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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-16-07 08:21 AM
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99. This is perhaps the most inane comment I've ever read on DU.
Please. If you're trying to make the case for Gore, you simply could not have chosen a more ridiculous defense.

Gore was a virtual INCUMBENT and couldn't defeat a bungling loser. He was handed the nomination by a president with a 60%+ approval, and still dropped the ball...against a candidate that was substantially less impressive, polished, and qualified than he was in 2004 (not that he was any great shakes then, either). For chrissakes, his campaign was focussed on distancing himself from a popular, effective president. Is that not one of the stupidest strategies imaginable?

In all seriousness, Gore's defeat (or tie) in 2000, from the position he was in, is far more embarrassing than Kerry's loss to an incumbent during a war.
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  -Reuters: No Al Gore in U.S Presidential race whometense  Jan-15-07 02:34 PM   #0 
  - This is very sad, as I liked Gore, and he's better than the big 3  beachmom   Jan-15-07 02:35 PM   #1 
  - Don't worry the headline is completely misleading.  Admiral Loinpresser   Jan-15-07 05:42 PM   #75 
     - Get a grip!! This may not be accurate.  peabody71   Jan-16-07 09:30 AM   #104 
  - I'm sorry that this is his decision  eleny   Jan-15-07 02:37 PM   #2 
  - I am sorry in a way, but he can accomplish so much more in  monmouth   Jan-15-07 02:37 PM   #3 
  - I was hoping until middle summer for Gore, until I realized he would not run.  illinoisprogressive   Jan-15-07 02:37 PM   #4 
  - *sigh*  Greeby   Jan-15-07 02:38 PM   #5 
  - I Am Very Sad To Hear This  Dinger   Jan-15-07 02:39 PM   #6 
  - Maybe there will be a role for him at the United Nations.... NT  MADem   Jan-15-07 02:39 PM   #7 
  - Bush will never appoint him to anything,  whometense   Jan-15-07 02:42 PM   #13 
     - I'm talking come 08, when BushCo is banished. NT  MADem   Jan-15-07 02:46 PM   #21 
  - Dammit! I think he's humanity's only real hope!  Emillereid   Jan-15-07 02:39 PM   #8 
  - I disagree.  whometense   Jan-15-07 02:41 PM   #12 
  - Gimme a break. Kerry is a lost cause. He's finished.  Emillereid   Jan-15-07 02:54 PM   #28 
  - We disagree!  Mass   Jan-15-07 03:23 PM   #43 
  - i disagree, Never count Kerry out! n/t  wisteria   Jan-15-07 03:40 PM   #53 
  - lol  Pastiche423   Jan-15-07 02:55 PM   #29 
  - Kerry couldn't even defeat a bungling loser  KingFlorez   Jan-15-07 03:22 PM   #42 
  - I think Gore would disagree with you on this. n/t  wisteria   Jan-15-07 03:42 PM   #55 
  - Is that why Gore supported  Le Taz Hot   Jan-16-07 08:02 AM   #97 
     - And how did that work out for Dean?  President Jesus   Jan-16-07 08:22 AM   #100 
        - Is there an A.D.D. problem  Le Taz Hot   Jan-16-07 08:32 AM   #101 
           - Learn how to read and/or how to use the Internets  President Jesus   Jan-17-07 05:08 AM   #114 
              - Ohh, cheeky!  Le Taz Hot   Jan-17-07 06:01 AM   #115 
                 - Wrong about...what??  President Jesus   Jan-17-07 09:05 AM   #116 
                    - That's it.  Le Taz Hot   Jan-17-07 11:09 AM   #118 
                    - So you feel that Gore did no good for Kerry?  janx   Jan-17-07 12:26 PM   #121 
  - This is perhaps the most inane comment I've ever read on DU.  President Jesus   Jan-16-07 08:21 AM   #99 
     - well, you're wrong in several aspects  jahyarain   Jan-16-07 05:06 PM   #109 
        - Oh. Silly me.  President Jesus   Jan-17-07 05:02 AM   #113 
  - Really? He didn't even fight when he could have.  susanna   Jan-16-07 10:27 PM   #112 
  - It's not what you think!  Admiral Loinpresser   Jan-15-07 05:46 PM   #76 
  - Without a doubt.  janx   Jan-15-07 06:05 PM   #82 
  - Agreed  Nihil   Jan-15-07 06:09 PM   #84 
  - After 2000 and the way the media, the DNC, the repugs, and the SCOTUS  Botany   Jan-15-07 02:40 PM   #9 
  - Amen. n/t  whometense   Jan-15-07 02:43 PM   #15 
  - I like Al and I am sad he won't be running.  politicasista   Jan-15-07 02:40 PM   #10 
  - I may be in denial, but I do not see where he specifically says he will not  Phredicles   Jan-15-07 02:40 PM   #11 
  - He doesn't say so in the video, that's true.  whometense   Jan-15-07 02:44 PM   #16 
  - Perhaps he's being smoked out...  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-07 02:47 PM   #22 
  - You make a good point. USA Today is the Newspaper that would try  KoKo01   Jan-15-07 02:56 PM   #30 
     - I Googled for Gore news and only Reuters is carrying the "no run" story...  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-07 03:02 PM   #34 
        - That's what I see here.  drm604   Jan-15-07 03:18 PM   #40 
  - I am right there with you and I don't think we are denial.  rosesaylavee   Jan-15-07 04:05 PM   #64 
     - same here  Supersedeas   Jan-16-07 02:53 PM   #107 
  - I kinda sorta figured this is how it would turn out, but I'm  gratefultobelib   Jan-15-07 02:42 PM   #14 
  - I guess the statement wasn't in the online video...  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-07 02:45 PM   #17 
  - I believe Al Gore would have easily won the Presidency in 2008 AND...........  Double T   Jan-15-07 02:45 PM   #18 
  - Je suis triste.  marmar   Jan-15-07 02:45 PM   #19 
  - Our finest--Gore, Feingold--have no desire for the bloody campaign.  Jackpine Radical   Jan-15-07 02:45 PM   #20 
  - Who would want to clean up *'s mess ? (I don't blame them either)  harun   Jan-16-07 08:33 AM   #102 
  - I don't blame him. He must really appreciate being out of politics.  applegrove   Jan-15-07 02:48 PM   #23 
  - He has my heart & vote if he ever changes his mind.  Coventina   Jan-15-07 02:49 PM   #24 
  - America loses. n/t  Mojambo   Jan-15-07 02:49 PM   #25 
  - So that's the end of it, huh?  SharonRB   Jan-15-07 02:49 PM   #26 
  - Nothing wrong w/ a women President  Botany   Jan-15-07 03:01 PM   #32 
     - Great photo of Stephanie...  regnaD kciN   Jan-15-07 09:13 PM   #91 
  - I Have ALWAYS Been A Big Gore Fan.... But If He Doesn't Want To  ChiciB1   Jan-15-07 02:51 PM   #27 
  - Al Gore has found his mission in life  Pastiche423   Jan-15-07 02:58 PM   #31 
  - What A TERRIBLE Story - It Says NOTHING Of The Sort  Edgewater_Joe   Jan-15-07 03:01 PM   #33 
  - I agree; can you anti-recommend a story?  Phredicles   Jan-15-07 03:07 PM   #36 
  - Start a separate thread..  lildreamer316   Jan-15-07 04:02 PM   #62 
     - I did:  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-07 04:35 PM   #67 
  - I agree.. See post 22 and following...n/t  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-07 03:08 PM   #37 
  - I can't play audio on my computer and therefore don't  janx   Jan-15-07 03:10 PM   #38 
  - I'm not seeing anything new in this. nt  BullGooseLoony   Jan-15-07 03:49 PM   #59 
  - Crap!  Megahurtz   Jan-15-07 03:05 PM   #35 
  - Well he should head the EPA as soon as a Dem is in power  Marnieworld   Jan-15-07 03:12 PM   #39 
  - NewsMax started this  Satbod Elder   Jan-15-07 03:21 PM   #41 
  - That figures.  janx   Jan-15-07 03:25 PM   #44 
  - Reuters released this at 2:30...4 hours before the Network News...  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-07 03:30 PM   #47 
     - And Newsmax released it at 12:40 (ET).  janx   Jan-15-07 03:35 PM   #49 
  - I was finally able to watch the video  SharonRB   Jan-15-07 03:27 PM   #46 
  - Unfortunately this is good news...  ALiberalSailor   Jan-15-07 03:27 PM   #45 
  - Darn, I just got my Re-Elect Gore button! nt  Peggy Day   Jan-15-07 03:34 PM   #48 
  - This wasn't his standard denial leaving wiggle room?  Pirate Smile   Jan-15-07 03:35 PM   #50 
  - meme chose  janx   Jan-15-07 03:36 PM   #51 
  - Exactly.  crispini   Jan-15-07 03:46 PM   #56 
  - Hopefully this is a Rev. Moon/NewsMax-started exaggerated story. (nt)  w4rma   Jan-15-07 03:37 PM   #52 
  - Look at this bit from another Reuters story, same day:  janx   Jan-15-07 03:46 PM   #57 
  - I saw that too, Janx  Satbod Elder   Jan-15-07 04:01 PM   #61 
     - The real test is whether any network or major newspaper picks up...  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-07 04:04 PM   #63 
  - This means absolutely nothing.  Admiral Loinpresser   Jan-15-07 05:37 PM   #73 
     - 12 Votes for Greatest Page!  janx   Jan-15-07 05:50 PM   #78 
  - dammit.  WindRavenX   Jan-15-07 03:41 PM   #54 
  - Don't worry. The story is misinformation.  Admiral Loinpresser   Jan-15-07 05:49 PM   #77 
     - Why is the story not credible?  Freddie Stubbs   Jan-16-07 05:41 AM   #94 
  - that really sucks  Faye   Jan-15-07 03:46 PM   #58 
  - cool vnv pic!  jahyarain   Jan-16-07 05:21 PM   #110 
     - cool  Faye   Jan-16-07 10:16 PM   #111 
  - Maybe Gore would add experience and weight to an Edwards/Gore ticket or an Obama/Gore ticket?  Czolgosz   Jan-15-07 03:51 PM   #60 
  - Why would he do that?  karynnj   Jan-15-07 05:37 PM   #74 
     - Maybe he would do that because VP is a better platform to promote  Czolgosz   Jan-15-07 06:01 PM   #81 
  - Damn.  Singular73   Jan-15-07 04:22 PM   #65 
  - Al Gore was elected our President in 2000. He was gracious when the SC  partylessinOhio   Jan-15-07 04:24 PM   #66 
  - No real new news here  fujiyama   Jan-15-07 04:37 PM   #68 
  - I admire him more than anyone alive. He is a true statesman of  MasonJar   Jan-15-07 04:39 PM   #69 
  - Would Gore Swamp His Environmental Message?  Satbod Elder   Jan-15-07 04:51 PM   #70 
  - By that logic, why would Gore swamp his message with a presidential run?  Harper_is_Bush   Jan-15-07 05:57 PM   #79 
  - As president, he could forward his message much more  janx   Jan-15-07 06:07 PM   #83 
     - your opinion. My opinion: the presidency would distract him from the message.  Harper_is_Bush   Jan-15-07 06:09 PM   #85 
  - And if I don't sign it, I'm not considered a supporter of his?  RestoreGore   Jan-16-07 02:34 PM   #105 
  - Aw, rats. n/t  Zorra   Jan-15-07 05:20 PM   #71 
  - BFEE will make such a mess why would Al want to clean it up - he already  28erl   Jan-15-07 05:22 PM   #72 
  - The man has been through enough  dmesg   Jan-15-07 05:59 PM   #80 
  - Nohing but tears from me, this world is so uncivilized they don't deserve him.  goforit   Jan-15-07 08:44 PM   #88 
  - That's his standard reply.  Miss Chybil   Jan-15-07 06:32 PM   #86 
  - Some questioning of this statement going on.  madfloridian   Jan-15-07 08:23 PM   #87 
  - Kos:We now have an entirely new story  cal04   Jan-15-07 08:47 PM   #89 
  - The press messing up a story on Al Gore? I'm shocked!  regnaD kciN   Jan-15-07 09:06 PM   #90 
  - See my post #57--another Reuters story that directly contradicts  janx   Jan-15-07 10:23 PM   #92 
     - Gore's right  SariesNightly   Jan-15-07 11:57 PM   #93 
  - Kick.  Heidi   Jan-16-07 07:23 AM   #95 
  - Reuters: Gore Says He Won't Be Candidate For President  Hissyspit   Jan-16-07 07:23 AM   #96 
  - He is truly a recovered politician  ramapo   Jan-16-07 08:14 AM   #98 
  - First things first: Oscar Campaign!  JCMach1   Jan-16-07 08:36 AM   #103 
  - Mr. Gore Is Not Up For An Oscar...  RestoreGore   Jan-16-07 02:42 PM   #106 
  - I could dredge up old links from months ago ....  Trajan   Jan-16-07 04:13 PM   #108 
     - Here's the real deal:  Admiral Loinpresser   Jan-17-07 10:52 AM   #117 
        - From Michael Feldmans lips to Gods ears.... It's OK to dream.  goforit   Jan-17-07 11:17 AM   #119 
        - That gives me some hope.  ozone_man   Jan-17-07 11:20 AM   #120 
 

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