The Minnesota State DFL Convention is this weekend. It’s one important step on the road to what should be a highly contested and interesting election for Governor this November. It should be, that is. The USofA isn’t in the kind of mood that makes for good elections at the state level, and it certainly isn’t in the kind of mood that favors left-leaning candidates. That’s a real liability given that the last time a State DFL Convention endorsed a winning Governor was in 1986, when Rudy Perpich was picked. But the real question isn’t the candidate, it’s what the DFL does to bring up its energy and focus for the next six months.