Thats where I make permanent enemiesbut, take heart, those who dont make out, a no endorsement can be seen as a virtue, especially in so-called moderate districts. You can advertise that youre unblemished, unbought, unbossed and un-Roesered. But my history has not been resolutely one-party, just socially conservative. In Minnesota, pre-Roe v. Wade, I was a good friend of Gene McCarthy, an admirer of Hubert Humphrey (his style if not his substance). In this state I voted for Democrat Glenn Poshard for governor. I only voted for Chuck Percy twice (once for governor in `64, once for the Senate in 1966 which was probably a mistake but the aging Paul Douglas, whom I regarded as integrity itself, had the annoying habit of nodding off in public meetings. On socially conservative grounds I voted for Democrat Roman Pucinski against Percy in 1972, for conservative Republican Tom Corcoran against him in the primary of 1978 and for Democrat Alex Seith in the general. I never voted for Jim Thompsoncasting my ballot for Democrat Mike Howlett the first go-round, skipping the next three.
For the March 21 primary, I intend to endorse for governor only in the Republican category and with rare exceptions will stay within the partys borders. Then there will be the congressional races. If, perchance, you want to see where I come out in legislative contests, please indicate by corresponding with the Readers Comments box. Yes, you can lobby for your own wishes there, too.