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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-05-07 05:49 PM
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Action alert -- If you support Gore, need people to write LTTEs to the Detroit News
Edited on Wed Sep-05-07 05:56 PM by SharonRB
In today's Detroit News, there is an article entitled "Seven questions about the 2008 campaign." Here's a link to the article and the text of #5 that requires a response. We need to tell them loud and clear that there is much yearning for Gore to enter the race.

I'm getting ready to write my letter now. I'd love to see them get letters from all over the country!
Write them at: letters@detnews.com

Sharon

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070...

5 . Is it too late for Al Gore or Newt Gingrich to get into the race?

Yes. Not that they couldn't jump in. But the prospects do not look bright for either.

"It's not too late for Al Gore and Newt to get in, but it's certainly too late for either of them to win," Newhouse said.

The entry into the race by former senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee means far less room for Gingrich, and the former House speaker carries very high negatives. Gore has significant popularity among Democrats, but because Democrats are happy with their candidates, there is no real yearning for him to enter.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-07 09:29 AM
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1. Here's my letter
Yearning for Al Gore

In question #5 in your article "Seven questions about 2008 campaign" on September 5, 2007, you state that "...but because Democrats are happy with their candidates, there is no real yearning for him (Al Gore) to enter." This couldn't be farther from the truth. I've been working in the Draft Gore movement since January of this year, and there are thousands upon thousands of people all over the country who are, in fact, yearning for him to enter the race. Even if they are currently supporting other Democratic candidates, many of these people will switch their support to Gore the minute he jumps in. The WXYZ/Detroit News poll of a few weeks ago that shows him in the lead when he is included in the poll proves this. Among the netroots, in particular, there is enormous support and yearning for him to run. He is the favored candidate on every major progressive blog and Web site by far.

Although the Democrats have a good field from which to choose, none of the current candidates have the entire package like Al Gore does -- each of them has some flaw. Al Gore gets it -- from global warming to the war in Iraq to health care, he is the strongest candidate on all of the issues and the most electable in the general election. As seen in his book, "The Assault on Reason," he understands what these past six years have done to our country and what we have to do to help heal ourselves and our reputation around the world.

We, and the world, need Al Gore.
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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-09-07 09:54 PM
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2. Here is the letter I just sent.
I dont care what any pundit says. If Mr. Gore were to jump into the races in time to hit the ground running in terms of fundraising, I think it would change the whole course of the upcoming 2008 presidential race. Gore has the clout from his work on environmental issues, and the experience he gained from his defeat (supposed) in 2000. Because the Republicans really dont have a strong field with a true front-runner, a uniting force such as Gore would be a formidable foe.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-09-07 10:15 PM
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3. Thanks, maddog
I find it usually takes a week or two for them to print my letters, but eventually I think every one I've written has been in the paper. By the time I read it, though, I usually go, "Hmmm...that sounds familiar, but I don't know from where." Then I see my name under it and realize it's a letter I wrote weeks ago and forgot about. I sure hope this one makes it in in the next week or so.
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