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The folks over at the Draft Ciresi Blog were quick to respond to my skepticism this morning about their true intentions. While they gave a rundown of their DFL credentials they did not find me trustworthy enough to reveal their identities. Their belief is that revealing their identities will get them black balled from the DFL. I find that a little hard to believe but who am I to question the feelings of others.

I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt at this point and offer them this advice on building the Draft Ciresi movement:

1. Make this movement about why we should draft Ciresi rather than about why we shouldn't choose either Coleman or Franken. Certainly, there is room in the process of touting Ciresi to compare him to the two other candidates but a movement such as this must be about positive inspiration rather than negative attacks.

2. Don't become an unwitting pawn in the games played by one Michael Brodkorb. He and his shock politics have little to do with finding the best candidate and if Ciresi had been the chosen DFL candidate he would be doing exactly the same thing he is attempting to do to Al Franken.

3. Go after Norm Coleman every bit as hard as you go after Al Franken. While Franken isn't perfect, Coleman isn't anything to celebrate either.

I have created a very unscientific poll for readers to determine how sensible a Draft Ciresi movement could be:
Click Here to take survey


5 responses to "Draft Ciresi Blog (Update)"

  1. Patrick Black On June 12, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    When will we see the results of the survey?

  2. Former Republican On June 12, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    The harder Brodkorb and the GOP (well, they're one and the same, and their paychecks come from the same sources) work their smear against a candidate (like Franken), the more they fear them as Coleman's opponent. Brodkorb hardly said boo about Ciresi in the runup to the convention. Why? The GOP knows Ciresi would be easier to beat than Franken. So they've been trying to soften up Franken from the start. If Brodkorb/GOP keep repeating their mantra that Franken is the easiest candidate to beat, rest assured he is the one they are afraid of most.

  3. Political Muse On June 12, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Good Question: I am going to leave it up for a couple days and see what happens. If there are only a small number of respondents I will probably scrap the whole thing.

  4. Blue man On June 12, 2008 at 10:14 PM

    I'm with you Muse! I saw some of the language on the blog and immediately had reservations.

    Great concept, but I did not like the idea of sending Franken flaws out like this.

    Good work once again Muse!

  5. eric zaetsch On June 13, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Why do I smell Swiftboat motor oil in the air? I am sure that's the odor.