Minnesota Dreaming

Taking notice of the Minnesota connection to the Republican presidential nominating race, NRO’s Kathryn Lopez has posted an online interview with me over in The Corner. Kathryn describes it as a discussion about about “the North Star pols and other assorted political questions of the hour.”
Here is how it opens:

Kathryn Jean Lopez: Did you ever think you’d live to see the day where two Minnesotans would be popular Republican primary contenders?
Scott Johnson: In 1968, Minnesota had two contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Eugene McCarthy and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. We thought that defied the odds in a major way. Minnesota has not voted Republican at the presidential level for a very long time, roughly since the memory of man runneth not to the contrary. The idea that we would have two serious Republican presidential candidates in the 2012 cycle is unbelievable. Also unbelievable is the lack of interest among the Minnesota media in the phenomenon. You’d think they might want to try to figure it out.
Lopez: What’s so special about Bachmann?

I’m going to leave you hanging there in the hope that you’ll head over to the Corner for the answer. Thanks to Kathryn and NRO for the good questions, and for seeking me out to answer them.


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