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Party Like It's 2006?

With the news that Sen. Mark Dayton has decided against running for another term next year, Dems are worried about holding this must-hold seat, and beginning to mull over other potential candidates. So let's consider the ideal candidate profile: a Minnesotan with high name ID, smarts, charisma, a good work ethic, appeal across party lines and outside political circles, and enough dough to self-finance a lavish race. Put it in the computer and you've got: that's right, His Purple Badness, Prince! Wonder where he is on Social Security? Josh Marshall, call your office.