Sunday, May 06, 2007

Tinklenberg out

As reported by MN Publius earlier in the week, the SC Times is reporting that Ellwyn Tinklenberg will not run against Congresswoman Bachmann in 2008.

With Tinklenberg out and Tarryl Clark leaning towards not running, 2008 will be even more interesting than I first expected.

Bob Hill is the only candidate that has come forward thus far.

To be fair, I do not know a lot about Mr. Hill. I'd never heard of Tim Walz 18 months before the 2006 elections either!

I must say I am disappointed that Tinklenberg is not taking another shot at the 6th. He is a socially moderate Democrat who could have tapped into some of the moderates that Bachmann swung to her side.

He actually could do well against Bachmann.

As we have discussed on many occassions in the past, it's gping to take a great candidate, an organized field campaign, great fundraising, and some luck to beat Bachmann in 2008.

It's not impossible, but it will be difficult.

1 comment:

Beyond Sound Bites and Headlines said...

Hills a good guy, Georgetown grad who studied under Albright. He's a real lawyer who defended Jane turner the FBI whistle blower. He has raised a lot of money (not Bachmann money but not bad) I'm on board because he could be the real deal.