According to a “senior Democratic official�? from Minnesota, Stuart Smalley (talk show host, self help guru, and member of several twelve-step programs), has decided to run for U.S. Senate in Minnesota in 2008. The anonymous mouthpiece, who did not want to be identified because Smalley has not yet made an announcement, claimed that during a recent one on one conversation with Smalley, “He told me he was running.”

It has been reported that Smalley has been calling members of the Minnesota congressional delegation to get their input on a run, and he broke the news this week that he would be leaving his show on Air America Radio on Feb. 14, telling all 6 listeners that he would be making a decision on a race soon.

Mr. Smalley was unavailable for an interview today, however he did respond to an email I sent, in which I asked him if he would either confirm or deny that he was going to make a play for first-term senator Republican Norm Coleman’s seat in the Senate. Smalley simply said, “Why not? I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.”

You can also see what people are saying about this development at Hot Air and at the WizBang Blog-HERE and HERE or skip all of that and take a peek at whats posted over at Joe’s Place.