Along with two other volunteers we manned a booth designed just like a fishing shack (pictured below).
Inevitably, we were heckled by a few of Minnesota’s finest kook fringe liberals. My favorite had to be a long-haired, earring-wearing man (who I mistakenly called “ma’am”) who approached the booth looking for a conflict.
The exchange went something like this.
Man: What party does this Kennedy represent?
Me: Well, it’s Congressman Mark Kennedy. He’s a Republican.
Man: Republican? Oh, how convenient that part was left out.
Me: (chuckling) I can assure you that it is not a secret.
At that moment, the DVD featuring Kennedy’s campaign ads broadcast the particular commercial which started with the line “I’m a Republican…”
How do you plan that one? Priceless!
The conversation continued.
Man: Where does he stand on impeaching Bush?
Me: Well, his website is www.markkennedy06.com. Why don’t you look for yourself?
Man: (walking away) I bet he’d get a lot more votes if he voted for impeachment.
Me: Oh I don’t think so.
Typical lefty. He makes a baseless assertion yet doesn’t hang around to debate it.
The goal of the Kennedy campaign is to engage in as many public debates as possible with opponent Amy Klobuchar. I guess she has a tendency to “lose it” when backed into a corner.
It’s going to be another fun election season!