Cooper http://www.startribune.com/bill-cooper-builder-of-tcf-and-minnesota-s-republican-party-dies-at-73/413166943/ I learned about a week ago his boat on Minnetonka is named ‘Overdraft’. I thought that was pretty douche-y. He’s well regarded though.
This is the thing: not fascism, but a time killer http://theweek.com/articles/678650/president-trump-wasting-time
Trump may very well be right on this though http://www.startribune.com/trump-says-he-would-have-won-minnesota-with-1-more-visit/413077033/ Would have fit neatly and proximately among newly red IA, WI, and MI.
Because darn it, he’s good enough. http://www.businessinsider.com/media-pundits-think-al-franken-is-democrat-to-take-on-trump-2017-2 He strikes me as a credible candidate, a guy who’d have a shot at winning. Because of his celebrity and because he’s got enough gravitas generally. Not that I’d vote for him.