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Wed Dec 17, 2014, 04:17 PM

Al Franken Realizes Mid-Sentence That He's Endorsing Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | By Paige Lavender

Posted: 12/16/2014 5:28 pm EST

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, even if he didn't realize it at first.

"I think that Hillary would make a great president. I haven't announced that I am supporting her, but -- does this count? I guess? Maybe this counts," Franken said in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday.

When asked if he felt he needed to see other potential candidates before endorsing Clinton, who has yet to declare she's running, Franken said he's ready for her to make a move. "I think that Iím ready for Hillary," Franken said. "I think that we've not had someone this experienced, this tough, and she's very, very impressive."

Franken's endorsement came hours after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) announced he has "decided to actively explore" a presidential run.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 04:19 PM

1. Kind of tough to formally endorse some one who has yet to declare.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 04:26 PM

2. Considering the viewership of MSNBC...

and his satirical nature, he may have just been musing "Does this count?" like the sound a falling tree makes in the woods if no one is there to hear it?

Oh, it counts, Senator Franken! We heard you!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 05:13 PM

3. Gotta love it when he falls into his comedic past.

With a wink, Al sends a message to Hillary.

Love the guy. Not so sure of Hillary in 2016, but there's still plenty of time.

R&

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