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.