Midday: Let's hear from voters
Posted at 9:03 AM on November 3, 2006 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)
At 11 a.m., Gary Eichten hosts a special MPR event in the UBS Forum with a a group of voters who have decided which candidates they'll vote for. They'll talk about how they came to their decision and they'll try to persuade others of their point of view.
In the 11 o'clock hour it'll be a group of eight voters talking about the U.S. Senate candidates, at noon another group of 8 people will talk about the candidates for governor.
I caught the first part of Gary's talk with 8 people about the gubernatorial candidates. In the introductions, one man said he supports Governor Pawlenty because Pawlenty is pro-life. This man argued that if we do not have the basic right to life, all other issues are moot. For example, if we are not allowed to live our lives it does not matter whether or not our roads improve.
But what about the millions of Minnesotans who are currently enjoying their right to life? Should we really ignore all other issues for the sake of nonexistent Minnesotans? I think this man's argument is a cop-out. Although the pro-life/pro-choice debate is an important one, no single social issue is important enough to cause neglect of all other issues.
Posted by Annie Timmer | November 3, 2006 1:44 PM