With one year to election, Obama campaign to open Minneapolis office

Not surprisingly, Democrats and Republicans have slightly different views of the fact that we’re now a year away from the presidential election.

On Monday, tThe Obama for America organization will open its local campaign office at 2722 University Ave. SE. in Minneapolis. Supporters are invited to come “celebrate’’ the opening of the office.

“A little more than a year from now, I hope we’ll have a victory to celebrate, but there’s a lot of work to do to make that happen,’’ said Jeremy Bird, national field director of Obama for America. “This year is going to fly by. We have to ramp up our work now to create the kind of campaign we need to win in 2012. If we get started now, we’ll have no regrets come next year.’’

Tony Sutton, chairman of the state’s Republican Party, has a slightly different take on this year-to-go business.

“Americans have had three years of failed leadership and broken promises from President Obama,’’ Sutton said in a statement made Tuesday, which he said marked the one-year-out time frame. “Faced with one of the most important elections of our lifetime, I’m confident that one year from today, Minnesota will help make Barack Obama a one-term president.’’

The election will be held on Nov. 6.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Jim Bernstein on 11/02/2011 - 12:35 pm.

    Tony Sutton might have reason for optimism but for the inescapable evidence to date that the Republican Party candidates have shown no penchant for governing or providing realistic solutions to tough problems. The one candidate who might pose a threat to President Obama is Mr. Romney. It seems unlikely that he can receive the nomination given that about 70% of Republican Party delegate pool clearly doesn’t want him.

    Even if President Obama were guilty of “failed leadership”, Mr. Sutton should remember that Tim Pawlenty was re-elected after four years of “failed leadership” – which suggests Minnesotans may indeed have a good deal of tolerance for it.

  2. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 11/02/2011 - 03:24 pm.

    “The one candidate who might pose a threat to President Obama is Mr. Romney.”

    Didn’t you guys tell us the same thing about John McCain? No thanks, we’ll pick our own nominee this time.

  3. Submitted by Jackson Cage on 11/03/2011 - 03:27 pm.

    Yes, Dennis, we know you will. Where do you think we go for laughs?

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