Appearing last night on Fox News for an interview with Sean Hannity, Norm Coleman made an interesting appeal for money: That he can win this race if “good Americans” contribute to help him pay his legal bills, versus the lefties out there who support Al Franken:
“Sean, this recount is an expensive proposition. Al Franken’s got George Soros, he’s got MoveOn.org. I need just good Americans to contribute,” said Coleman (emphasis his own). “ColemanForSenate.com, www.ColemanForSenate.com. It’s an expensive proposition. Don’t let George Soros, MoveOn.com or the far left buy this race.”
A few Republicans got in trouble in the 2008 elections for using phrases like “real Americans” to describe their supporters. But now that the election is over, and this is purely about courting the base and bringing in the necessary cash, Republicans can really say whatever they want.