This evening Al Franken ended his four-day post-endorsement Standing Up for Minnesota tour, with a rally at the Communication Workers of America Hall in Minneapolis' Seward neighborhood. It was a beautiful sunny evening; I expected more than the hundred supporters who turned out for the event. Franken was preceded at the lectern by Jeff Hayden, Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Al's daughter Thomasin Franken. The US Senate candidate was relaxed, warm and good-humored, working the room extensively before and after his speech. His strongest rhetorical moment came when he spoke of restoring America's position in the world.