Video: "Hi, I'm Al Franken and I'm running for the United States Senate"

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I thought he did a good job (from a PR standpoint) of getting his message across. He starts with a heartwarming tearjerker and ends with a nice “progressive” message. It’s obvious that he’s pretending to tone down and unfortunately, some of the electorate in Minnesota will fall for it. It was also clear he either got personal lessons from Bill Clinton or watched some tape. Watch for the perfect timing of eye squints and lip usage.

More: Here’s what I mean about toning down: