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View Diary: MN-Sen: Al Franken (D) In Great Shape For 2014, Michele Bachmann (R) Top Choice For GOP Voters (38 comments)

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  •  well, she probably wouldn't quit (2+ / 0-)
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    Joe Bob, A Citizen

    because she likes the perks (and immunities) of public office.

    And since she wouldn't win, the possibility is moot.

    But in a weird fantasy world where she did lose, the district would be LESS likely to go to a dem, If the GOP nominated a more "normal" candidate. The reason she is so close to being ousted is that she is a freak of nature and white male indies have a hard time voting for her.

    But the way the MN GOP is these days, they are almost as likely to nominate a trained squirrel to replace her, so really, all bets are off.

    •  That may well be correct (1+ / 0-)
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      decembersue

      The Republican Party of Minnesota would find it a challenge to field a candidate who was more of an extremist nutcase than Bachmann - the candidate would in all likelihood be less of an extremist nutcase than Bachmann. To be less crazy than Bachmann is a pretty low threshold.

      Franken has impressed a lot of people. Many people, even here on Daily Kos, assumed that he would turn the Senate into a comedy club. Instead, he's been a serious, well-informed intelligent senator.

      The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

      by A Citizen on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 04:21:41 PM PST

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