Dayton v. Kennedy

Returning Senator Mark Dayton to the Ranks of the Idle Rich in 2006

9/23/2004

Son of Daschle v. Thune...

Friends & Visitors:

This week TIME magazine finally stumbled across the phenomenon known as the web log or "blog". It was actually 2 Minneapolis lawyers at powerlineblog.com who uncovered the fact that Dan Rather was using forged documents in his 60 Minutes II story about President Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam war. Several weeks ago it was the"blogosphere" that chronicled the accusations of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group of over 250 servicemen who served with John Kerry, until such time as the main stream media (hereafter known as MSM) could no longer ignore their accusations. Combined, these two stories have transformed the dynamics of the 2004 race for President.

At the state level blogs have sprouted to track other political contests, most famously in "Daschle v. Thune", a blog that follows the battle for the U.S. Senate in South Dakota and pits Minority Leader Daschle -- long known for obstructing the legislative agenda of President Bush -- against former Representative John Thune. Thank you to Professor Jon Lauck for paving the way for this and similar sites. I genuinely believe his efforts will contribute mightily to a concession speech by Senator Daschle in 40 days.

This is my contribution to the blogosphere --Dayton v. Kennedy -- which is my effort to chronicle what I think will prove to be the biggest Senate battle of the 2006 election cycle. If you like politics it may prove interesting and amusing.

It will be very much a work in progress which is the nature of a blog. It may prove to be a flop as Rep. Kennedy has not even won reelection to his House seat (there is the little matter of Patti Wetterling) let alone declared himself a candidate for Senate in '06. Another possibility is that Kennedy will lose the Republican nomination. But if my political prognosticating proves correct, I think Dayton v. Kennedy could prove to be the premier destination for following this titanic contest. Enjoy.

Warm Regards,

Gary M. Miller

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