Comedian Al Franken announced today that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Norm Coleman.
Franken did not say, as his SNL character Stuart Smalley once did, "I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And gosh darn it, people like me."
But Franken probably will at least once during the campaign.
And a couple of questions: Can a comedian like Franken be taken seriously enough to win a U.S. Senate seat? And can he win in Minnesota, a state that has elected a conservative, Coleman, and a lib, Paul Wellstone, in recent years?
Posted by Steve Kraske