Wisconsin GOP congressman draws attention for comments foreseeing Franken win

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is drawing attention today for telling CBS’ Katie Couric last night that “most of us” think Al Franken is going to win.
COURIC: Well, if Al Franken wins, if Al Franken wins …

RYAN: Yeah, most of us think that that’s going to happen.

Obviously, Ryan’s musings will have no bearing on who ultimately wins the race for Minnesota’s remaining open Senate seat. But, still, at a time when Republican leaders have been chanting for Coleman to keep up the good fight — it just didn’t look good.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Mark Gisleson on 04/30/2009 - 05:02 pm.

    Not all that surprising. Ryan is pretty far right, and the Republican right has never been enchanted by Norm Coleman.

  2. Submitted by Ross Williams on 04/30/2009 - 07:17 pm.

    I fail to see how someone stating the obvious has any significance. Suspension of disbelief is required to enjoy any theater, including political theater. That doesn’t always need to preclude living in reality. Its obvious to anyone with any sense that, in the real world outside the theater, Franken is likely going to be the next Senator from Minnesota.

  3. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 04/30/2009 - 08:18 pm.

    What’s obvious to most of us is not always obvious to the Republican party; this is a refreshing bit of rationality.

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