View Full Version : This is surreal...Al Franken to be a U.S. Senator?

11-04-2008, 09:55 PM
He's ahead in Minnesota right now.

Who's next???

11-04-2008, 09:58 PM
You've got to be kidding me...

I'm going to bed before I go either homicidal or suicidal.

AJ Antimony
11-04-2008, 10:00 PM
Better than Coleman

11-04-2008, 10:01 PM
Just as long as he gets sworn in dressed as Stewart Smalley.

11-04-2008, 10:01 PM

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11-04-2008, 10:02 PM
Well the judge from Texas Justice is behind in his race.

11-04-2008, 10:03 PM
Better than Coleman

Gary or Norm?

11-04-2008, 10:04 PM
Gary or Norm?


And Franken is losing now.

11-04-2008, 10:10 PM
Better than Coleman

I think so too. He's not afraid to stand out. Maybe he won't go along with quite all the bullshit.

A. Havnes
11-04-2008, 10:10 PM
I didn't vote Franken! However, I've got at least a dozen fliers from his campaign, not the mention the phone calls...

11-04-2008, 10:16 PM
I think Coleman will be better than Franken now that Bush is out of office. Yes he has been a bad Senator and yes that is a poor sign of leadership but Franken is plain awful.

FWIW, I voted for James Niemackl from the Constitution Party.

11-04-2008, 10:19 PM
I must say that I'm SHOCKED that Niemackl has more votes in MN than Baldwin.

With 51% of the vote Niemackl has 4316 compared to 3307 for Baldwin. Considering the Senate race had a strong 3rd party candidate in Dean Barkley I never would have thought Niemackl would perform this strongly as lots of the 'protest' votes were going to Barkley.

11-04-2008, 10:22 PM
Do you think Barkley took more votes from Coleman or Franken? What is this Independence party thingy?

11-04-2008, 10:23 PM
Coleman now leading with 51.07% of the vote counted.


11-04-2008, 10:25 PM
As much as I don't like Jesse Ventura... I wish the coin he flipped told him to run!

11-04-2008, 10:28 PM
The Minnesota Independence Party is a moderate 3rd party that is not affiliated with any national party (although they were talking about forming a coalition with other like-minded non-affiliated parties). They were originally the Reform Party after Ross Perot's run in 1996. Jesse Ventura was elected Governor from the Reform Party. When Buchanan took over the party in 2000 they disaffiliated from the Reform Party and changed their name to "Independence" since Minnesota law forbids major parties from using the word "Independent" in their party name.

Liberty Star
11-04-2008, 10:30 PM
Huge improvement over that nut Coleman.

11-04-2008, 10:31 PM
Counties slow to report are more for Franken. With Hennepin and iron range coming in later Franken should win.

11-04-2008, 10:32 PM
Any comment yet from Joe Piscopo?