Sunday, September 14, 2008

Minnesotans for McCain-Palin?

Just turned on the laptop to discover this incredible news:

Minnesota has become a battleground in a presidential campaign that has dramatically tightened nationwide.

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows that the race is now a dead heat between Barack Obama and John McCain, each supported by 45 percent of likely voters in the state.

The new poll likely will stoke both sides' efforts during the final 51 days until the election, triggering a barrage of advertising, grass-roots politicking and, potentially, stepped-up visits by the candidates.

The poll found that McCain has made gains across the board since a May Minnesota Poll that showed him trailing by 13 points. He has picked up considerable support among men and to a lesser degree among women. He also has boosted his standing with whites, young voters and all levels of household income and education.

Whoa! Now that's a great way to start the morning! Hmmm, Minnesota was the home of a man responsible for another "miracle" back in 1980. Could this be a good omen?

UPDATE: Can't resist adding this faux movie poster to this post


Doc Paul said...

I sometimes can't believe that this is true, but it is: I still get a tingle up and down my spine when I watch that trailer, or see footage of that game. Hard to grasp that that is now 28 years ago, and the emotional impact still resonates!

I had the good fortune to visit the arena on a trip to Lake Placid in the late '90's. One of the funnier moments was when someone on the tour asked the teenage tour guide if she remembered what it was like in Lake Placid after the game. She chuckled and said that she was a few months old at the time. A similar thing played out at a Nashville Predators event a couple of years ago, where Ryan Suter (whose father Bob was a member of the 1980 Olympic team) was asked the same question. "I wasn't born yet" (he was born in 1985) he responded with a laugh.

Daria said...


I also happen to believe this was a precursor to the Reagan era...sort of the first ray of hope, ushering in a new dawn for the USA. Then soon after inauguration, the return of American hostages, the prosperity of the 80's and the end of the Cold War. An awesome time for sure!