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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:30 PM
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Update on this Thread: The Pleasure of Meeting Helen Thomas ... Gore
Edited on Thu Jun-15-06 03:37 PM by Samantha
If you were a participant on this thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

here's my update on meeting Al Gore today and the letter I presented.

I tried to incorporate many of the sentiments posted on that thread into the letter. I stayed up late last night composing the letter from your thoughts and trying to tie it together into one cohesive communique. It was not easy. It seemed to me we needed to approach Al Gore from a different perspective so many have chosen when asking him to run. I chose a humorous approach, playing on the words he often uses: I have no plans to run in 2008. Those few words I used as a thread to humorously but respectfully tie together the sentiments DU'ers asked me to express: our deep despair, an invitation to visit this site, and an apology for not having fought harder for him in 2000. I know everyone will not be pleased but I did the best I could with the time constraints at hand and the fatigue very much setting in.

I left for Olsson's later than what I had hoped because I was editing the letter up until the last moment. When I arrived, hoards of people were gathered inside and spilled outside onto the sidewalk. I ventured inside to learn the plan. The plan involved being assigned a number and taking one's place in one of two lines. As number #187, I ended up on the sidewalk in the sweltering Washington heat 45 minutes before the scheduled arrival of Al Gore. Fortunately, I had purchased his book the day before.

Al Gore arrived at 12:01. He did briefly address the crowd, but his words could not be heard by those of us dripping sweat in the heat on the street. He then took his seat at a table. Reporters worked the line outside, asking people why they were in attendance. Television cameras inside captured the event for the evening news.

My plan was to work my way to the table and hand Al Gore the letter I had written late last night. As people from the street were ushered into Olsson's, the line outside steadily grew longer. I tried to peer through the window to catch a look at Al Gore, but my view was blocked by, no less, the back of Ralph Nader.

Six years have passed since election 2000 and Ralph Nader is STILL blocking the public's view of the real Al Gore, I cynically thought. Tired, hot, sweaty and hungry I felt ready to take a bite out of Nader's butt....

But the line moved again slowly.

Once inside, people aware of the ever-growing magnitude of getting everyone accommodated began saying, "Open your book to the third page reflecting the author's name. When you reach the table, there will be no personalization. Just signing. We have to work quickly to allow everyone an opportunity to get their books signed by Mr. Gore."

"But I have a letter," I am thinking. By damn, I have a Message for Garcia and I will deliver it!

And again the line slowly moved. People were being ushered in 50 at a time.

A table set up to announce future events held for me and readers of this thread, as well as the original thread, this coincidental announcement: HELEN THOMAS -- Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public. In the course of more than sixty years spent covering Washington politics, Helen Thomas has witnessed a raft of fundamental changes in the way the news is gathered and reported. Thomas sees a growing--and alarming--reluctance among reporters to question government spokesman and probe for the truth. Monday, June 19 at 7 PM at Olsson's.

That cinched it for me. This is a surreal experience, these last three days. I must be dreaming.

Again the line inched more closely to the table where Al Gore sat signing books.

We were cautioned by the book-signing police again, "No personalization, just book signing. We have to get everyone through the line." But I have a letter ....

The guy in front of me also had a letter. Someone from Al Gore's entourage approached and said, "Do you have a letter for Al Gore?" The "Green Peace" letterhead prominently protruded from a piece of paper stuck in his book. "Yes," the young man said. "May I take the letter? I will make sure Al Gore gets it." And so the young man surrendered the letter. I looked around, knowing my letter was folded and hidden inside "An Inconvenient Truth."

Finally, I was just a few feet from the table. I could see Al's face. I could hear him talking.

And once again, there was Ralph Nader. I watched Al sign his book.

"I don't know what Al Gore is writing in Ralph Nader's book," I said to people around me, "but I know what he should write. 'Ralph, do you see the difference between me and George Bush NOW?'" Several people laughed out loud. But I didn't think it was funny, I was serious!

"No personalization," the book-signing police again reminded us.

Having sweated my way through this experience starting Tuesday and coming so close to its culmination now, I decided I would say ONE THING to Al Gore before they dragged me away. But what would that one thing be. Three thoughts occurred.

The moment arrived and he was handed my book. I looked at him and he looked back at me. "Thank you so much for standing up and speaking out against the war," I said. His mouth pursed into a straight line, a serious look. "And I am from Knoxville, Tennessee." His eyebrows lifted in surprise. It was my desire to let Al Gore know those fences he had been mending was "not for ought" as Tennesseans say. Perhaps that thought might persuade him to think his home state could turn around for the man who should be President. I smiled at him, took my book and walked away. It was a moment for me I will never forget, the eyes of Al Gore looking into mine as I thanked him for his opposition on the war.

I took the letter back to the young man and asked the following question. "I saw you take the Green Peace letter for presentation to Al Gore. Will you take mine?" "Yes," he responded, "I will make sure he gets it. "And what is your name?" I asked. "Jeremy," he responded. "Thank you, Jeremy" I said as I gave him the letter and walked out of the door.

Oh, yes, and what did the letter say?

****************************************************

June 15, 2006

Dear Al Gore:

Many of my friends at the Democratic Underground have asked me to tell you of their deep despair in hearing you repeatedly say, I have no plans to run in 2008. We are desperately trying to help you formulate some plans. We are brainstorming plans at our website as you read this note. It is our fervent hope you reconsider your position for 2008. Should you do so, please visit us and let us know you need The Plans.

If you do not run because you cannot find your plans, we have no hope.

With deep sincerity, we apologize as Democrats for not fighting in 2000 to the same extent as did the Republicans win at all costs. It is with unqualified regret, we tell you how sorry we are we were inadequate to thwart the unconventional maneuvers deployed against your quest to count all votes. We will never make that mistake again. Its in The Plans.

We believe Tipper Gore would serve as an exemplary First Lady.

After reading your introduction to An Inconvenient Truth, it becomes apparent you truly feel saving the earth trumps seeking the Oval Office. Saving the planet does transcend pursuing an elective political office, but we have so much faith in you, we feel sure you can multi-task!

As George Will pointed out in a recent column, you say we earth-bound beings have ten years to reverse our savaging of the earths atmosphere. Whoever wins in 2008, should he or she be re-elected in 2012, will preside during 8 of those last 10 years over the efforts of the United States to help clean up our earth. In all candor, could anyone be entrusted to do this as well as you?

And as John McLaughlin recently remarked, when musing over the possibility you might run in 2008 (paraphrasing) he was right about the First Gulf War he was right about the war in Iraq he was right about the Internet. You were obviously right about the environment as well.

These conservative commentators, of all people, are sending you a message. You are right for 2008. And your friends at the Democratic Underground send you the same message. You are right for 2008.

We are taking the liberty of sharing with you a potential slogan, coined by a Republican, no less, whose name we must regrettably omit: No more Clintons. No more Bushes. Gore! (Perhaps we should incorporate that potential slogan into The Plans!)

It is with many thanks for all you have done for this Country we assure you we will support your future endeavors regardless of what path you travel. Your speeches over the last few years gave us hope when we had none. Your opposition to the preemptive attack on Iraq gave voice to our opposition while other prominent Democrats rushed to sign the authorization giving Bush the authority to launch that war.

And finally, on a personal note, I must tell you the fences in Tennessee you mentioned mending are not in the state of disrepair you perceive them to be. Sometimes when I sit on the earth where both your father in Carthage and my father in Knoxville lived out many of their days, I consider whether the great State of Tennessee will give this Nation a President of the United States in 2008. Looking over the Smokey Mountains, I realize it is not necessary to put this thought into The Plans because I see it written there in the stars.

Respectfully,


(Formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee) a/k/a
Samantha at the DemocraticUnderground
College Park, Maryland




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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:36 PM
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1. Once again, Samantha,
you have moved me with your sincerity. Thank you so much.
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:45 PM
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5. I really, really tried to take Helen Thomas' advice but this was a
Edited on Thu Jun-15-06 03:46 PM by Samantha
tough three days for me, OwnedByFerrets.

I truly hope you like the letter. I am running on empty now but somehow I feel everything will be okay.

As Helen said, we Dems have to get our act together, so I tried to do my part. And I will continue to try.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:37 PM
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2. My husband was there as well
He was standing in front of a group of young women from Greenpeace, who were driving him crazy with their "Oooh, I saw the corner of his shoulder" giddy commentary (he doesn't tolerate giddy well). But he said it was impressive to see all the people there, and Al on par with a rock star.

BTW, the irony of Ralph Nader blocking your view of Gore amuses me highly.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:39 PM
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3. Wow What a rush! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!
Re-elect Al Gore!
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:48 PM
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8. That's what this website is for, I feel, the sharing of uplifting
political experiences. Al Gore is my hero, and I know many here love him too. I am glad you liked the thread.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:45 PM
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4. That is beautiful, Samantha! The last line of your letter is PERFECT!
Edited on Thu Jun-15-06 03:52 PM by Pirate Smile
:yourock: :applause: :patriot: :toast: :yourock: :applause: :patriot: :toast: :yourock: :applause: :patriot: :toast: :yourock: :applause: :patriot: :toast:
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:59 PM
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12. Most of the letter was for my fellow DU'ers -- the last part was from me
My grandparents home in Tennessee was but 60 miles from Al Gore's father's home. I have followed this man for 30 years.

I have avoided going home to Tennessee for family reunions because I cannot face my relatives who voted for Bush*. Including that last line saying Gore was destined to be President in 2008 because I saw the message written in the stars over the skies of Tennessee was a very cleansing statement for me to make. I feel whole again.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:45 PM
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6. What can I say, Samantha?
Your words moved me to tears -- literally. And the irony of Nader...unbelievable!

If your words can't get him to rethink his position, I don't know what can. I'll keep my fingers crossed and try my best to come up with something as moving as yours if I wind up seeing him later this summer. I can't express myself as well as you did when I write, but maybe I can use you as an inspiration.

Treasure this experience -- hopefully you had an encounter with the future (and past) President Al Gore.
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:06 PM
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15. Thank you SharonRB
It's so important to me that those who participated in that thread these last two days know I followed up and I delivered. Please help me keep this thread bumped through the evening so they will see the outcome.

I know when you meet Al Gore your experience will be everything mine was. My biggest fear was that when I reached the table I would break down and cry. When I gathered my three thoughts as to what I would be so bold to say (when we had repeatedly been told "no personalization") it was extremely difficult to decide on which one of the three I would speak about: promoting DU, which I thought many here would want me to do; letting Al Gore know all of Tennessee was not red by any means, many Tennesseans LOVE him and Tipper as I do; or thanking him for his speeches against the war. I decided that the latter was the most important and that many DU'ers were they in my position would single that out as the most important thought they would want expressed to Al Gore. I hope you agree.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 06:59 PM
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38. I do -- you covered DU very nicely in your letter
I hope he comes and takes a look around. Am I crazy or do I remember something about Tipper posting a long time ago? I could be wrong - it could have been Elizabeth Edwards.

I'm not sure I'll actually get to meet him or not yet. I've got my fingers crossed.

I did have to laugh about your description about the book signing in general. I went to one with George Stephanopoulis a few years back when his book came out and it was organized exactly the same way.
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:48 PM
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7. Samantha
You are truly acting out the concept of one person changing the world. So many people ask themselves "What can I do? I'm just one person." But you are attempting to answer that question for yourself and it is admirable. If we all do just our part what a difference it could make? You're an inspiration. I also share the worship of both Gore and Helen Thomas and I am vicariously living through your experiences. So are you going to go say hi to Helen on Monday?
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:14 PM
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18. Don't you find that an unbelievable coincidence?
Tuesday, I totally by accident had the pleasure of meeting Helen Thomas in a downtown restaurant. (Did you read the original thread?) She came over to my table and said, tell the Dems they have to get their act together. I mention to her Gore being at Olsson's today at Noon. I act on her advice, trying to do my part, thus these two threads of the last three days. (It was a lot of hard work, missed meals, missed sleep). When I get to Olsson's not only does Ralph Nader block my view, but I see the announcement of Helen's forthcoming visit? Isn't it surreal?

I would love to hear her discussion but I am not sure I can get there by 7 from work. I took a vacation day today to do my part. We'll see.
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 07:16 PM
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41. Yes I did read that other thread
And I was jealous of you then and still jealous. Since you probably already had a better convo with her than what you would get at a signing you're better off not missing any more work. But I can see how it would be tempting. Love her. I've emailed her a few times and it is such a thrill when she writes back.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:48 PM
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9. Very enjoyable read.
A big thank you for your efforts on the letter and then writing such a superb account of it all.

:toast:

Julie
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:50 PM
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10. Samantha, Great Post brought tears to my eyes
thank you, you shoud be elected Ambassador of DU

Miss Waverly

:-)
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:20 PM
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19. Thank you, Miss Waverly, I am just trying to do my part as Helen said
I have a feeling we will all try to do something now that we have a positive start. Thank you for your kind words.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:22 PM
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21. Thanks, we need you
every one of us is like a "candle in the wind" and the wind is a very ill wind.

:-)
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lyonn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 03:59 PM
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11. Thanks Samantha!
Love how you broke the don't communicate rules. By the way, what was nader doing there?
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:26 PM
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23. Getting his booked signed and making a statement to the press
in other words, eating humble pie but self-promoting all the while.

I ended up following him out the door and really wanted to ask him that question about does he see any difference now ... between Gore and Bush. I did simply pass up the opportunity when outside he stopped right in front of me and was standing there waiting for his car.

I really have nothing to say to Nader after the impact he had on election 2000. I cannot help but wonder what Al Gore did write in Nader's copy of Al's book but Gore was certainly very gracious in his handling of the situation. I took my cue from him.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:00 PM
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13. Excellent letter, Samantha!
Thanks for the time you took to write it, and for sharing your experience of meeting Al (and Helen).
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:04 PM
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14. Great read Sam - Thx! The Nadar part was wacky!!!!! Thx again
K and R
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:08 PM
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16. Thank you soooo much for your hard work. It is WONDERFUL!!!
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:30 PM
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24. I know you were a participant in the earlier thread and I hope you liked
the letter. I had this fear some might not like my humorous approach, but I really thought we (to use Al's own words) needed to differentiate ourselves! to get his attention. I hope you will help me keep this thread kicked so others who participated will see the outcome.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:10 PM
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17. Most excellent Samantha!
I am happy for you and thank you for sharing your experience with us. I believe it to be a positive sign that even Ralph will stand in line for one of Al's books.

:patriot: :kick:
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:21 PM
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20. We must wait til the proper moment
and then ask him nicely. When is that moment? At the turn of the election year. McCain is just plain silly campaigning this early.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:25 PM
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22. Very well done. Thank you for your beautiful, humorous entreaty.
And your diligence in getting your mission accomplished.
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:36 PM
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27. Thank you for your kind remarks -- are you now working on "The Plans"
I think I am going to be using that line a lot!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:31 PM
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25. Just WONDERFUL. Please print that letter and send it to him as well - make
sure he gets it and gets it!!

:yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock:
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:47 PM
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28. I am going to mail a copy to his Nashville office
I hope people here take that letter and copy and paste it everywhere they can.

I also hope they write their own letters.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:53 PM
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29. I agree! I sent him a thank you card with a donation after that speech in
Feb and asked he RUN again!
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 09:58 PM
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47. Make sure this part is prominent: democraticunderground.com
If he wants to know what is on our minds, he will certainly find out by visiting us a few times!

Thanks so much Samantha...you are awesome!



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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 04:32 PM
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26. Way to Go
Great Letter :hi:
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 05:05 PM
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30. Please keep this thread bumped for those coming home from work
who might have participated in the earlier thread. I just want them to know I delivered.

I am going to take a nap and will check back later.
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Hun Joro Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 05:13 PM
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31. Thank you, that was wonderful.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 05:15 PM
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32. you saw Ralph Nader at Gore's book signing! What a great story!
Edited on Thu Jun-15-06 05:16 PM by Lisa
Wow. That is so ironic ... I love how you described it.

"I tried to peer through the window to catch a look at Al Gore, but my view was blocked by, no less, the back of Ralph Nader. Six years have passed since election 2000 and Ralph Nader is STILL blocking the public's view of the real Al Gore .."

I'm going to be chortling about that for the rest of the week.

And great job on the letter, too. You can really write!
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 05:48 PM
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33. Well, I thought we could all use a laugh here
and to tell you the truth, I couldn't believe it. It was very ironic. This was the closest I have ever been to Al Gore in my life, and I have admired him for so long, and who should block my view....
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Pugee Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 05:50 PM
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34. Thanks for sharing your story, Samantha!
It was very nicely written.
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 05:59 PM
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35. I shook his hand today, too!
I got there at twenty to, bought his book and got #251. It so frustrating to know you only have time to exchange a sentence or two. Your letter was a great idea and it makes a great read.

I thanked him for his service and I implored him to keep speaking out. We need to hear your message, we desperately need your leadership. He warmly and genuinely thanked me with a big smile on his face all along.

IMO he oozed charisma and stage presence. He seemed totally loose, authentic, and content. I was totally impressed!
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 06:06 PM
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36. I am impressed you got out more than one sentence
I should have been so bold ... I could take lessons from you. Do you think he will run?
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 10:31 AM
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53. Alignment of the stars
My feeling is he won't run again unless there's a perfect alignment of the stars that make it worthwhile. He'd have to feel that the media and the public will give him a fair second look so he doesn't have to deal with defending himself against the outrageous caricature that was created last time. I think the movie and his appearances will help change things.

Secondly, I think he won't run if thinks Dems are likely to pick a good candidate. If things look dicey he might run if there's a huge groundswell of support that wants to draft him. I think he's truly committed to public service and will do whatever he thinks will benefit the country more.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 06:32 PM
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37. That letter expresses some of my own thoughts exactly.
Thank you. I hope al Gore will heed the need.
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 07:01 PM
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39. Well, Kurovski, are you working on "The Plans"
If he calls and says he needs them, we have to have them ready.

Do you think he will run?
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 07:11 PM
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40. I think he will.
But, no emotion involved.

He knows the plans.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 07:27 PM
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42. Well, I'm all
broken up! That was beautiful, Samantha..What a cliffhanger for you! I hope Jeremy was able to get your letter to Gore; I bet he did.

It would be so Healthy for our country to have Gore be the man from Tennessee to lead us as President of the United STates.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 08:22 PM
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43. Great story Samatha. Thanks for standing in the sun!
And I hope he reads your letter
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 09:18 PM
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44. That was the tough part
I have auburn hair and very fair skin. I really can't take the sun. I was thinking if I stood there very long, I would probably pass out before I got to deliver the letter and get my book signed.

I started thinking about the part where we said we would fight for Gore if he runs in 2008. So as the sweat was rolling down my face, I just thought, this is just the beginning of the fight for 2008. I stayed close to the building and out of the sun as much as I could and I finally made it inside the door into the air conditioning.

It was worth it. I have made up my mind I am going to do whatever I have to do to support a Democratic win in 2008. But standing out there and looking into the window only to see the back of Ralph Nader (instead of Al Gore's face) didn't help any ....
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 09:46 PM
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45. Good job Samantha!
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 09:51 PM
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46. Glad to see you finally checking in on this thread
What took you so long?

I was hoping you would like the letter. I knew I would be in trouble if you didn't. You would be saying, "Geez, I could have written a better letter than that if only you would have agreed to have delivered it!!!"
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 10:05 PM
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48. Bwwwwwwwwwa! I knew you were gona say that!
Edited on Thu Jun-15-06 10:10 PM by lonestarnot
"I was hoping you would like the letter. I knew I would be in trouble if you didn't. You would be saying, "Geez, I could have written a better letter than that if only you would have agreed to have delivered it!!!"



I have to work during the day and have been extremely busy today. Then I had to run the kid around to a friend, then you know, the usual. The letter was extremely moving. I hope like hell he has time to read it. I am going to try to send one. I have such balls I would have personally made him take it. LOL or go to jail. So maybe he better stay over there and sign books. When I'm a woman on a mission, stand back! peace on you!
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 10:14 PM
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49. Thank you
for a very moving story and letter. I don't get much DU time lately because I'm back on the Dem Committee, glad to catch this thread. Al may not have "plans" but my plan is to be ready and able when he finds them.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 11:22 PM
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50. Thank you, Samantha!!!
Like many of the other posters, I'm moved to tears, too. You were truly blessed. The karma-moments have left me in awe.

I sure hope Gore reads this. If so, Run, Gore... Run in '08! - Our country, and the world needs you more then ever.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-15-06 11:23 PM
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51. Kick!
:kick: this babe upwards!
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 06:57 AM
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52. Great story and an excellent letter. Love the Nadar bits & would be
thrilled to do what I can to help Gore win (again) in 2008 should he choose to run again. Although others are very good (and I will probably support whomever wins the Dem nom.) Gore would have my vote and support 110%. I really liked what I saw in 2000 and admire and respect him 100 times more now especially after seeing him go down after Katrina, dig in, get hot and sweaty and actually HELP personally.


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