“I think what I had to say at FarmFest was received very, very well,” Barkley said. “That is when I got a chance to speak. The audience was packed with Republicans who applauded everything (Sen. Norm) Coleman said.
“The two candidates, Coleman and (Al) Franken, spent most of their time throwing barbs at each other,” he said. “If this were school, I would have gotten hit by their spit balls aimed at each other.”
With all of the Coleman and Franken baggage, Barkley is a very viable third option for people.
He's a moderate, socially progressive/liberal and fiscally conservative which fits Minnesota voters well.