Monday, February 08, 2010

Rukavina may be the key, all right

Minnesota Brown posts about the importance of the Iron Range in both the DFL endorsement contest and the general election: The road to the DFL endorsement must pass through the Iron Range. Actually the road to he governor’s mansion passes right through Drinking Liberally!

Kidding. Sort of.

Who’s up and who’s down in a campaign horse race has never been Spot’s forte, or of much interest, frankly. But he does agree with Minnesota Brown that Tom Rukavina is going to be very important in the race, even if he doesn’t get the endorsement, probably either as a lieutenant governor candidate or as a campaigner for the ticket.

Given the gender balance fetish that exists in picking gubernatorial tickets, Tom is probably only LG material if Anderson-Kelliher gets the endorsement. In the entry in the encyclopedia for “Iron Range politician,” there is a picture of Tom Rukavina. One way or another, he’s a force to reckon with in this election.

For those of you who haven’t seen it, here is a video of Tom Rukavina’s appearance at Drinking Liberally on a wintry January night.

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