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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-29-07 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #69
71. 1. Al Gore just stated, he may not endorse anyone
Edited on Sat Sep-29-07 04:33 PM by Uncle Joe
2. Bill Clinton; with all his political skills, isn't Al Gore.

3. The world has changed as it continues to do, 2008 is not the 1990s.

4. It seems to me, I trust Al Gore's ability to use the bully pulpit more than you do.

5. The clock on the global warming climate crisis is ticking and a justice's influence can't move fast enough, particularly if that justice is outnumbered.

6. You never answered my question, who do trust as President in the White House, since apparently you don't believe Al Gore can be effective in that occupation?

The term bully pulpit was originally used by our nation's first environmental President Theodore Roosevelt and it still applies. The only reason Bush's approval ratings are as high as they are is because he is the President and the people want go give him the benefit of the doubt, otherwise he would be in the single digits.
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  -Gore is running, not for prez...it's for... Didereaux  Sep-29-07 01:33 AM   #0 
  - Is he a viable candidate?  Mythsaje   Sep-29-07 01:39 AM   #1 
  - He is a VERY viable candidate....  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 01:42 AM   #2 
     - That would be awesome...  Mythsaje   Sep-29-07 01:43 AM   #4 
     - I believe the FREEPAHS would have a fit if someone nominated Al Gore for the Supreme Court.  liberaldemocrat7   Sep-29-07 04:42 AM   #28 
  - This is an interesting thought...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-29-07 01:42 AM   #3 
  - Interesting idea.  drm604   Sep-29-07 01:47 AM   #5 
  - I prefer President Al Gore, VP John Edwards, and Supreme Court Justice Mario Cuomo  Swamp Rat   Sep-29-07 01:50 AM   #6 
  - Perfection. nt  Bluebear   Sep-29-07 02:27 AM   #10 
  - Another compelling reason for SCOTUS vs pres  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 02:02 AM   #7 
  - "Al Gore wants to be on the Supreme Court," but  anotheryellowdog   Sep-29-07 02:11 AM   #8 
  - A law degree, nor even...  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 02:22 AM   #9 
     - Well I'll be damned!  anotheryellowdog   Sep-29-07 02:32 AM   #11 
  - This is your idea,right? First we need a Dem President.  The Wielding Truth   Sep-29-07 02:38 AM   #12 
  - I suppose you...  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 02:42 AM   #13 
  - I think this deserves a kick... n/t  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 03:09 AM   #14 
  - hell YES it does  Capn Sunshine   Sep-29-07 03:10 AM   #15 
     - Hold on, do you think that Gore actually said this?  The Wielding Truth   Sep-29-07 03:15 AM   #18 
        - this is a discussion thread, right? Well this is an idea to be discussed... n/t  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 03:18 AM   #21 
        - Right.  utopiansecretagent   Sep-29-07 03:02 PM   #62 
        - .  utopiansecretagent   Sep-29-07 02:58 PM   #59 
  - I think he would need to be a lawyer.  BullGooseLoony   Sep-29-07 03:11 AM   #16 
  - see above: Law degree nor even...comment n/t  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 03:13 AM   #17 
  - Yeah....that doesn't sound right, though.  BullGooseLoony   Sep-29-07 03:15 AM   #19 
     - check it out...n/t  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 03:17 AM   #20 
     - Here's your reference to qualifications...  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 03:52 AM   #22 
     - Do you think someone who doesn't have a law degree is  BullGooseLoony   Sep-29-07 04:00 AM   #23 
        - yes, and here is why...  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 04:29 AM   #24 
           - It's never gonna happen. Sorry.  cali   Sep-29-07 04:39 AM   #26 
           - Yeh! Like Clarence Thomas. n/t  AdHocSolver   Sep-29-07 01:09 PM   #49 
           - That hasn't happened for centuries. Last time anyone on the SC  stranger81   Sep-29-07 07:03 AM   #35 
              - and you should do more reading such as...  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 08:10 AM   #37 
     - Not all local judges are elected. Judges in  cali   Sep-29-07 04:36 AM   #25 
        - Usually judges are appointed temporarily but have to be  BullGooseLoony   Sep-29-07 04:40 AM   #27 
           - No. Not in all states.  cali   Sep-29-07 05:22 AM   #30 
              - Not in all states. But, yes, "usually."  BullGooseLoony   Sep-29-07 05:28 AM   #31 
                 - But of course that's not what you originally asserted in this thread  cali   Sep-29-07 06:50 AM   #32 
                    - But of course that's exactly what I said in the post you responded  BullGooseLoony   Sep-29-07 07:05 AM   #36 
  - there is no requirement to be a lawyer to be on the supreme court  QuestionAll   Sep-29-07 08:24 AM   #39 
  - I like the idea. Probably wouldn't happen, but he's certainly smart enough to warrant  impeachdubya   Sep-29-07 04:46 AM   #29 
  - I think a constitutional scholar such as Mario Cuomo would be a stellar Supreme.  Ninga   Sep-29-07 06:58 AM   #33 
  - He can do far more as President -- that's where he needs to be, if he wants it n/t  melody   Sep-29-07 07:00 AM   #34 
  - Don't you think he is missing something? How about a LAW DEGREE?  ThomWV   Sep-29-07 08:18 AM   #38 
  - so what? it's not a requirement to be on the court.  QuestionAll   Sep-29-07 08:25 AM   #40 
  - I think that that point is what makes this thread so interesting...  Didereaux   Sep-29-07 08:34 AM   #42 
  - You may very well be right. It's certainly a great idea. nt  blondeatlast   Sep-29-07 08:27 AM   #41 
  - if that is the back door deal  fenriswolf   Sep-29-07 10:47 AM   #43 
  - Now that's an interesting angle I had never considered....  Pachamama   Sep-29-07 10:53 AM   #44 
  - NOT going to happen.  rosesaylavee   Sep-29-07 11:01 AM   #45 
  - And being president of the military industrial complex wouldn't demand that?  RestoreGore   Sep-29-07 11:20 AM   #47 
  - Not for life it wouldn't and being on Scotus is not the bully pulpit of the Presidency.  Uncle Joe   Sep-29-07 02:16 PM   #53 
     - None of the candidates  rosesaylavee   Sep-29-07 02:41 PM   #55 
     - The  Uncle Joe   Sep-29-07 02:48 PM   #57 
        - There is always the 'write in' capability too.  rosesaylavee   Sep-29-07 03:09 PM   #63 
           - Ever since the selection of 2000,  Uncle Joe   Sep-29-07 03:20 PM   #65 
     - The candidate AL GORE ENDORSES  RestoreGore   Sep-29-07 04:07 PM   #69 
        - 1. Al Gore just stated, he may not endorse anyone  Uncle Joe   Sep-29-07 04:21 PM   #71 
           - You stated the presidency was THE bully pulpit to raise this issue  RestoreGore   Sep-29-07 04:51 PM   #74 
              - The bully pulpit is the position, not the individual.  Uncle Joe   Sep-29-07 05:17 PM   #75 
  - Agreed  Me.   Sep-29-07 01:49 PM   #52 
     - Right.  rosesaylavee   Sep-29-07 02:39 PM   #54 
     - Why "assign" him to anything?  RestoreGore   Sep-29-07 04:08 PM   #70 
  - I could live with this too!  RestoreGore   Sep-29-07 11:10 AM   #46 
  - Total Fantasy  The River   Sep-29-07 01:02 PM   #48 
  - Not if he were a UN Environmental Ambassador  RestoreGore   Sep-29-07 04:24 PM   #72 
  - He would also make a great addition to any Cabinet  WakeMeUp   Sep-29-07 01:20 PM   #50 
  - don't you have to have at least a law degree  TheDoorbellRang   Sep-29-07 01:29 PM   #51 
  - Technically you don't have to have a law degree  tammywammy   Sep-29-07 02:59 PM   #60 
  - According to people close to Gore & deeply involved in the Draft Gore Movement - I disagree  debbierlus   Sep-29-07 02:44 PM   #56 
  - Kewl. You're my new friend.  utopiansecretagent   Sep-29-07 03:12 PM   #64 
  - Dying To Hear The Full Rundown  Me.   Sep-29-07 03:41 PM   #66 
  - Well I hope for once we then actually see some real names being mentioned  RestoreGore   Sep-29-07 04:03 PM   #68 
  - Did it ever occur to you that he is keeping quiet as a strategy  debbierlus   Sep-30-07 07:43 AM   #76 
     - I wasn't talking about him. I was talking about people like yourself  RestoreGore   Sep-30-07 11:44 AM   #77 
  - please email me when you post this...  stlsaxman   Sep-30-07 11:52 AM   #79 
  - "Al Gore wants to be on the Supreme Court!"  utopiansecretagent   Sep-29-07 02:54 PM   #58 
  - It's only a discussion point....  Didereaux   Sep-30-07 11:50 AM   #78 
  - No, he's not running for president or SCOTUS  tammywammy   Sep-29-07 03:00 PM   #61 
  - Yes, I think he will too, because those who serve their conscience serve well  RestoreGore   Sep-29-07 03:58 PM   #67 
  - Personally I'd prefer him as president or as an independent force for change with global warming...  calipendence   Sep-29-07 04:39 PM   #73 
 

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