Letter: Horner is best for our long-term futureAs I’ve read about, listened to and watched Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner vying to be Minnesota’s next governor, there is a stark contrast in their views about the dealing with the issues facing Minnesota
By: Linden Olson, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
As I’ve read about, listened to and watched Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner vying to be Minnesota’s next governor, there is a stark contrast in their views about the dealing with the issues facing Minnesota. Horner, unlike Dayton and Emmer, tells it like it is, tells us what we need to hear and not what we want to hear, does not pander to special interest groups or large campaign contributors and has the most well-constructed, thoughtful, sustainable, plausible vision for balancing the Minnesota budget.
An increasing number of Minnesota voters seem to agree with me, judging by the growing number of endorsements of Horner coming from those who have minimal political or financial ties to either the DFL or Republican parties. It is clear that only with Tom Horner as governor does Minnesota have a reasonable chance of preventing another legislative session of gridlock and extreme partisan political posturing. The last few years of the legislature failing to deal with major problems in a responsible, forward-looking manner must not continue.
Replacing the leader of one dysfunctional political group with another is not an answer that bodes well for the future of this state. I believe that Minnesotans who think more about the long-term future than short-term political advantage will be joining me in making Tom Horner the next governor of Minnesota.