Fri Mar 9, 2012, 09:27 AM
Brickbat (15,387 posts)
Shame on Tarryl Clark
She announced yesterday that she will not only not abide by the endorsement in her bid to be the 8th district DFL candidate, she will skip the endorsement process completely. I really can't stand that woman.
Union is my religion.
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Shame on Tarryl Clark (Original post)
Response to ISUGRADIA (Reply #1)
Sat Mar 10, 2012, 09:29 PM
dflprincess (20,042 posts)
3. If she had lived in the 8th District for years I might see your point
but she moved to the area just because she wants to be in Congress and she isn't willing to take Bachmann on again.
I might even see your point if we had closed primaries, but we don't. The Republicans see Clark as someone easy to be and, without any primary contests of their own, Cravack's (sp?) people will cross over to vote for Clark. She may win the primary, but she will lose the general and if she doesn't win the primary, she will have weakened the endorsed candidate by making him spend money running in that contest rather than being able to concentrate on the November election.
If she can't muster enough support to make a decent showing at the district convention she may want to rethink this decision - if her ego permits.
If we don't fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don't really stand for them.--Paul Wellstone
Response to dflprincess (Reply #3)
Sat Mar 10, 2012, 10:13 PM
ISUGRADIA (2,457 posts)
4. We need a DFL Leg in 2013 to make changes to the process
because there are going to be primary challenges.
1) Registration by party 2) June primary. Would avoid the problems you mention but won't happen because the endorsement zealots know it would kill that process. Party registration would take power away from the party and allow primary candiates to target 30% of the population rather than 100%.
I am not crazy about Clark but both Anderson and Nolan have had pathetic money raising so far.