Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Word is that Candidate Tom Emmer is skipping tomorrow's debate sponsored by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities. Apparently he's too busy attending a fundraiser to bother with the debate - you know, "just one of those scheduling things." Members of the coalition - primarily cities in rural areas throughout the state - are disappointed.
Also disappointed with Emmer's dismissive treatment of them are the mayors of the state's largest cities. His proposals to slash 40% of Local Government Aid and eliminate the Met Council are seen as short-sighted and dismissive of the needs of urban areas.
So if you alienate the rural areas and you never did care about the urban centers, what's left? Given the slowdown in the growth of suburban developments, the empty expanses of half-built developments that litter Emmer's district, you'd think he'd realize that once the suburban middle class is wiped out, who will be left to support him?
Posted by MNObserver at 4:45:00 PM