The Therapy Sessions
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Franken to run for open MN senate seat?
Karl Rove is licking his lips:
Just one day after U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton decided not to run for a second term, comedian Al Franken may be throwing his hat into the ring.
Last year, Franken said he wanted to run for the Senate in 2008. But last night he told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that he is now considering his candidacy for next year.
Franken, a Minnesota native, plans to make an announcement live on his national radio show in Washington D.C. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will be in the studio with Franken for that announcement.
This will be a key test, if it happens at all.
Do the Democrats realize that Minnesota is a pretty tightly contested state? Can a liberal lightening rod like Franken get nominated by the deranged parts of his party?
My prediction: if Franken runs and is nominated, he will be destroyed.
National commenters usually learn - as did Alan Keyes this year - that their support is miles wide, but only ankle deep.
Democrats would be wise to nominate somebody with a little more reserve.
Stick to sinking radio networks, Al.
UPDATE: He's not running.