Pawlenty, Bachmann and Ventura for president?

This week three Minnesotans grabbed national, even international headlines as they talked about possibly running for president.  Tonight on Almanac I’ll have conversations with the people who know the strategy behind Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann and Jesse Ventura.  Former gubernatorial spokesman Brian McClung explains Pawlenty’s new media niche saying “other candidates are not going to be able to do this.”  Sen. Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) who first suggested Bachmann run for office, says she’s better at raising money on a big stage and “right now my money would be on Bachmann.”  And John Wodele is still in regular contact with Jesse Ventura, Wodele thinks Ventura isn’t seriously considering running for office “he’s trying to sell books.”  Much more at 7pm on tpt.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Robert Langford on 04/09/2011 - 09:36 am.

    It sure seems like Minnesota is forwarding its best and brightist to the national scene!

  2. Submitted by Norman Larson on 04/14/2011 - 11:21 am.

    What has happened to politics in Minnesota? Has the water in the Land o’ Lakes become contaminated? Bachmann, Pawlenty and Ventura cannot join the ranks of such luminaries as Floyd B. Olson, Harold Stassen, Luther Youngdahl, Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, Eugene McCarthy and others whose names do not come to mind immediately.

  3. Submitted by Dick Novack on 04/22/2011 - 03:44 pm.

    Ms. Angelica, Minnesota has made its national mark with “colorful” politicians since the 1800’s. This is no surprise.

    I have been thinking then, as the US moves even nearer a wealth based oligarchy controlled by the top 400 to 1000 magnates, it also brings forward the time when those who are able to buy or influence the election of ruling positions will want to institute a decision-making tiumvirate the likes of which they will probably want to fill with types such as Pawlenty, Bachman and Ventura – continuing Minnesota’s colorful tradition in the national spotlight.

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