I was just cramming for tomorrow's State Primaries. First off, let me say that I'm confused about the party endorsement system here in Minnesota. For starters, we have conventions/caucuses and use those to endorse candidates. Then, we still have a primary. Not only do we still have a primary, but the endorsed candidate doesn't necessarily get top billing on the ballot.
Okay, but the real point of this post was this... Minneapolis is a "liberal" stronghold. The chances of a Republican getting elected to either the U.S. Congressional District 5 or the State Senate district 62 are incredibly small. One of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor party) candidates says he "Somewhat agrees" that the Minnesota state consititution should be amended to define marriage and its legal equivalent as the union of one man and one woman. And, one of the DFL U.S. Congressional District 5 candidates "Strongly agrees" that the U.S. Constitution should be amended to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Do they expect to get all of the "family values" vote and a few accidental "Well, they're DFL" votes?
To confuse me even further, all of the candidtes for the U.S. Congressional District 5 either "Strongly agree" or "Somewhat agree" that Congress should pass a law that strengthens enforcement against employers who hire illegal immigrants. The newspaper asked the candidates five questions. This one made the list. The top five. A five question list. In Minneapolis. More than 1000 miles from Mexico. More than 1000 miles from the East Coast. More than 1000 miles from the West Coast. They all agree. It must be the Canadians sneaking in from Alberta or expired student visas at the U.