Minnesota: In Ad, Couple Blames Senator for Sons Death
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is hitting Sen. Norm Coleman (R) with one of its toughest advertisements of the campaign season so far.
In the 60-second TV ad Andersons, Nancy and Claremont Anderson talk about their late son, Army Maj. Stuart Anderson, who died serving in the Iraq War, and invoke Colemans and President Bushs names.
Were Claremont and Nancy Anderson and we live in Hoffman, Minn., Nancy Anderson says in the ad. Were the parents of Maj. Stuart M. Anderson. On CNN, I see a helicopter crash. And at 10:30 that night, we got the Army came to our house.
You always figure that your sons and daughters would bury you you dont have to bury them, Claremont Anderson says.
I dont blame the Army for our sons death, Nancy Anderson says. I just blame the bad policies on President Bush, Norm Coleman, who voted for this.
I have no faith in Norm Coleman, Claremont Anderson continues. He has no ability to make up his own mind.
If Norm Coleman would have stood up to the president and said this is not a good idea, maybe he would have listened. Nancy Anderson says.
He [is] nothing more than a yes man, Claremont Anderson says. Were proud of Stuart, but hes still gone. Norms gotta go. Hes gotta go.
Coleman faces comedian Al Franken (D) and former Sen. Dean Barkley (I) this November in what political observers believe will be a close and very negative race.