Politics, these days, is like painting bridge. As soon as you finish, it’s time to start again. As Campaign 2006 winds down, a few of us around the Dilbertian-village are planning the Campaign 2008 site.
Barry Casselman is doing the same thing. The Minneapolis writer has a piece in the Washington Times today looking at the 2008 race, now that Barack Obama is thinking about jumping in.
I think we got an early look at the anti-Barack sentiment; from the Strib, no less.
Obama, by the way, is going to be in Minneapolis on Monday. He’s got a book-signing event at one of the big chains downtown. It’ll be interesting to see what the turnout is.
He’ll be in Rochester at 5, supporting 1st District challenger Tim Walz.
If you want to get warmed up for Obamapalooza, here’s his 2004 convention speech. And here’s his stump speech, when he was in town for Klobuchar last spring.
Random thoughts: We look for political entertainment whereever we can find it. I’ve started a new political race at my house. Which category “wins” the junk mail race: political mailings or credit card offers.
About the blogger
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.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.