Monday, February 04, 2008

Change: Talking the game versus Action

Political Muse picked up on my June Cleaver piece and has a great response.
Keep fighting, and perhaps we will get the candidate of our choice rather than the candidate chosen for us from on high.

With Democrats running with a message of change, why is it that many across the 6th have adopted the Same Stuff Different Day message?

Supporting Obama, Cirsei or Nelson Pallmeyer and Tinklenberg? Seems to be lacking some consistency there.

Obama on lobbyists
And let it be said that we are the party of open, honest government that doesn't
peddle the agenda of whichever lobbyist or special interest can write the
biggest check. The party who believes that in this democracy, influence and
access should begin and end with the power of the ballot.

All I am asking for is some consisteney here. If you are a Democrat who is on the change bandwagon, then support true change.

Supporting candidates who are already lurking the hallways of Washington in search for money for their pet projects and themselves is not progressive. It will not bring forth the change we all desire.

Someone at the event Saturday referred to Bob Olson as a "carpetbagger", since he has a place in both the 3rd and the 6th. They were quickly informed that Olson has been active in the St Cloud community and owned the St Stephens Bank for 22 years. He has been a member of the St Cloud Chamber of Commerce for 16 years.

So, for those that have concerns over this issue, I sure hope your not supporting Al Franken for the endorsement. Consistency people, consistency.

I'll be at my caucus tomorrow, supporing Barack Obama, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, and Bob Olson. I'll have a post up later discussing this support.

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