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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 09:15 AM
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43. " ... a passionate, single-minded desire to occupy the office ..." for what purpose?
At this point in his career, it appears that Al does not simply love his country, he wants to save our world. And there is no better position from which to make a difference than in the Oval Office.

Nixon wanted power.
Carter wanted a pulpit.
Reagan wanted a stage.
The Bushes wanted keys to the vault.
Clinton wanted a ....
Gore wants to make a real and lasting difference.

I hope that is enough to propel him into the fray. If he believes he's above it, the rest of us are properly fucked.

Thanks for your OP, 'cause it motivated me to post mine.

I hope they were both thought-provoking. Discouraged or hopelessly hopeful, I am glad we both love our country and that we both want Cool Hand Al to run.
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     - " ... a passionate, single-minded desire to occupy the office ..." for what purpose?  Fly by night   Oct-16-07 09:15 AM   #43 
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