As mind-numbing and distasteful as it may be, please consider Minnesota for a moment.
More to the point, consider a Red Minnesota.
Now that the Weirdness-O-Meter has been cranked up to eleventy, think about the burgeoning contribution The Squad’s Somalisotan member is making in putting Minny in play not only for The Trumpster but also for several purple congressional districts and Grabby Al’s old Senate seat currently being place-held by the somnambulant Tina Smith.
Yes, there is a not-so-long-shot chance that not only will Orange Man Bad take the Gopher State’s ten EV’s but also a smart and canny GOP (uh, OK – bear with me anyway) could run radio smart guy Jason Lewis against Smith and also flip back to red CD2 (St. Paul down southeast along the Mighty Mississipp and over to Rottenchester) and CD3 (west & southwest of Minneapolistan) – both notoriously purple districts where Niceness counts more than policy.
Then toss the far west Dakota border 7th CD into the mix as well. It’s a naturally red district that aged Rep. Colin Peterson has held in a stranglehold for years but shows signs of finally giving him the bootski if he doesn’t throw in the towel first.
While Our Gal Ilhan might be wildly popular in MSP proper, these suburban, exurban and rural districts tend to not care all that much for Our Lady of Mogadishu’s Alinsky-ian style and message.
While the Minnesota Nice Soccer Moms that flipped 2 & 3 red to blue in 2018 were giving a thumb’s down to Mr. Mean Tweet’s they are also aware that The Portfolio is growing gangbusters and know a Speaker AOC will be a Real Deal Socialist.
Red Minny is not quite an even-money bet yet, but if you wanna play decent long-shot place your wager now.
It could be 2020’s Wisconsin.