Thursday, February 01, 2007

Take out your checkbooks, look who's running for Senate!

Dear All,

First I would like to wish Betty good luck with her surgery. I might be in NYC Saturday and if so I will drop in to check on her for the blog nation.

Now, getting to the title of my post... it leaked yesterday that Al Franken will run for US Senate in 2008. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2839573 So, if you are unlike me and actually know how to write a check (a skill which I am yet to master), I suggest you do so imminently.

Franken is a great man who I believe would make a good Senator (especially in this political climate). And while he might not have the experience of such beloved heroes as Jim Webb (joke), he knows his stuff and would represent the Left I'm sure in a more faithful manner than "Democrats" like Webb and Casey.

Finally, even if you don't want to write a check to Al, at least tell your friends from Minnesota to give him their vote...God knows he'll need it. He might not have the vote of the real Barack, but he's got this Obamarama's support.

6 comments:

betty said...

obamarama,

thank you so much for your warm wishes, they mean the world. please do come say hi on saturday! we might be going to boston in the afternoon, so give us a call.

as for your post, i think that al franken would be a great senator. seriously. if jesse ventura and sonny bono can get into influential office, why can't he?

Nancy D., Girl Detective said...

I don't know enough about the man to say if he would be a good senator. But certainly our money could be directed to more efficient causes than to a celebrity who has lots of well connected and rich friends?

obamarama said...

Nancy, should one then suppose that you won't be donating to Hillary Clinton?

Nancy D., Girl Detective said...

Indeed.

Nancy D., Girl Detective said...

Okay, I definitely have no plans to make any political contributions, at least not until the general election, and probably not then either. But I do say it makes more sense to contribute money to someone running for a national election that will effect everyone than to a celebrity candidate in some state you don't live in, even if he will be great and even if it's a swing state. If not for any other reason, then because a national campaign requires a lot more money, and a lot more contributors, due to campaign finance law.

Nancy D., Girl Detective said...

Okay, I definitely have no plans to make any political contributions, at least not until the general election, and probably not then either. But I do say it makes more sense to contribute money to someone running for a national election that will effect everyone than to a celebrity candidate in some state you don't live in, even if he will be great and even if it's a swing state. If not for any other reason, then because a national campaign requires a lot more money, and a lot more contributors, due to campaign finance law.