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Donna Brazile: Why Not Al Franken for President in 2016?

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile listed independent senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Democratic senator Al Franken of Minnesota as potential Democratic candidates who could challenge Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination in 2016. “I’ve been getting tweets about Al Franken, Senator Al Franken,” Brazile said on ABC’s This Week. “Again, someone is thinking about it, Joe Biden has already thought it over, but we’ll see what happens in the next couple of weeks.” Earlier on Sunday morning, Brazile tweeted “Why Not Al Franken in 2016?” with a link to an Esquire piece that discussed the likelihood that the Minnesota senator might enter the race.

Franken, a comedian known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the author of the book Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, wrote a satirical book in 2000 about a Franken presidency titled Why Not Me? In the book, Franken’s presidency is a disaster and he is forced to resign after 144 days. In real life, some Democrats who want to find a liberal who could challenge a potential Clinton candidacy seem to think Franken would be a good choice.

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