Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Independent Candidate For Governor

Peter Hutchinson says DFL & GOP have "litmus tests"
Candidates "play to the extremes" to get endorsed
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Peter Hutchinson likes to quote a December SurveyUSA poll that shows more people in Minnesota (38%) say they are independents than they are Democrats (31%) or Republicans (30%). He says that bodes well for his Independence Party run for Governor.

Despite that statistic, Hutchinson knows that if he is get elected Governor, he must engaged the "disillusioned" voters who are tired of politicians who are afraid to "speak the truth".

"You know the formula," says Hutchinson "Play to the extremes to get endorsed and then try to convince the middle that you really were with them all along."

Hutchinson says the two major parties focus on the "five G's - Gays, Guns, God, Gambling and Gynecology". He says an independent candidate does not have to pass either party's "litmus test" on these five issues and instead can focus on education, health care, transportation and the environment.

Most people may remember Hutchinson as Superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools. Hutchinson says his term was "controversial every step of the way". Listen as Peter Idusogie digs into his background.

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2 Comments:

Blogger PBSr said...

I'm interested in your positions on:
Term Limits (I'm for them, across the board)
Estate taxes (I think the 'unrealized portion) of gains should be taxed at the rate the recipient is paying)
"Fees" vs "Taxes" - (I don't appreciate obfuscation)

Obviously there are other concerns, but I would like to see how these go.

10:03 PM  
Blogger PBSr said...

I'm interested in your positions on:
Term Limits (I'm for them, across the board)
Estate taxes (I think the 'unrealized portion) of gains should be taxed at the rate the recipient is paying)
"Fees" vs "Taxes" - (I don't appreciate obfuscation)

10:04 PM  

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