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Old 10-25-2010, 12:02 PM
 
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I believe the Duluth paper endorsed Oberstar's opponent, though.

I believe a newspaper's endorsement and 25 cents will get you coffee at Ma and Pa's Kettle in Cameron Missouri.

I doubt it brings any new votes or changes people's minds.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Home in NOMI
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I doubt it brings any new votes or changes people's minds.
By now, most people have tuned out from campaign ads despite their continuous blare on all available media. I just read a statistic, that Congressional races have spent $1 BILLION this year!!! Imagine what useful work they could do with all that money, that nowadays gets siphoned off into worthless television noise.

Oh, BTW - 200th post!
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Oberstar has done a great job for MN, but all things come to an end. I can no longer see my self voting for him.

BoBo the clown promised us change and I promised him change too, in the form of my vote.
Out with the old in with the new.

I've become an independent.
Snofarmer.....you read my mind.

I think Oberstar has done a decent job for us....but his time is past and our framers never intended for this job to be a career....but rather a short interlude (a couple terms maybe ) into the lifetime of a person. I am NOT for term limits....but I honestly don't see why voters don't vote as though there were term limits. We'd all be better off and Washington would much more closely represent the thinking of regular citizens.

I used to think Oberstar was a bit above the frey of negative ads. His ads were usually upbeat and told of his accomplishments. However...he's never really had a credible opponent until now.....this time he does (Chip Cravaack) and now we see Oberstar's gone negative too....big time. So I guess he's no better than the rest of them unfortunately.

The negative ads are absolutely disheartening to me. They turn my stomach more ever election cycle. I don't know how much more of these negative ads Americans can take before literally tuning out of politics and just not even voting.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that it's a race to the bottom with negative ads. When all your politicians are just telling you how bad their oponents are and rarely even mentioning themselves other than the mandated message "I'm joe blow and I approved this ad"....it's not a real stretch to figure out how you could disenfranchise potential voters since all they have heard is now terrible both candidates are.

We're in a sorry state of affairs and it just seems to get worse ever election......."Win at all costs" seems to be the mantra that many if not most of our elected officials subscribe to. If they keep "winning" this way it will be the downfall of our country someday soon.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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The negative ads are absolutely disheartening to me. They turn my stomach more ever election cycle. I don't know how much more of these negative ads Americans can take before literally tuning out of politics and just not even voting.
I'm at that point now. I'm starting to think that a purely random lottery for governor would bring better results.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: 44.9800 N, 93.2636 W
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his projected odds of winning went from the upper 90s to 82%

Im sure he is very nervous
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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By now, most people have tuned out from campaign ads despite their continuous blare on all available media. I just read a statistic, that Congressional races have spent $1 BILLION this year!!! Imagine what useful work they could do with all that money, that nowadays gets siphoned off into worthless television noise.

Oh, BTW - 200th post!
I think the spending on "worthless television noise" did more to stimulate the economy than the stimulus bill did.
It put money in the local economys, print shops, advertisers all directly benefited and so did the service industry
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Cravaack Shocks Oberstar in 8th District Race.



wow.

Minnesota Public Radio are reporting that Oberstar fell by only 4,000 votes, less than 2 percentage points.

It's a new day for MN.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: MN
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in trouble my *****. Oberstar will win with at least a 10 point margin.
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fivethirtyeight gives oberstar a 94.7% chance of winning.
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yeah im sure oberstar will really consider himself the loser when he heads back to washington for another term.
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his projected odds of winning went from the upper 90s to 82%

im sure he is very nervous
Oberstar is out.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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his projected odds of winning went from the upper 90s to 82%

Im sure he is very nervous
Well, SHOCKER of all races-he LOST after 4 decades. Most surprising race in the state this year.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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The Duluth news tribune has noberstar on the font page as the winner.

I'm not surprised as they are very biased and our mayor is a noberstar want-a-be
It would be nice to see some unbiased reporting for a change.


Cravaack wins

I'm going to have a smile on my face all day,
and a bounces is no more nancy polosi.
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