Al Franken’s Successful Fundraising
Minnesota Senate Race at Stake
Iraq an Issue for Coleman
Al Franken is proving himself a formidable political fundraiser as he revs up his campaign to be the Democrat who faces Neoconservative Senator Norm Coleman in the ’08 elections.
It is tiresome that some observers dismissed Mr. Franken because he is a humorist. Lots of comedians have served in the US Congress, though few had been professional humorists before being elected.
Norm Coleman himself has said the most hilarious things. His positions on various issues are listed at this page (scroll down and look on the right). He wants to increase the number of people carrying concealed weapons in Minneapolis (after what happened at Virginia Tech, is that a good idea?), wants to fund the Iraq War indefinitely and no questions asked, opposes auditing contractors with Defense Department contracts in Iraq, and wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned. Like Joe Lieberman, he seems to be preparing his constituencies for a brutal aggressive war on Iran. He’s just a barrel of monkeys.
Al is positively sober in comparison. He wrote Norm Coleman asking him to bring the troops home.
Coleman was one of the targets of a Democratic Party ad campaign launched Tuesday: