My political views were shaped by Wellstone's position on many national issues that happened to be in line with my own core values. The last and most memorable was his stance against the US invading Iraq. Paul made me realize I was not the conservative Republican of my upbringing, but a Minnesotan DFL'r, which is a unique brand of liberal and Democrat. Our loss has left a void for the middle class and small business people - he was just starting to bang that drum loud enough for everyone to hear. WELLSTONE!