2008 Election finally over (Norm Coleman rejected by Court)

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  1. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    think there is a strong chance coleman will try and take it to the supreme court. I really hope not but I can see the republicans trying to delay Franken getting sworn in.
     
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    I don't think so, because Pawlenty is going to start paying a higher price if he continues to aid and abet Coleman. With the downfall of Ensign and Sanford, the door is wider than ever for him to walk through nationally.
     
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    And to think Coleman said this right after the election

    http://www.startribune.com/politics...aEP:kD:aU2EkP7K_t:aDyaEP:kD:aUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

    :rolleyes:
     
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    The governor said that Franken would be senator.
     
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    He just gave a concession "Accepts Loss" speech.

    Congratulations Senator Franken.

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    Al Franken now becomes the 60th Democratic caucus Senator.
     
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    I voted for him. Norm, can you shush about this now?
     
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    Truly unbelievable that it took almost 8 months to get closure on this issue. Something's wrong with the process.


    EDIT: Congratulations Senator Franken.


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    stealing elections isn't simple, Gore couldn't do it, took someone with who they really wanted in.
     
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    Many say Bush did :D
     
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    Ugh- I didn't feel either was a good choice. It's just good that it's over.
     
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    Franken was/is a much better choice, especially for us Minnesotans. Thank God it's finally over.
     
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    I feel compelled to note that unlike most radio folks, Franken actually had the cajones to run for office, rather than staying behind the microphone. He took his case before the people and won out, even if it was by a small amount. No matter your political views, that's something to be congratulated, I believe.
     
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    Just to recap what happened...

    This guy:
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    Lost to this guy:
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    Barely won against this guy:
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    And lost to this guy:
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    Sounds like Norm Coleman's political career is full of fail.
     
  17. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

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    For anyone who knows, is it accepted wisdom that Wellstone would have beaten Coleman had he lived, or was there a real chance of victory for him no matter what?
     
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    This is the last poll I could find on that race before Wellstone died:

    A Minneapolis Star Tribune poll, conducted 10/11-16/02, surveyed 1,048 likely voters; margin of error +/- 3% (release, 10/20). Tested: Sen. Paul Wellstone (D), former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman (R) and two others.

    General election matchup:

    All Wom Ind
    Wellstone 47% 50% 37%
    Coleman 41 38 30
    Others 5
    DK/Other 7


    All the polls leading up to it also show Wellstone with the lead, so he likely would've won.
     
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    Thats good, really goood! Must admit I had to look twice though.
     
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    I'm almost certain that Wellstone would have won. Franken is the closest DFL candidate to Wellstone (as far as ideology).
     
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    Oops, didn't see this new thread. I already dug up the old one. :eek:
     
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    Looks like I'll have to retire this bumper sticker:

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    Wellstone was a fine politician and well respected by both parties.

    Al Franken? I don't think he can fill Wellstone's shoes.
     
  24. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you all for the info. I had seen many references to Coleman's victory n 2002, but as I didn't know much about the state of the race at that time, I could only assume that Wellstone probably would have won.

    Coleman still only eked out a win over someone who had been retired for many years, and had about a week to campaign for himself.

    Good riddance to him.
     
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    On a personal note, this is good news.

    I've finally got the threat of a four weeks self-imposed posting ban lifted.
     

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