Posted: 11/05/12 12:56
by Dave Mindeman
Although it looks very unlikely that the Democrats can retake the US House of Representatives tomorrow, there is one thing that Minnesota can do to help fix the gridlock.
Elect Jim Graves.
I don't mean that Graves can fix the system, but his presence will say something loud and clear. Michele Bachmann is gone.
Bachmann has thrust herself into national politics...whether they wanted it or not. And her visibility disappearance can be the biggest asset that a Graves election can take to Congress.
It is a powerful message and coupled with Tammy Duckworth's almost sure win over Joe Walsh and the possible loss of Allen West in Florida will greatly diminish the Tea Party obstruction in Congress.
It won't fix everything, but if Obama wins, it will change the tone.
And boy, do we need that.