"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

'Tracking' the candidates

Over the last several months, I have met trackers of our gubernatorial candidates from both the GOP and DFL and have found them to be fine young citizens ("Dayton, Republicans quarrel over 'trackers,' " Aug. 17).

Therefore, it was a surprise to hear Mark Dayton complain about the tracker from the GOP who has been tailing him. All along, throughout the campaigns of the candidates leading up to the primary, they all have been assigned a tracker from the opposing party.

Now that the primary is over, we begin to see the real contrasts between our candidates. Mark Dayton and the other DFLcandidates were doing their all to attack Tom Emmer leading up to the primary. It was good to see Tom stand tall, refusing to stoop to that level. Now that Dayton stands alone, he wants the attack ads to stop. He can dish it out but he can't take it. Also, while Dayton complains about a young GOP tracker, Tom Emmer recognizes and welcomes his DFL tracker at every GOP event I've attended.

Running for governor is not for the weak of heart. Dayton wanted to run with the big dogs but is proving to be thin-skinned. It's obvious Tom Emmer is the leader of the pack.

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