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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 06:07 PM
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45. You're correct John
Mondale was slaughtered by a combination of the national right-wing media attack, the fact that his opponent (Norm Coleman) was hand-picked by BushCo to run against Wellstone-- and received piles of RNC money to help him.

And then there's the simple fact that no matter how you slice it, Mondale is not Wellstone.

Wellstone appealed to more Republicans than you can imagine-- even though they didn't agree with him on a number of issues, they trusted him to be honest and do the right thing. You'd be amazed by how many Repubs were going to vote for him over Norm Coleman because they knew he was a man of character; unlike Coleman, who not only jumped parties while he was mayor of Saint Paul, he also broke a promise he made in his mayoral re-election campaign that he wouldn't run for US Senate or Governor while serving as mayor.

But, once Wellstone was out of the picture, it became a race between two politicians, and the better politician won. Sad but true.
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