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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-26-08 04:02 PM
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Why Not Al Gore?
Saturday, April 26, 2008


If, as the Clinton campaign seems to argue, that it doesn't matter who has won the most primaries and caucuses, or has the most delegates, or the most popular votes, then why shouldn't the superdelegates vote for someone who hasn't even announced, say someone like Al Gore?

Al Gore has been on three tickets that won the popular vote in an election. He has the more experience than either Clinton or Obama. He was against the Iraq War from the start. He was way ahead of the curve on the crisis of global warming. He has won the Nobel Prize. In short, he is a much candidate than Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

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If there was an alternative to Obama other than Clinton, and if that alternative emerged relatively soon, the tone of the battle for the Democratic nomination would change dramatically. Clinton couldn't engate in a plan to tear down Obama because tearing him down wouldn't necessarily mean than she would get the nomination. Tearing down a candidate in a three-way race can result in votes going to the candidate who is not being either attacked or attacking.

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http://mcdac.blogspot.com/2008/04/why-not-al-gore.html

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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-27-08 09:07 AM
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1. indeed !!
why not! I say, old chap, why not INDEED!!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-27-08 10:59 AM
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2. No reason why NOT; plenty of reasons WHY.
I'm going to write him in on my ballot May 20th.

I played with the idea of voting for HRC, to do my part to prevent Obama from gaining enough delegates to wrap it up, leaving the door open for this possibility.

I'd rather not, though, as I don't want HRC to BE the nominee, and I'd rather vote FOR someone than against someone.

Is anything in the works for a write-in campaign in the upcoming states?
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 05:30 PM
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3. I'm doing the same
but for a slightly different reason. Obama was my final fallback until I read that he will vote to confirm general Betrayus.

That's (at least) two votes for Al Gore in Oregon!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 07:36 PM
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4. Good to hear!
:toast:
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rodbailey Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 08:17 PM
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5. Yes,
Farrell Seiler (NH fellow who was trying to coordinate a write-in effort in NH way back when) has now hooked up with some people in Montana (up-coming primary - not sure about the date) and, apparently the group even has a store-front location in Bozeman. They are urging folks there to do a write-in on Gore and he seems to have picked up some decent support for it. I'm not sure whether he's going out there or not. He had spoken earlier about going out to OR, but I think decided Montana was perhaps more fruitful because of the smaller population and a couple of good sized college towns that might be attracted to the idea of a Gore candidacy. Farrell figures the worst Gore can do is place third (sort of a joke, really), and thinks (although I don't suspect it will happen) that if he beat Hillary and came in second, the top would blow off someone's head. I've got a very good friend with family out in Butte and I'm going to check in with him sometime and see if his family out there is picking up any hints of the Gore write-in effort.
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