I went to the big Obama rally at the U of M the other day, and got to stand very close to The President as he gave a most excellent speech (yes, I'm an unapologetic liberal... we can still be friends, right?). But the highlight as far as I was concerned was Al Franken. Anyone who thinks he's just a stupid comic has never listened to him; he's an amazing historian, orator and general policy wonk, which is unsurprising when you consider, among other things, that he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard. But he's also damn funny, and really got the crowd going. Also, I enjoyed the hoisting of the happy baby.