Al Franken’s Parody of Al Gore Might Best the Original

by Ryan on December 19, 2008

in Election 2008,Politics

How about mixing some math and politics on this snowy Friday evening? 

Problem: If an election goes into overtime because it’s too close, what two possible outcomes are likely to emerge?

1.  If [the Republican] is behind, the people have spoken and [he/she] concedes after the initial recount has taken place.

2.  If [the Democrat] is behind, something is amiss and any number of recounts MUST take place until they find enough votes to have [the Democrat] win.

Now, just plug in the names of the Minnesota Senate race and we have Al Franken’s attempted parody of Al Gore at the expense of Republican Norm Coleman!  This one may even be more successful than the original.  Please remember that Al Gore is the notable exception to this mathematical constant since too much background radiation (read: “reality”) got in the way, hence stymieing the predicted results. 

Al Franken, however, is trying to pull off what Gore couldn’t but Washington Governor Christine Gregoire did:  keep recounting the votes until you ”find” enough to end up the winner.  After being behind since Election Day, Franken is suddenly ahead after the latest round of recount interpretations. 

I was not prescient when I predicted this inevitable possibility on November 11 because no special skill was needed other than simple political math.  It’s looking worse and worse for Coleman, but stranger things have happened — the  air-tight recount formula is not always correct, but our best people are working on it.

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Sal December 19, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Ann Coulter outlines the history of Democrats stealing close elections. Seems they’ve been doing it for quite a long time. Anyone remember the last time a Republican won an election by a recount changing the results?

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