'This Is Where the Systematic Killing Took Place': 200 Days of War From...
NYPD Arrests Dozens Who Besieged Area Near Chuck Schumer's Home
White House Insists Biden Has Been 'Very Clear' About His Position on Pro-Hamas...
Watch Biden Lose the Battle With His Teleprompter Again
Thanks, Biden! Here's How Iran Is Still Making Billions to Fund Terrorism
Texas Doesn't Take Passive Approach to Anti-Israel Mobs
Columbia Prof Who Called to Defund the Police, Now Wants Police to Protect...
Pelosi's Daughter Criticizes J6 Judges Who are 'Out for Blood' After Handing Down...
Mike Johnson Addresses Anti-Israel Hate As Hundreds Harass the School’s Jewish Community
DeSantis May Not Be Facing Biden in November, but Still Offers Perfect Response...
Lawmakers in One State Pass Legislation to Allow Teachers to Carry Guns in...
UnitedHealth Has Too Much Power
Former Democratic Rep. Who Lost to John Fetterman Sure Doesn't Like the Senator...
Biden Rewrote Title IX to Protect 'Trans' People. Here's How Somes States Responded.
Watch: Joe Biden's Latest Flub Is Laugh-Out-Loud Funny

Franken for Senate?

He says he'd run against our boy Norm in Minnesota in '08:

Tom Bevan asks if Al will be able to keep his cool:

For one thing, Franken is a loose cannon. He's made a living by shooting his off his mouth (at times in very humorous ways), but he doesn't strike me as possessing enough self-discipline to rein things in. Over the course of a long campaign, I can see his seemingly genetic predisposition to irreverence catching up with him at some point.

The other problem is that in between bouts of humor, Franken can come across as angry and condescending - two traits don't wear well with voters over time. He also seems to have a pretty thin skin and could lose his cool, like he did at the 2004 Republican National Convention when he got into a tussle with a producer from the Laura Ingraham show on "radio row:"


I think the condescension's the bigger problem. At least he has a chance to avoid flying off the handle. Condescension is just a part of his being. It is him. He and Bill Maher exude it in a way I've rarely seen equaled (Olbermann does it, but without the smarmy humor. I'm not sure which is better). Maybe it started as a bit for Franken and Maher, but the two of them have been handing down the haughtiest of comedy to the masses for so long, they'd both take the same approach with public policy, and it wouldn't play. Maher's not running for anything that I know of; I just get the same palpable contempt off him.

For years, they've been telling the same, unfunny Bush jokes, positive that the correct political sentiment alone would compensate. In politics, programs would be "effective" in the same way their jokes are "funny"-- just because they're liberal. The capacity for denial actually would actually make them perfect, straighforward, liberal candidates. It's just that a straightforward, liberal candidate might not be able to beat Norm Coleman. Thank goodness.


Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos