Your Letters: Coleman knows how to get things done
Senator Norm Coleman deserves a second term. He is a breath of fresh air for those of us who are sick of negative campaigns and partisan bickering. Senator Coleman is a man who gets things done by bringing people together. It is only because of h...
Senator Norm Coleman deserves a second term. He is a breath of fresh air for those of us who are sick of negative campaigns and partisan bickering. Senator Coleman is a man who gets things done by bringing people together. It is only because of his leadership as mayor of St. Paul that that city has a state of the art venue that was able to host a national political convention. It is also safe to bet that the Minnesota Wild hockey team wouldn't be here without him. These things were accomplished in a fiscally responsible manner because Coleman understands that things like stadiums and arenas are more of an investment than an expense.
Political conventions and hockey arenas may or may not be important to you. The point is that Norm Coleman knows how to work with people. That should be important to you regardless of your political persuasion.
Norm Coleman also understands that in our representative government compromise, though distasteful, is often necessary. Lawmakers who don't grasp that reality cause the sort of gridlock that we see almost yearly at our state capitol. It is appalling to me that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has twisted the senator's voting record to make him look like the worst villain since Joe Stalin. It is my fervent hope that Minnesotans will reject that committee's character assassination and return this very decent and competent man to Washington, D.C.