Sen. Norm Coleman late this morning declared victory for a second term from Minnesota, even as the wheels are churning toward an automatic recount of the nearly 3 million votes cast in his battle with Democrat Al Franken.As a Minnesotan and a Republican, I don't know what was worse, an Obama presidency, or a Franken senatorial seat.
Actually, I thought of something worse than either: both winning.
As I'm sure most of you are, I'm absolutely sick of the endless political attack ads aired on BOTH sides of the political spectrum. In this case, I couldn't handle watching another Franken ad concocting a story about "Big Oil," "Wall Street Special Interests," or the "Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich."
Coleman's problem, as with other conservatives, is that this election was essentially a referendum AGAINST Republicans. The seeds were planted in the 2006 congressional races, when Democrats usurped Republican power, and ultimately carried them to a near liberal supermajority in executive and legislative branches.
It's been so bad for Republicans that an idiot, abusive, temperamental comedian (Franken) nearly unseated a fairly popular incumbent (Coleman).
Ultimately what worries me is that as one Star Tribune reader stated, "Why do I have a feeling the the Dems will "find" a couple of mis-placed boxes of uncounted ballots in the next day or two?"
If so, I'm sure ACORN is involved.
Yet, does it surprise you that Minnesota voters nearly approved the aforementioned angry comedian? After all, we did have an ex-professional wrestler as a governor.