Norm Coleman a little too close to the Bush administration for your liking, but Al Franken too much of a hard left liberal for you to pull the lever for him? How about a nice Minnesota moderate instead? A man with experience in government and history of playing it right down the middle? How about Arne Carlson for US Senate? On the DFL ticket???
Sounds a bit crazy, but I just got done responding to a rather lengthy (almost nineteen minutes) phone survey on the Minnesota Senate race that raised just that possibility. Most of the questions involved Franken and Coleman, but Carlson's name was mentioned at various places and twice I was asked who I would vote for between Republican Norm Coleman and DFLer Arne Carlson.
I wasn't aware that Carlson had formally switched parties, but if he does jump in on the DFL side it will make an already interesting race a pure political barn burner. Of course, there's also the rumor that Jesse Ventura might get back into the political ring by entering the Senate race as an independent. In that case, it would be a cage match of epic proportions.