place the necessary commercials? How much will it cost and do they have enough money left for a final ad blitz?

3 posted on 10/27/2002 8:31:00 AM PST by balrog666
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To: usconservative
Watch for the Republican candidate to turn into a doormat.
4 posted on 10/27/2002 8:34:38 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: usconservative
WHERE'S THE BEEF!!!!
5 posted on 10/27/2002 8:40:52 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: usconservative
If I remember correctly did not Walter Mondale open a restaurant and hotel after he left public office and did he not state, He (Mondale) had no idea of how TAXES and GOVERNMENT REGULATION made it difficult to be a succsess in a small business.

What and add this would make if someone could find the footage.

6 posted on 10/27/2002 8:49:50 AM PST by BIGZ
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To: usconservative
I posted this before but need to say it again:

The Democrats are in dire straights when the best they can offer are sad, tired "retreads" of former politicians.

7 posted on 10/27/2002 8:53:20 AM PST by Caipirabob
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To: BIGZ
I think that was George McGovern.
8 posted on 10/27/2002 8:54:08 AM PST by KarlInOhio
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To: BIGZ
If I remember correctly did not Walter Mondale open a restaurant and hotel after he left public office and did he not state, He (Mondale) had no idea of how TAXES and GOVERNMENT REGULATION made it difficult to be a succsess in a small business.

I remember that too, but I'm pretty sure the ex-senator you are talking about is McGovern. He had opened a restaurant or a bed-and-breakfast somewhere in New England, like Vermont or New Hampshire.

(steely)

9 posted on 10/27/2002 8:55:38 AM PST by Steely Tom
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To: Paul Atreides
He, Coleman, already has turned into a doormat. I watched him on This Week with Steffie-poo.

Also, I saw Brit Hume and the rest of the Fox Sunday gang literally (verbally) hand the seat to Mondull. Brit extolled what a wonderful, honorable (?) fella Mondull is, and that Minnesota should be glad/proud (I forget which he said) to have him as Senator.

With friends like that, you sure don't need enemies!!

g

10 posted on 10/27/2002 8:55:40 AM PST by Geezerette
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To: Yakboy
Socialist will continue to vote for socialists. Probably now the voter fraud issue will disappear & Mondale will be the winner. This country will drift further left as Alexander Tyler so well pointed out about democracies.
11 posted on 10/27/2002 9:01:03 AM PST by Digger
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To: Geezerette
Also, I saw Brit Hume and the rest of the Fox Sunday gang literally (verbally) hand the seat to Mondull. Brit extolled what a wonderful, honorable (?) fella Mondull is, and that Minnesota should be glad/proud (I forget which he said) to have him as Senator.

That is disgusting. Everyone is beatifying Paul Welstone ("A great guy", "Everyone's friend") while meanwhile he was the closest thing to a Communist this nation has ever had in the Senate. His views were digraceful and dangerous.

Walter Mondale is an un-American, piece of sh*t who helped Carter try and get the Soviets to manipulate the 1980 and 1984 elections, who fought to castrate America with a nuclear freeze, who is the only Presidential candidate in history to actually say in a speech that we would raise taxes. He must be defeated at all costs.

The Democrats must be DESTROYED. NO REPEAT OF ASHCROST 2000! Coleman must go after Mondale with guns blazing and defeat the son of a bitch.

12 posted on 10/27/2002 9:04:22 AM PST by montag813
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To: Paul Atreides
You're right about that. Along with the willing accomplices in the media who are still offering a Wellstone lovefest. Watch for dems to stall till the last minute, so that Repubs get minimal chance to mount a counter attack. The dem side of the Senate will become a geriatric graveyard, if the current trend keeps up.
13 posted on 10/27/2002 9:07:00 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: montag813
Thank you for the additional info which makes it even more mind-boggling why Brit Hume and Tony Snow would lick Mondull's ... boots.

Why??

g

14 posted on 10/27/2002 9:11:31 AM PST by Geezerette
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To: BIGZ
You are incorrect - that statement was made by George McGovern after his disastrous defeat in his run for President. He later admitted ruefully that, as a politician, he had participated in encouraging laws and behavior that came to haunt his role as a small businessman. Additionally, I believe he or least his investment had to go bankrupt.
15 posted on 10/27/2002 9:13:18 AM PST by MarkT
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To: usconservative
IN 9 DAYS, THEY'LL BE VOTING DEMOCRAT

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TODAY TO HELP TAKE BACK THE SENATE?

TakeBackCongress.org

A resource for conservatives who want a Republican majority in the Senate

16 posted on 10/27/2002 9:27:12 AM PST by ffrancone
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To: ffrancone

DNC getting the vote out!

17 posted on 10/27/2002 9:52:27 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001
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To: Free_at_last_-2001
That picture is right on, except for the American Flag. Democrats would think that an exercise in jingoistic bad taste.
18 posted on 10/27/2002 9:59:19 AM PST by ffrancone
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To: Geezerette
Since when have the national "experts" every understood the quirky stew of Minnesota politics? According to them Governor Hubert H. Humprehy, III should be a shoo-in for re-election this November.

I have yet to see a compelling argument as to why Mondale will automatically inherit all of Wellstone's coalition. The far left who liked Senator Socialits are no great fans of Fritz. Those independents who were drawn to Wellstone's maverick image are unlikely to be attracted to Mr. DFL Politics as Usual, Senior Tour version.

As anyone considered that Mondale is to politics what Phil Donahue is to Cable TV?

19 posted on 10/27/2002 10:09:05 AM PST by The Iron Duke
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To: montag813
>Paul Welstone ("A great guy", "Everyone's friend") while meanwhile he was the closest thing to a Communist this nation has ever had in the Senate

Wasn't Horace Greeley (R-NY) in the Senate? He had Karl Marx on his Tribune staff.
20 posted on 10/27/2002 11:05:33 AM PST by montrose
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To: usconservative
Glad to finally see someone with my same thoughts and have been posting this "TAX" business everywhere but it doesn't seem to be sticking. You're right on the money here and I only hope Coleman gets it done in time....especially when Bush is running on trying to get the "Tax Cuts Permanent." Keep your thoughts out there...
21 posted on 10/27/2002 11:11:26 AM PST by TatieBug
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To: balrog666
Hope some of my money to the National Senatorial Committee will go to help Coleman with new ads...
22 posted on 10/27/2002 11:13:47 AM PST by TatieBug
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To: usconservative
The dems are only putting Mondale on the ticket, because they want to see more of his ex-VH1-VJ daughter Eleanor...

$100 says Bubba is behind this call.
23 posted on 10/27/2002 11:13:47 AM PST by TheEngineer
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To: TheEngineer
Now why didn't that image work? One more try...

24 posted on 10/27/2002 11:21:01 AM PST by TheEngineer
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To: The Iron Duke
I hope you're right on target! It certainly would go against the grain ... of even the likes of Brit Hume and Tony Snow!

g

25 posted on 10/27/2002 2:03:35 PM PST by Geezerette
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