Monday, December 05, 2011

In a moment of candor

Michael Brodkorb speaks

No, I'm not talking about his remarks about Tom Emmer. Well, not entirely. Here's what caught my eye:
Brodkorb said that after Emmer was endorsed by the Republicans in the spring of 2010, he did little to rework his campaign for the general election and became so toxic that GOP phone bankers couldn't mention his name as they made their calls. 
"That campaign had ample opportunity to readjust," he said. "At the end of the day [beginning of the day?] we can endorse all the candidates we want. But at the end of the day, it's about winning elections...Mr. Emmer was probably the one candidate on the Republican side that couldn't win."
Let's deconstruct that, just a little. What Brodkorb is saying is that after appealing to people like this, Tom Emmer had trouble appealing to moderates in the RPM (what remain of them, anyway). Imagine our surprise.

Or even animals like this:

But wait! There's one more:

That's Mike Parry on the right at a Tea Party rally. Perhaps some of you will find it odd that Brodkorb is now putting in time on behalf of Parry's quixotic campaign to unseat Tim Walz.

The true moment of candor in all of this is, though, that Brodkorb believes that Emmer just didn't do enough to bamboozle moderate voters.

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