In a region where God, guns and other social issues matter, a retired minister with a nuanced stance on abortion vies with an avowed liberal today for the DFL Party endorsement to challenge U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann this fall.
Honestly, no one I talk to is fretting over the social issues. People are concerned about the mortgage crisis, gas prices, health care, the economy and Iraq.
He calls himself "pro-life" on abortion, explaining he favors pregnancy-prevention programs and better health care for children as alternatives to abortion.
But like Olson, Tinklenberg opposes reversing Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
So, how exactly will that stance resonate across the 6th?
Will Pro-life voters embrace a candidate who is Pro-life but will oppose overturning Roe v. Wade?
Seems to me, voters are already ticked off at elected officials who do nothing...