'People Don't Care' About GOP Criticism of Kerry, Franken Says

July 7, 2008 - 8:21 PM

Boston (CNSNews.com) - Comedian Al Franken, star of the left-wing Air America radio network, said Monday that Americans weren't buying Republican criticism of Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry as an extreme liberal.

"People don't care about that," Franken told CNSNews.com as he made his way through the FleetCenter. "People don't buy that s*** any more."

Franken said it's crucial for Kerry to "sell himself" as presidential during his party's convention, which gets under way at 4 p.m. Monday.

"He needs to tell his life story. He needs to show America he can lead this country and show part of his vision," Franken said.

"I think Americans have made the decision ... a lot of Americans, enough Americans have made the decision that Bush doesn't deserve a second term," he continued. "So all he has to do is sell himself as a credible president."

Franken is one of many celebrities on hand for the Democratic National Convention. As he walked through the FleetCenter's main floor, adoring fans snapped pictures of him.

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