One of the talking points for the Mike Parry campaign in the MN CD1 Republican primary is telling voters that Quist hasn't won an election since the early 1980s.
So perhaps Allen Quist does understand a few things about electability.
In Quist sets up town hall meeting, the Norseland farmer tells the Sentinel, an extremely right-leaning newspaper:
"He [Walz] says we need to make wise investments, which is more spending, and we need to invest in infrastructure and science, whatever that is. I don't know how you'd define it ... I think that's Fantasyland.
Unlike Quist's lessons for homeschoolers that teach that dinosaurs and humans lived during the same periods.
But there's more. Quist continues in the Sentinel:
Quist also had sharp words for the recent ruling on the health care bill, or "Obamacare."
"The Supreme Court just gave the election to the Republicans," he declared. "Since the ruling, Mitt Romney has received $4 million in contributions. That indicates that there's an activated public; they're no longer complacent and they're motivated to vote ... This decision, I believe, gives me the race. Walz has always been a staunch supporter of Obamacare along with massive spending. That makes him unelectable."
Because Romney is running against an insurance plan based on the one he implemented in Massachusetts. Others disagree with Quist about the consequence of the SCOTUS ruling on the ACA. KEYC-TV reported in Expert Sees Boon For Rep. Walz in ObamaCare Ruling:
While the tax terminology could create problems down the road, it does allow Representative Walz and other Democrats to focus on the parts that are popular, rather than debate the law's Constitutionality.
Kevin Parsneau says, "Which probably benefits member of Congress like Walz, who voted for it. He benefits from that, now he can talk about the benefits instead of having to defend why it's Constitutional or why the Supreme Court made a mistake."
The Fairmont Sentinel article notes that Quist has cut his first television commercial, an indication that he has some money to spend on the Republican primary. Bluestem looks forward to reading Q2 FEC fundraising reports from Quist, Parry and Walz when the filings are released later this month.
Image: Allen Quist by Ken Avidor.