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August 09, 2008

What If A Major Party Candidate For The Senate Held An Event And Only One Person Showed Up? Ask Al Franken, He Knows.

This is probably bigger than his Air America audience was but still, it can't be a good sign for a campaign.

There’s an old saying in politics that elections are won or lost one vote at a time

On Friday, DFL-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken demonstrated how true that saying can be, when a roundtable on veterans issues at Brigitte’s Cafe his campaign scheduled drew only one participant.

Josh John, a St. Cloud resident who said he served in the Navy from 2000-04, had Franken to himself for an hour as he described difficulties he faced returning from his tour of duty and the help he received from his Veterans Services Office and the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.

I think the real victim here is Mr. John. The poor guy wound up spending an hour talking to Al Franken. Somehow I doubt even the most rigorous military training can prepare you for something as horrifying as that. The bastards being held at Gitmo aren't even subjected to such torture.


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