September 24, 2014 | 10:48 AM EDT
This is in stark contrast to an article early this month in the University of Minnesota student newspaper, the Minnesota Daily, which lavished praise upon Franken despite the fact he backed out of a campus debate and barely a word about McFadden who agreed to the debate. The tone of the Star Tribune article by Abby Simmons is set with the subheading:
In separate appearances at the University of Minnesota, Franken narrowed his message and McFadden showed fire.
McFadden showed fire? That is an improvement over the Invisible Man treatment given him by the student newspaper. What was a real surprise were the results of a Star Tribune poll which might be an indication that Franken’s previously reported double digit lead over McFadden might not be very solid: