D.J. Tice: Dayton vs. Emmer would capture the mood of the moment

  • Article by: D.J. TICE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 17, 2010 - 5:58 PM

Minnesotans who don't relish picking their next governor from the ideological outskirts should start paying attention to this campaign

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patrickjdApr. 17, 10 8:42 PM

"First Dayton has money"...what?! He served as United State Senator from Minnesota. That should have been mentioned FIRST on the short list of Dayton's accomplishments. Why not? Could it be that he was ranked as number 100 out of 100 Senators during his tenure? Plus, shouldn't he be "spreading the wealth" instead of seeking a fatter government paycheck? Good Grief!

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tsmbbaApr. 17, 10 9:58 PM

Of course the dems and repubs will give us extreme candidates. Horner down the middle for the touchdown!

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garagewineApr. 17, 1010:44 PM

He's a horrible politician, but always good for some entertainment. If his "tax the wealthy" scheme doesn't work, he'll promote a state-owned casino -- never mind that gambling taxes are the second most regressive form of taxation the state has (coming in just behind cigarette and tobacco taxes). A real "social justice" guy. And how about Emmer? If he's a real small government guy then maybe he should spend some time lobbying the federal government to reduce special tax exemptions like the child tax credit. 7 kids? WTF? No wonder almost half of all filers pay no federal income tax.

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notmetooApr. 17, 1011:27 PM

Dayton is going nowhere. Why do you think he's skipping the endorsement? He knows he doesn't have a prayer.

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leslie4701Apr. 18, 1012:12 AM

To write about the governor's race without mentioning Leslie Davis, the most qualified candidate in the race, is like writing prayers on the wall of a public toilet stall. They stink. Check me out at www.LeslieDavis.org or call me at 612/522-9433.

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lordhawhaw1Apr. 18, 10 2:02 AM

Interesting. But actually I prefer the government just do the basics. Maintain the roads, provide police and fire protection, deliver the mail and keep the trade routes open. I'd rather government just stay out of the way and quit trying to "Fix" all our problems. We are supposedly free men and can fix things for ourselves.

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SupervonApr. 18, 10 8:42 AM

Dayton is a like a movie actor -rich hollywood actors portraying the lives of poor working people. The Liberals have the system. Make the minorities believe they are downtroden and that living in government housing is good for them. Don't encourage people to save and make them think that government will take care of them. Let kids do whatever they want and it will be alright. It's OK to have no self-esteem-government will provide that for you. The Liberals love bad schools because they can sell this package to the unspecting public.

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blankphrankApr. 18, 10 9:25 AM

about Mark Dayton is that he is rich. He says tax me and others like me. We can actually afford it. What a change from the rich greed meisters who want a stack of money so high they can't even climb it in a four wheel drive.

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CATWOMAN65Apr. 18, 10 9:30 AM

Time to look elsware for a state leader. Mark should take what he learned about family values and be like his family before him. Take Minnesota back to the people who live here. Tax and spend has to be equal to get out of the mess we are in. Keep up education funding and stop those who continue to drain the tax payers money with out upgradeing their lives. To many want something or all, for nothing . This includes new comers who dont advance their selves by getting off the free stuff and complaining at the same time about living here!

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savagedruidsApr. 18, 10 9:46 AM

This will almost guarantee another republican Governor. Another long time DFL party hack bites the dust.

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