Friday, October 24, 2008

Circle The Wagons

With less than two weeks to go before the election, it's time for Republicans to move to the triage stage. We know there are going to be a lot of losses, now we need to figure out which patients are too far gone and which ones can still be saved.

Foremost among the latter category here in Minnesota is 6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. After her remarks last week on "Hardball" and the way the local media (in particular the Star Tribune) have distorted them, she's now in a virtual tie with Elwyn Tinklenberg.

Money has been pouring into Tinklenberg's coffers from liberals across the country. If we want to keep one of the true conservative voices in Congress, we need to help Bachmann down the stretch. Even if you don't live in her district (I don't) or even in Minnesota, I would encourage you to go to her website and make a campaign donation (I did this morning). Or sign up to volunteer.

Time are resources are scarce. They should be marshaled where they can make a difference. It's going to be a tough election for the GOP no matter what. If the Democrats get Michele Bachmann's scalp, it will make it even more painful.