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29 March 2020
NOTE FROM NORM: Winning The War By Staying At Home
In the best of times Governors like Minnesota’s Tim Walz, New York’s Andrew Cuomo and California’s Gavin Newsom and I would stand miles apart on major public policy issues. But these are not now the best of times. Hopefully with strong leadership in Washington and that of other Republican and Democratic Governors across America, we […]
20 February 2020
NOTE FROM NORM: Say It A’int So Rob
The year was 1957 and few could have foreseen the devastation that would be brought upon a community by a man named Walter O’Malley. So much so that 63 years later it pains me to write his name. I was 8 years old and Walter O’Malley was moving my beloved Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles! […]
10 February 2020
NOTE FROM NORM: In Susan Kimberly, A Reminder of Comity
I began my first campaign for Mayor of St. Paul in 1989. The venerable George Latimer, Mayor for the previous 14 years, had decided he would not run for re-election. I was 40 years old, committed to the notion that St. Paul was the place I would raise my family, and I wanted to expand […]
6 February 2020
NOTE FROM NORM: A Remarkable 72 Hours In American History
The last 72 hours have been extraordinary ones in American government and politics. On Monday, we saw the Iowa Democratic Party literally self-destruct as Democratic candidates for President and their allies in the one-party media nearly imploded with rage at the failure of the party to do the one thing it was supposed to do […]
30 January 2020
NOTE FROM NORM: Now Time For Palestinian Leaders To Win The Peace
There’s not been a modern-day American President who has not hoped to broker peace in the Middle East between Israel and her Arab neighbors. President Donald Trump has joined that list of American Presidents who believe they have a bold enough vision to bring the warring factions of the region together. The Israelis, Saudi Arabi, […]
16 January 2020
NOTE FROM NORM: Disqualifying Bernie Sanders
When Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon he signaled a remarkable new chapter in human life and history. I, like millions of other human beings, watched on July 20, 1969 the first footsteps of a human being walking the surface of the Moon. I, along with every other 20 year old was shouting […]
30 December 2019
NOTE FROM NORM: Memo To Nancy Pelosi
MEMO To:  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi From:  Norm Coleman Re:  Democrats Impeachment of President Donald Trump and the 2020 Election By now it is apparent that your decision to pursue impeachment against President Donald Trump has been wildly successful in mobilizing your Caucus. While it is true that 3 Democrats voted against impeaching […]
24 December 2019
NOTE FROM NORM: A Threat to Peace and Prosperity
“I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t […]
6 December 2019
Poll: Impeachment a “liability,” AAN’s ads having “significant impact”
Wanted to flag our new polling in POLITICO Playbook this morning which shows 1) that left is losing the messaging war over impeachment, 2) that American Action Network’s campaign is having a tremendous impact in shaping public opinion, and 3) that impeachment has become a massive liability for Members of Congress who back it. Check out […]