Support him or oppose him, a reasonable person has to admit: Rep. Mark Kennedy’s new strategy of running on Iraq is pretty darned interesting.
Now there’s an argument, I suppose, on whether this strategy is an act of desperation — he did wait until a three weeks before Election Day to hammer the issue — or guts (there’s not many people pinning an Election Day win on the Iraq issue), but there isn’t a better storyline in American politics right now than this one.
Here’s the audio of today’s news conference he had with Rep. John Kline.
The next poll in this race can’t come fast enough.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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