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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:59 PM
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Al Gore is for me, and I will tell you why...and you can share too.
Al Gore is a brilliant man, a good man, a great leader, he's for the environment, he's a thinker, he is more personable than ever...and I like him.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:01 PM
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1. He did a great job streamlining government & cutting waste.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:57 PM by bushmeat
I fell asleep reading his book though.

/edit ok I would go for Al in 08!
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VPStoltz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:08 PM
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9. Remember when The Chimp blasted him for wanting to add...
get this 44,000 "bureaucrats" to the payroll. The Chimp later set up the Office of Homeland Security with no less than 170,000 bureaucrats still on the payroll.
I have a novel idea for next time - let the person with the most votes win!
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:18 PM
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10. I think the backyard BBQ test will be less important next time around
Look what it got us this time.
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Brundle_Fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:01 PM
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2. and he already won
and deserves his term!
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Emillereid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:02 PM
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3. I too am leaning in his direction since he found his voice and moral core.
Besides I think it would be poetic justice for him to come back and win in '08 a la Nixon -- assuming he can win by a large enough margin to offset the repuke stealing!
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:03 PM
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4. I'd hope that people would see him and compare him favorable...
against B*. Just think how different our world and country would be today if he had actually been given his rightfully-won position as President of the United States.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:03 PM
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5. I would support Al Gore over any of the other currently bandied about...
...potentials without a moments hesitation. For god's sake, we NEED a "policy wonk". We need someone who knows what they are doing. Hell, Bush had to go to Texas to see how the state and local governments do things. HE WAS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS FOR TWO TERMS. What, did he effin forget due to being a drug-addled boozer?

I'd trust Al Gore to fix the mess Bush has gotten us into.
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cornfedyank Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:04 PM
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6. what was his gpa?....please tell me it was at least a b.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:06 PM
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7. Love Gore
But not as a Presidential candidate. We need to run someone that can win a state or two south of the Mason-Dixon.
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BlueJac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:06 PM
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8. He won the election of 2000 and is the President elect
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:23 PM
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11. Yes, there is that...he is the last elected President we have...
I love your avatar or whatever that is - Bush is Satan.
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BlueJac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:25 PM
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12. ty
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mithnanthy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:32 PM
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13. I trust Al Gore...
to lead our country in the right direction, for a change. He has great vision. I love the man!
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:22 PM
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14. Me too. I don't trust the lying lunatic * and his people with
anything...not my life, not my safety, not my property, not my Earth, nothing, I trust this administration with NOTHING!
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calmblueocean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:32 PM
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15. Wouldn't it be great to see Gore's inauguration?
Can you imagine what that day would be like? That would mean so much to me. You can never fix the calamity, the utter disaster that Bush's reign has been, you can never take back the crime of his being allowed to assume the office of the president, but knowing that the man who really *did* win that Election Day in November of 2000 was finally being sworn into the office he'd earned...

Just imagining it makes me feel elated. Better than Christmas.

Here's hoping!
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:55 PM
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35. Yes it would be like waking up after the long nightmare of Pottersville.
Merry Christmas in 2008. :)
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The Kicker Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:45 PM
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16. I saw Mr. Gore in 1992
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 PM by The Kicker
He spoke at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. It was the first time I ever went to listen to a politician speak. It was a great experience. The auditorium was overflowing. I was at the back and still got eye contact. My gut feeling was "This is a trustworthy man". I voted for President-elect Gore in 2000 and I will definitely vote for him again if he decides to run.

edit:typo
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mbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:09 PM
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36. Just hoping he steps up to the plate
to claim what's rightfully his!
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:15 AM
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17. RE-ELECT PRESIDENT GORE!!
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:50 AM
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26. Gore running for president again would make me very happy
He won before and he could do it again.

-I was for a Gore/Feingold ticket until Feingold decided to vote for Roberts.
-I would love a Gore/Dean ticket but we need Dean as the head of the DNC so they can't sabotage a third election.
-Gore/Lieberman - puke.
-Gore/ McCain - Gore would be dead within 6 months because the right will do anything to be in power and they know they can count on one of their nut job fanatics to do the job.
_Gore/?
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:32 PM
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33. Gore/Hillary would be kind of poetic justice.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:40 AM
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40. Gore/Clark......that would work.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:10 PM
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47. I would take Al Gore and Elmer Fudd at this point,
even Elmer would be an improvement over Cheney.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:35 AM
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18. If we can have the Al Gore of today, I'll take him
but if the handlers turn him back into what they created for the last Gore election, no thanks. Come to think of it, I want the handlers for all of the Dem candidates to be fired. They suck.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:13 AM
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28. I would like to second your proposal:
"Handlers for all of the Dem candidates to be fired."

Spot ON.

:kick:
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:49 AM
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19. Al Gore will always have my vote
He is smart and honest. The stolen 2000 election was devastating for this country.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:53 AM
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20. Re-Elect Gore - 8 More Years!
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:57 AM
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21. My biggest hope is that he runs in '08 - the Presidency is rightfully his
It's going to take a superhero to reverse all the damage done by the Bush admin, and Al Gore is that man! :thumbsup:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:22 AM
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22. And not that this is the most important quality...
But he is truly able to laugh at himself (watch the SNL he hosted for an example), unlike the dipshit in office right now who only laughs when mentioning torture and rape rooms.
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drummo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:40 AM
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39. and WMD which cannot be found under the table -- how odd
Gore would never ever joke about that
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:55 AM
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23. he always was funny, they just didn't pu that part on the teevee
although i was sorry that he ran away from bill, i can understand why he did. he can make clean elections an issue in a way that no one else can. think about the jokes about being re-elected that he can tell. it will shine a whole new light on it for the doubters.
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CantGetFooledAgain Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:56 AM
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24. People would need to be educated to the fact
...that Gore actually won in 2000. I suspect that there are many in this country that don't get it yet. Once a significant number of these people could be introduced to the facts surrounding that travesty, they would draw the connection to the disastrous 8 years that followed being the result of a great crime agains the American people, and a huge number of them would clamor to restore President Gore to his rightful place at the head of government.

Under the right conditions, Gore could be a shoo-in for President in '08. Especially if the Republican party continues to implode at the current rate.

Al Gore deserves to be President and if he wants it, I will support him.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:44 AM
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25. And he also never sold out to the Republicans
Like Hillary, Kerry, etc. did on the war.
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:29 AM
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27. He has the moral authority,
the brains and the sheer strength of character that will be REQUIRED, should we manage to get through this Bush Occupation intact.

We are going to need another Lincoln, and Al Gore is the only person on the horizon who even begins to fit the bill.

Throughout this ordeal, he has been oftentimes the ONLY politician willing to stand up and say the hard truths. The Iraq War Resolution, he was there, opposing it. Election 2004, he was there, speaking the truth about voter suppression and dirty tricks.

There are still many truths about our dire situation that remain unspoken. I trust his judgment on when and how to speak them.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:13 PM
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48. I agree and well said. n/t
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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:30 AM
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29. I love Al Gore & would vote for him in a heartbeat!
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 11:41 AM by ms liberty
I say it is his fate to win the Presidency - and SERVE - in 2008, for 8 years...Here's why
First he was an elected member of the House of Representatives for 8 years.
Then he was an elected member of the Senate for 8 years.
Next he was elected Vice President for 8 years.
After which he was denied his service in an election HE WON, and was out of government - for 8 years.
Today we need, we have to have, someone who can govern to solve specific issues and problems. This is Al Gore's greatest gift: when he has to tackle an issue, any issue, he soaks up info like a sponge, he processes it, and then he works on fixing it. He uses reliable experts in their field. He studies and expects to hear all sides before coming to decisions or conclusions. HE THINKS. All the Gods and Goddesses know we cannot take another president who doesn't think.
Of course, he's also been against the Iraq war from the start, wanted to keep SS safe, understood the threat from terrorism that actually does exist, cares about the environment, and on and on. He was for public financing of campaigns to shut down the corps & lobbyists waayyy before anyone else.

It's syncronicity at work, fate, karma; whatever you call it - finally - THIS IS AL GORE'S TIME. I believe it.

In the interests of full disclosure, I add that he is one of the sexiest men on the planet. Brains, looks, a kind and loving heart, and faithful - still crazy about his wife after all these years. What more could a woman ask for?
edited to correct grammer
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:47 AM
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30. Kick n/t
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:53 PM
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31. Al Gore empowered us, and I would trust him with my life.
He championed the creation that amplified and equalized our voices. He recognized that global warming was a national and global security threat at least 15 years ago. I believe these two examples of his leadership are precisely the reasons that the corpwhorate owned MSM trashed him with their "War Against Gore". Al Gore in 08, 12, 16, 20 or any other year that he decides to run.
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SnowGoose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:57 PM
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32. I don't give a rat's ass about his 'image'
The fact of the matter is that the man is smart and decent and capable.

He's the right man for the job, screw the pundits, screw the right wing echo chamber, screw the image-makers.

I think the American people are ready to look past image and seek *competence*. It's been a long time coming, but most have come to understand the consequences of having an 'empty suit' up there, regardless of how affable an image he projects.

I'll work my ass off for Al, should he decide to run.
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drummo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:38 AM
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38.  SnowGoose, you are a brain, man! Agree with every word.
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kid a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:43 PM
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34. GORE08 - Waiting for my sticker
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:16 PM
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37. Al Gore is one of the only candidates that I would WORK for
in the National election. At this point I am going to try to keep the 'Pukes from stealing my state (MD). But I could be convinced to help out in the Presidential campaign if Gore gets into the race.
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:48 AM
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41. Al Gore acted more like a President during Katrina
than the little fraud occupying the office now. My only hope if he runs again is he will get people working for him who won't hold him back. No more Donna "Karl Rove is my buddy" Brazille!
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:53 AM
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42. Can he defeat Diebold ?
I will vote for any Dem candidate that can do that.
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converted_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:01 PM
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43. One word...Integrity. n/t
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:35 PM
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44. I've been saying this for months now
Gore's the man. All we need do is re-play his concession speech from 2000. In a few eloquent words, he displayed more presidential qualities than anyone in my memory.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:06 PM
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45. Gore won the 2000 Election, which was stolen by a judicial coup!
We must begin to put the country right by putting the rightful President in the White House. Gore will not have idiots like Donna Brazille or that loser Bob Schrum running his campaign.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:55 PM
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49. I will never get over what the "High Court" did in 2000 - they had
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:55 PM by texpatriot2004
NO right and they didn't belong in the voting side of things.

And John Roberts helped them.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:49 PM
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46. Al Gore is a leader, a great man, and no doubt one of the best Democrats
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:49 PM by shance
Washington has ever seen.

There are so many examples of his amazing mind and his caring demeanor. New Orleans is simply the latest.

Of course, the mere fact that the media has never liked him and attacks him for everything including breathing, should indicate to everyone of his greatness and strong moral character. Anyone Democrat they choose to endlessly badger I know is a champion.
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