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Dave Broden

Orono, Minnesota
Commenter for
6 years 16 weeks

Recent Comments

Politics has no place in the selection of Judges at any level. The impartial Selection process evolved by a group of thoughtful individuals who have served the state over a number of years and in multiple positions offers MN the opportunity to be a leader in the quality of judicial selections. Opening the process to political ideology and process does not meet the objective standards in any way regardless of anyone's political views. Citizens from all of MN should be outraged that a...

Posted on 07/15/14 at 02:41 pm in response to Poll: 68 percent of Republicans say Obama should be impeached

A opinion poll that suggest GOP high percentage for impeachment is in itself worth a challenge. This poll outcome once again confirms a basic point that there are two types of polls-- 1) those polls in which the questions are defined to ask the answer and 2) those that are objective and rigorous in questions and statistical significance. Having done polling in both political and basic opinon situations I have seen both and only will do the objective type 2 poll. Today candidates and...

Posted on 05/22/14 at 11:00 am in response to Interpreting the hidden messages in Franken’s new TV ad

The first Franken add is a total misrepresentation of the facts. MnScue system has addressed and is addressing matching votech and state college education programs to link directly with business/industry job needs. This redesign of education focus is providing the links and feed of workers that industry needs and has a very rapid response of education resouces being adapted to the specific needs. This is done entirely within the state and does not rely on more federal programs. While job...

Posted on 05/22/14 at 07:38 pm in response to Interpreting the hidden messages in Franken’s new TV ad

The MnSCU 2014 and beyond vision is to enable links to current and emerging businesses across Mn. MnSCU has multiple examples of how this has and is being done- and businesses to endorse and commend the work of MnSCU in responding to urgent workforce needs. I and others who have met with the MnSCu staff and leadership have seem these results and they are real in place and expanding. This is work of the citizens of Mn not federal complex programs. Before criticizing the results I have cited...

I am a very moderate Republican who continues to look for a candidate who offers a positive message and approach to important issues not just attack comments. All of the GOP candidates for Senate have failed Campaign 101- and I have taught campaign mgmt. and managed campaigns. Where are the ideas? Where are some policy statements? Attacking is easy--- forming a solid informed and reasoned view that demonstrates a capability to be in a governing role takes thought and understanding. There ere...

Posted on 03/26/14 at 11:01 am in response to Conservative group hits the airwaves against Franken

As we enter another election cycle there are two key issues that seem to get in the mix. The first is the funding guidelines of who can and who cannot etc. as expressed in the article and the action proposed by Franken-- this discussion will always be politically driven and not balanced to all poltical sides. The other is perhaps more important-- it would be refreshing if candidates challenging incumbents spent a large amount of up front funds connecting with the voters with a who am I , why...

As a long time GOP political wonk I am amazed at the avoidance of issues approach of the 2014 candidates for US Senate. This is the typical GOP aloof and arrogant view of expressing an opinion and connecting with the voters. MN voters want decision makers not a senator who speaks around the issues. The candidates must be for something and not only against all that is happening to continue the gridlock. A bit of time by each candidate looking back over past GOP statewide winners will shown...

The comments regarding candidates first needing to raise money and also to get the GOP nomination is nonsense. Anyone who has developed winning campaign strategy knows that candidate views will trump the waffle approach and with solid moderate MN views the money will flow because of a vision of a possible winning approach. Certainly a candidate locked to the ideological view of some GOP need to stick to funds because they have no link to the real world of the electorate. There are a few...

Posted on 01/10/14 at 12:59 pm in response to Lawmakers want MNsure answers, but few have been forthcoming — yet

I and other continue to ask the following:
1. Was there a well defined Specification and requrements/
2.Was there a technical program manager or just oversight?
3. Was Software Systems Engineering used as the process?
4.Since existing software was part of the system were there well defined interface defintions
5. What was the testing plan
6.What were the metrics for success
7. Was there a user Beta test in the plan
8. Was risk management and...

Posted on 01/10/14 at 04:04 pm in response to Lawmakers want MNsure answers, but few have been forthcoming — yet

As a DOD contractor Program Manager and Technical Director the failure of MNSure and ObamaCare software is a classic study in how not to manage a high tech program. Good Program management clearly was both not applied and it appears not understood to be needed. There are hundreds of Excellent program Managers, Technical Directors, and systems engineering who can see througth the levels of the failure. Now that failure is assured lets get some expertise in the programs and restart and/or fix...