And the recount hasn't even begun. Yes we can!
My friend Terry Gydesen is a photographer/filmmaker who once upon a time followed behind Paul and Sheila Wellstone, documenting Paul's improbable rise to the US senate. Many of the photos of Paul and Sheila that you've seen over the years are Terry's. The University of Minnesota Press published a book of her photos, Twelve Years and Thirteen Days: Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone.
Recently she's been following the Franken campaign. The photo above is one of hers, taken from her blog, Terrygydesen.com.
There are differences between the two men, but many similarities as well -- including a passion for fighting for the little guy (and gal) and a fierce love for their wives and children. Like Paul and Sheila, Al and Franni are rarely apart. Read more for the link to Terry's photo du jour.
Al helped Paul win elections, Paul adored him. One of Al's motivations for seeking this senate seat was to win it back for Paul. That can still happen.
Terry's photo today is a moving reminder of Paul and Sheila and their legacy. It's also a weeper.
While you're at it, scroll through her daily photos which chronicle election night, Al Franken's race, along with a few juicy photos of Norm and his supporters. Creeeepy.