Why this GOP governor backs Obama

  • Article by: Arne H. Carlson
  • Updated: October 23, 2008 - 3:56 PM

Without question, this election will be the most important one in my lifetime. Traditionally, national campaigns have focused on which party and which candidate could best improve our lot in terms of peace and prosperity. Today, I truly believe our very survival as a successful and independent nation is at stake.

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bigalfadOct. 23, 08 5:10 PM

an ultra liberal pres wtih an ulra liberal congress is gonna help this situation Arnie youve got to be kidding.all this will do is insure a very serious depression.I always knew you were a big liberal.

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iluvminnOct. 23, 08 5:27 PM

Still a fine political leader. Thanks.

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stevemktoOct. 23, 08 5:53 PM

Your wisdom and viewpoint was, and remains, a breath of fresh air. We miss your leadership and intelligence. Thank you so much for everything you have given to the State of Minnesota.

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r1100rsl2Oct. 23, 08 6:35 PM

Dear Arne, You were a Republican in name only when governor. So why should anyone be surprised at your choice of the most liberal member of the senate for president. Please do the Republicans a favor and forever cripple the DFL by switching your affiliation to Democrat.

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jckahunaOct. 23, 08 8:45 PM

It always cracks me up when I see a conservative accuse someone of being liberal like it's a bad word. The liberals wanted to separate from England. The liberals wanted to let women vote. The liberals thought slavery was a bad idea. The liberals thought civil rights was a good idea. The liberals were against Vietnam. So, call me a liberal all you want. The liberals are historically right.

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hauglandOct. 24, 0811:54 AM

Jckahuna- your history or memory is spotty. Were liberals right when they treated previous terrorist attacks as police matter (i.e. first trade center bombing)?? Were liberals right in Jimmy Carter's response to "malaise" in the economy? Were liberals right when the new deal welfare programs destroyed work ethic and caused an explosion in children born out of wedlock? I could keep going but I'm afraid I might get carpal tunnel

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ACers99Oct. 24, 08 1:22 PM

The Democrats in Congress are already discussing in committee the idea of confiscating people's 401k nest eggs to prop up Social Security. The damage to the prosperity of the nation and its citizens from unchecked Democratic Party control of Congress and the White House should be clear to anyone with knowledge of finance, economics, or business. Arne once again claims to be a Republican, while fully embracing the agenda of the Democratic Party. This is not new, his record shows he is a Democrat in nearly everything, including his dishonesty to the label he claims.

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titobenOct. 24, 08 3:54 PM

Please.

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titobenOct. 24, 08 3:56 PM

You are a former GOP Governor who has since gone to the dark side.

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ClearforceOct. 24, 08 6:35 PM

Did Arne submit this article with the headline or did the Strib's editors choose it? IT'S WRONG ON TWO COUNT - First, Arne is a self-admitted former Republican. He's NOT a Republican anymore. He says he's independent and was the chairman of a DFL legislative campaign. Second, he's NOT the Governor. He's a an ex-GOP ex-Governor. Is it really that hard to get two simple fact right? It makes the article irrelevant and meaningless.

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