The election is Tuesday. One of the key races for control of the Senate is of course taking place in Minnesota, where things could hardly be more interesting: the Wellstone memorial service turned pep rally; the wrestler/governor who threatens to name an independent interim Senator; the controversy over absentee ballots; and.... Walter Mondale!
The story continues to receive national attention, as it should. But the Claremont Institute has sources on the ground and we are happy to share them with you. Adjunct fellows John Hinderaker and Scott Johnson, along with their colleague Paul Mirengoff, live in Minnesota and maintain a web log of political commentary on local, national and international news. It is frequently updated with short, incisive analysis of all the latest developments.
Here is a sample:
In paying tribute to Wellstone, these faux "New Democrats" apparently couldn't resist returning to their McGovernite roots and putting on a display that, like the 1972 Democratic convention, alienated mainstream voters. I'm not denying that the primary force at work was sheer opportunism. But it's possible that the subconscious desire to roll back the years to a time when left-wing Democrats could be unabashed left-wing Democrats helps explain the lapse of judgment that led to Tuesday's shocking display.
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