There have been many debates on the GOP and DFL’s actions, or
lack thereof, in Congress and across the states. Many have said that the lack
of concentration on jobs by the GOP is a win by the DFL; others say that the
overuse of religion will also be the failure of many candidates. Some say that
the lack of a strong stance against DFL politicians who fail to follow the platform
will be the parties down fall, and the absence of response for the attack on
women’s rights will also be their collapse in 2012.
Now, I am not an educated political analyst, but I am
curious how the parties are putting together their strategies for 2012.
Liberals may see the overuse of religion as a back fire on the conservatives,
but I am not so sure. Catering to the religious numbers is going to bring out
many voters. How is the DFL going to offset this? Will they also rally the
religious groups? Or will they finally realize that there are other numbers
that are better and more constructive to go after? Women outnumber men in many
areas to include first time voters. The colored groups in Minnesota have also grown.
It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out regardless
the redistricting settlement. It’s not whether it is a more liberal or
conservative district, what else is distinctive and missing in that district. I
hope the DFL realizes a districts potential and not its limitations in the 2012