Monday, March 10, 2008

Support v. Endorsement

Can someone explain the differences to Tinklenberg 2008?

Apparently they can't see the not so fine line between both.

Working on the video from the SD 56 and 52 events where Tinklenberg says he has the support of the entire Congressional delegation from Minnesota and Patty Wetterling.

For the record, Patty has not endorsed anyone.

Congressman Tim Walz is staying out of it as well.

Yet Elwyn claimed the endorsement of both.

So, a campaign can lie on a consistent basis and those of us that call them out on them are the evil doers?



Political Muse said...

I sat next to Tinklenberg at the Education Minnesota as he claimed support from the entire Minnesota Democratic delegation as well as from the DCCC. He didn't quite go as far as to say "endorsed" but the implication certainly was there.

david said...

OK, I have tried to mostly stay out of this trench war fare regarding who lied. Patty says no one lied. She is wrong and frankly isn't qualified to say. She was not there! She can only accurately report what she has said. The Tinklenberg Campaign is being deceitful and dishonest because they have been caught and they know it. I received a phone call from the Chair of SD13 yesterday, (Monday 10th) where he stated flatly that a surrogate for the Tinklenberg group, Don Schultz announced that Patty Wetterling had endorsed Elwyn. He was then questioned if he was sure? Was it support or endorse? It was endorse. Paul, the chair courageously allowed me to quote him here. The Tinklenberg Campaign plays fast and loose with the truth. When questioned they cry foul! Negative campaigning! Then they use cute tricks by arguing what the meaning of is, IS. Finally they run a smear campaign against anyone associated with their opposition. How do I know? I am an unpaid volunteer for the Bob Olson Campaign. I was there at both conventions last weekend and heard what was claimed. I was yelled at and accused of lying by Tinklenberg's staff at DFL Senate Candidate Mike Starr's house party the next day. I received abusive and threatening phone calls from those same people yesterday. Enough is enough. My only crime is that I support Bob Olson. I'm not responsible for what anyone else says. I will be responsible for what I say here though. The Tinklenberg Campaign has been dishonest in their endorsement claims and then more disturbingly dishonest in trying to cover it up. They have done it before. It is wrong no matter how you fluff it up.
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