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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Crashing the Debate

We crashed the KSTP-TV debate Sunday night. We may not have gotten a drop of ink out of it, but I hear that MPR was kind enough to mention us. The next day a coworker described a disturbance during the live debate, but didn’t know who it was. I explained that it was us.

Michael, who had to be prepared to debate, got up from the front row after the intros and started introducing himself. He talked about Iraq and about Habeas Corpus. Tom (Meyers?) I think hollered about the war. I yelled three things on the way out; Habeas Corpus, Depleted Uranium, and Single Payer Health Care, issues that we feel should have been discussed in the debate. Suzanne Linton was with us, and Erin was our driver.

In this final week of the campaign, we’re still staying on message, talking about immediate troop withdrawal, single payer, and clean elections. But since we’re successfully leveraging the discussion somewhat (Fitzgerald is talking about immediate troop withdrawal), we’re adjusting the message a bit, talking about Habeas Corpus and Depleted Uranium, where we can push the envelope even further.

I’m also continuing to talk about Reducing Consumption, Marriage for All, No Stadiums, as well as Impeachment.

Michael and I had a fun Halloween road trip last night, where we saw a scary crank addict on a dark secluded road, and met with a college newspaper editor, reporter, and radio announcer at U of M Morris. Michael also had a 20 minute interview on KUMM, the college radio station, that went very well.

Michael and Papa John’s ads are still running on AM 950, and I was pleased to hear the new ad for the IRV referendum. The 30-second spot is very concisely worded.

Thanks everybody for all your great work and lets pull out almost all the stops!


At Tue Nov 07, 03:59:00 PM CST, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

I voted Green.

At Tue Nov 07, 04:16:00 PM CST, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

Thanks, Renegade!

At Wed Nov 08, 12:40:00 PM CST, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

See: Venezuela Solidarity Conference.

At Sun Nov 12, 10:07:00 PM CST, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

Renegade, it was good to meet you in person at the event Saturday. Keep up the good work!


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