Senator Norm Coleman’s acting troupe of “bowlers” have been frantically reminding Minnesotans that Coleman “brought hockey back.” Today, real Minnesotans are reminding us of more important things they wish Coleman would have brought back.
In other campaign news, today’s Star Tribune poll shows that Franken’s attacks on Coleman have largely neutralized the tax charges and goofball eruptions that have dogged Franken all year. Franken and Coleman now are suffering equally crappy disapproval ratings.
As I suggested a while back, this back-and-fort will benefit the vanilla flavored None-of-the-Above Party candidate Dean Barkley. But the Frankenoids had to go goon-for-goon with the hard-checking Colemanistas, or Franken would have been toothless down the stretch.
Better news for Franken is the finding that 62% of Minnesotans say that Coleman is “someone who usually goes along with what President Bush wants,” while only 26% believe he is an independent thinker. Coleman’s entire campaign has been focused on selling his alleged independence, and hiding from his historic Bush loyalty. That clearly isn’t selling. Franken is battered and bloodied, but he’s back on the ice.