Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken:
At 10:30 a.m., with the remaining nine precincts counted, and Coleman’s margin now 725 votes, Norm held a press conference and declared himself the winner. When asked what he would do if he were in my place, Coleman was very clear. “I would step back. I just think the need for the healing process is so important. The possibility of any change of this magnitude in the voting system we have is so remote.”
So, in the interest of “healing,” Norm had decided that were he behind, he would step back. It wouldn’t be long before Norm would reverse himself and take the “anti-healing” position.