Now that Al Franken is leading in the Minnesota Senate recount and Norm Coleman’s chances of keeping his seat looks slim, I’d like to remind you all of what Norm said the morning of November 5, 2008. The Republican activists at the Associated Press called the race for Norm despite the certain prospects that we’d be headed to a recount. Of course, the AP uncalled the race later that day.
“Yesterday the voters spoke. We prevailed,” Coleman said Wednesday at a news conference. He noted Franken could opt to waive the recount.
“It’s up to him whether such a step is worth the tax dollars it will take to conduct,” Coleman said, telling reporters he would “step back” if he were in Franken’s position.
The time has come, Norm, for you to take your own advice. You should step back and “let the healing process begin.” You should save your remaining campaign funds for defending yourself against the FBI corruption investigation.