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May 12, 2008

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer: the real heir to Paul Wellstone

From this:
On the Senate campaign trail, Al Franken frequently invokes the name of his friend, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, as a major inspiration.

But as Franken moves to consolidate Democrats behind his challenge to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, another Democrat is chipping into his support — one whose background and beliefs spark even greater Wellstone nostalgia for some voters...

...A professor of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Nelson-Pallmeyer's campaign platform is fueled by his lifelong focus on social justice and economic equality. He often leans on his life experience, from teaching in inner city Chicago to living in Central America to leading large Iraq war protests...

...Nelson-Pallmeyer is to Franken's left on just about everything. He's opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances, for nationwide legalization of same-sex marriages, a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in the next nine months, universal single-payer health insurance and a massive reduction in defense spending...
Clearly, if the Democrats want to win, they only have one logical choice: JNP '08!

Posted in StuartSmalley at May 12, 2008 01:06 PM

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