By Mike Bruno
Updated November 05, 2008 at 05:52 PM EST

Now that we’ve got all this Obama stuff out of the way, let’s turn our attention to another landmark race this election year: Al Franken’s attempt to become the first comedian-turned-national politician. As of this morning, it looks like Franken, who is trying to unseat Minnesota’s Republican incumbent Senator Norm Coleman, may wind up in a recount, as the two remain deadlocked this morning. For much of the race, it didn’t seem like Franken really had a chance, but most pundits say the economic crisis helped the Democratic comedian pull even as October rolled around. While that makes fine sense to me, I can’t help but wonder if the fact that Saturday Night Live (Franken’s old stomping ground) became such a factor this October also made a difference for Franken. And speaking of comedians going pol, SNL politics, and barrier-breaking elections, anyone wanna buy a “Fey 2016” button?

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