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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:38 AM
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GORE: "If I did get back into the political process, it would be as a CANDIDATE for PRESIDENT"
Edited on Mon Dec-10-07 11:45 AM by Stephanie


Al Gore just said it! Asked if he was running, "I have no plans to run." Would you take a position in someone else's administration? "No. If I did get back into the political process, it would be as a CANDIDATE for PRESIDENT." - Oslo, 12/10/07


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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:40 AM
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1. "I have no plans to run."
He's such a tease.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:40 AM
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2. That was the quote of the morning
Run AL Run! :D
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dubyaD40web Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:42 AM
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3. I love Gore as much as anybody on here.
But, it's too late Al. I really hoped he would run this time.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:45 AM
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6. I'm afraid you're right, unless he's drafted from the floor (I'm going to try to be a delegate).
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 10:52 PM
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82. I wonder if he will be asked to speak.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 12:01 AM
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83. wouldn't THAT be something!
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 11:42 AM
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102. I don't remember anyone being drafted from the floor although I
know it is possible. I would love to have him as my president but I will settle for any form of leadership he thinks will work.
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:43 AM
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4. Oh wow here we go again!...nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:46 AM
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7. why not?
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:49 AM
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8. Exactly
:)
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:51 AM
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10. I'm for it
It's just that the endless guessing game was a bit tiring.
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 01:44 PM
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36. Shee-it!
Not climbing aboard that roller coaster again. Al, stop torturing us!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:44 AM
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5. Stop torturing yourself. We had our chance.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:51 AM
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11. and the Republicans stole while most Dems remained silent. I still hold hope.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:25 PM
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42. Except now we have a DNC chair not working AGAINST the candidate = BIG difference.
.
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Andrea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 10:43 PM
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80. Right - with Howard Dean it's a whole different deal
He is a great Chair.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 10:00 AM
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96. He certainly isn't working AGAINST the Dem candidates as McAuliffe did...
Terry's only concern was preserving 2008 for his pal, Hillary.
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Andrea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 10:57 AM
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101. Yep. That was his deal.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:49 AM
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9. *heavy sigh*
He's not running.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 11:55 AM
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12. Keep the BHO/HRC thing close, then maybe!
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:07 PM
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13. yes, and that's what's most important today
The Nobel prize is just crap. :sarcasm:
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Apollo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:15 PM
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15. Well, they announced the winner several weeks ago.
But it's new that Al Gore mentions in public the possibility that he might be a Presidential candidate at some point in the future.

I must say it's very unusual timing to mention this possibility, because presumably he wants the Democratic nominee to win the election in November 2008 and then win re-election in November 2012.

I guess his point is that we should not expect to see him serving in a cabinet position, which is kind of a shame.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:18 PM
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16. I don't think it takes anything away from the Nobel Prize to note that he said this.
He said it in the live post-speech interview. I think it's newsworthy. What is your problem?
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:22 PM
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18. What's yours? I'm expressing my opinion.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:24 PM
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19. Well you're putting words in my mouth, for one thing.
I certainly did not say the Nobel Prize was crap. Get a grip.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:29 PM
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20. And I didn't say you did
Get a grip yourself. So what does his receiving this prestigious honor mean to you?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:30 PM
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21. I'm really not interested in discussing with you.
You're already twisting what I have to say, and I have no idea where your hostility comes from, since we seem to be on the same side. Take care! Buh bye!
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 03:14 AM
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86. RG's an interesting one.
Edited on Tue Dec-11-07 03:17 AM by kgfnally
I completely castigated her a while back. I don't know why she keeps trying.

edited to add: at the time, there was page after page of full-length AP articles, one for each thread. Obviously, that has changed since I made that post.

I don't think any of us are wondering why.

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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 06:49 AM
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93. At least I'm not a stalker
It's obvious my opinions get to you so much that you have to stalk me all over the Internet. Good. I will make sure to keep it going. Oh, and did you know that "Lady In Black" my name on Political Cortex even has it's own topic on CURRENT? I guess the "fans" who can't stop stalking me just couldn't resist. What pathetic people to spend their days stalking someone on the Internet.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 06:32 AM
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91. That's because this is all about polticial BS as usual,,,
And twisting HIS words to suit yourself. And it made the greatest page of course instead of anything else about this special day for our planet and the sigificance of this honor to our future. Speaks volumes about the usuals here. So fine don't "discuss" that. It only proves what you really support regarding the man. "Buh bye!"
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 03:42 PM
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54. You don't think him saying that his future political aspirations are Presidential is notable?
My God.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 06:43 AM
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92.  No, because he didn't say that
He didn't say his political aspirations ARE anything. He stated in his words that after being in this game for thirty years that he wouldn't accept anything less. I would say that is a normal reaction from someone who has been VP and in administrations before. I don't think it is anything earth shattering and I think he said it to answer the question honestly. But of course, those who don't seem to give a damn about anything else the man does and needed their red meat yesterday because him just receiving the prize was really just so boring jumped on this like he perhaps knew they would. After all, he hasn't even been a blip here since he told draft groups to stop their harrassment of him. Should he ever enter the political process again I myself would expect him to run for nothing else. It is simply him stating a fact based on his experience. It wasn't him giving you some sort of clandestine signal about 2008. So yes, My God, let's just discuss this instead of the huge impact he is having on the world which is just so boring.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 12:05 PM
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103. I see your posts a lot here on DU. I am interested in knowing what
forms of leadership Gore will use in the future if not the presidency? Books - I read them all - teaching - he has done some of that. There are only so many awards one can win and reaching the world is not so easy. We listen now but if the media drops him like they did before what is his forum?
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 01:22 PM
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106. The forum should be you
Edited on Tue Dec-11-07 01:23 PM by RestoreGore
Good enough answer I hope. And point out where I ever stated in the future that the presidency couldn't be a form of leadership? You see my posts here but do you actually read them? I already stated in the one you responded to that I agree with him that if he should ever enter this political fray again that he should serve no other post but president. But that to me right now is not the most important factor to be discussing in light of the crisis we face now. If through his stature and his resources he can do enough now with OUR HELP to change this political process by using US as his forum, then perhaps in the future he might consider reentering the political fray. But that will never happen unless we do our part, which I don't see being discussed in these threads for all of the talk regarding supporting this man.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 01:32 PM
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108. I was not attacking you. I was asking what you think the next step will
be.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:37 PM
Response to Reply #13
59. You're wrong!
It's all crap AND boogers. :hug:
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:12 PM
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14. OMFG!!!!!!!!!!! He didn't say that he would not run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited on Mon Dec-10-07 12:14 PM by Freddie Stubbs
Everybody break out your cartoons where Gore as the turtle waiting at the finish line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 03:03 PM
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51. Thanks, I will
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 05:38 PM
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69. ...
;)
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 05:43 PM
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70. Backatcha!
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:22 PM
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17. What's he doing, following the Guiliani plan, ignore the early Primarys?
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:33 PM
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22. I hate to rain on people's parades here, but I noticed the word "IF" at the first of that comment.
Speculation, folks. Nothing to see here.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 01:57 PM
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37. Oh you and your "if-isms".
Party pooper!
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sjdnb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:35 PM
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23. Maybe he's just messin with the Conservatives ...
From Political Mavens, Seth Swirsky, 11/28/2007:

"Whether you agree with his Global Warming stance or not (I dont), or whether you think he should be wearing earth tones or not, Al Gore is by very far the most substantial candidate the left has and yet it continues to ignore him.

As a conservative, Im glad."

http://politicalmavens.com/index.php/2007/11/28/and-the...
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:35 PM
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24. Is there a "legal" chance that he can get in after the early primaries?
Perhaps he is waiting to see if his preffered (as yet unmentioned) candidate is nominated. If not would he jump in late? Could he?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:40 PM
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25. He'd miss a lot of primaries that are already closed to him.
He'd have to have petitioned already to get on the ballot in several states, and he asked volunteers petitioning for him to stop, so he wouldn't be on the ballot in those states. Doesn't look good.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:41 PM
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26. ...
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 09:35 PM
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77. heee
:thumbsup:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:47 AM
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95. !
:spray: :rofl:
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:42 PM
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27. If I got into the political process, it would be as a candidate for President.
However, I am not getting into the political process, and neither is Al.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:46 PM
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28. People,..I really think he won't run, at least until Americans stop their passivity
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:48 PM
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29. I don't think he was referring to 2008--it is consistent with what he has always said
that he isn't running in 2008 but hasn't ruled out a future run.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 01:04 PM
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30. This highlights the only thing I really dislike about Al Gore:
Edited on Mon Dec-10-07 01:04 PM by Seabiscuit
Come on, Al, cut the crap with the word games about your candidacy/non-candidacy. Just say it: no, I'm not running, and no I will not accept a draft. Period. The end.

To the OP poster: if you're going to quote someone in the news, please have the consideration for others to provide a link to where you copied it.
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 01:14 PM
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31. Would he run as a new party candidate in the general?
Edited on Mon Dec-10-07 01:16 PM by balantz
Terribly sorry. I meant to respond to the O.P., not to your post.
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 01:15 PM
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32. agreed - Gore shoulda quieted all the speculation
...months ago with a definitive statement.

Still, he would have been my unequivocal number 1 choice for pres.

Damn, I thought we were finally done with WILL GORE RUN THREADS!!!???
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:40 PM
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45. He's probably the #1 choice of the vast majority of DU'ers.
But if he'd just have put an absolute kibosh on all the speculation derived from his word game answers, we would have been don with those "will gore run" threads long ago.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 01:32 PM
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34. I was watching the live interview on CNN.
Transcribed it myself.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:40 PM
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46. Well, that helps a little bit.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:42 PM
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47. Glad to be of service.
Go look it up yourself. Live interview this a.m. on CNN.
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MyNameGoesHere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 01:25 PM
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33. Hurray!! Pigs CAN fly n/t
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 01:41 PM
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35. Every time I think I'm out, he pulls me back in again.
He'd be the kind of age-defining president we need right now.
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:05 PM
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38. Chances of him running this time around... slim to none. After that... I think they improve
dramatically. We'll see.
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rodbailey Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:13 PM
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39. Don't give up hope
I know, we've all heard this line from Gore before; and I don't have any great insight into exactly what he means. But, it sounds, once again as if the door is still ajar. For those of you who haven't been following the discussion over on the Gore discussion site, I would suggest two things: 1/ go over there to see the discussion that has been going on about a possible Gore candidacy and 2/ keep your eyes on NH for a significant news announcement on Dec. 17. The announcement will not be from Gore, but it may have an impact on getting Gore into the mix for the 2008 election. Don't give up hope.
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digitalbuddha Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:52 PM
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49. What site would that be?
Please provide a link. Thanks.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 03:41 PM
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53. Ditto. Are you talking about the Al Gore '08 support forum here on DU?
The NH thing where he was going to have a thing with Arnold about Global Warming on the 19th? That sounds like it got called off.
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rodbailey Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:57 PM
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64. No.
You're right, the phantom forum is not going to happen. Gore's spokesperson said there was no cancellation because the thing was never planned. But, that's not the news that will be coming out of NH on Dec. 17. If anyone has time or $$ to donate, NH is the place to go or send some $$. They are soliciting through ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/18577 . All the money will go toward publicizing their effort and volunteers will be used to also get out the message. The message and what they are publicizing will be announced on Dec. 17. Stay tuned.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 05:07 PM
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67. I'm in NYC - I could go.
What's involved? Can you pm me? :hi:
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 01:32 PM
Response to Reply #64
107. Yes, writing him in on the NH ballot even after he stated he didn't want it...
Edited on Tue Dec-11-07 01:34 PM by RestoreGore
By using the coverage he is getting for receiving the Nobel and speaking at Bali just to keep your own names in it. Way to respect his wishes.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:15 PM
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55. probably referring to this site >
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digitalbuddha Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:45 PM
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61. I don't see a forum there
I actually checked there first. Is there a forum that I am missing?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:50 PM
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62. there's this site too >
algore.org
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rodbailey Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 05:01 PM
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65. Believe me,
the folks at those two sites are sort of out of the loop at this point. The algore.org web organizers basically shut down petition efforts about 3-4 weeks ago and have been mostly silent ever since. And, draftgore.com has recently announced that they are going into hibernation. For all they did early on, they are not that active any more. I've given the link to the Al Gore '08 group on DU in a post just a few minutes ago.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 05:06 PM
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66. Thanks Rod.
I actually have a forward of your recent email in my inbox! Was thinking of posting it here, may I? You are hinting that there may be news on December 19. Can you tell us any more?
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rodbailey Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 08:10 PM
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74. Yikes!
It's really a small world. Are you one of the people on my long list of algore.org on-line petition signers that I've been sending e-mails to - or at least know someone to whom I sent one of those? Sure, feel free to post it - but, be aware, the Dec. 19 forum is not happening (I call it the phantom forum); in fact, Gore's spokesperson said it was never scheduled. BUT, the announcement from NH will now be on Dec. 17. And no, at this point I can't tell you anything more, except if you have the time to volunteer get ready to go to NH in late Dec. or early Jan. (before their primary) or donate through ActBlue at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/18577 . The $$ will go toward publicity for something that will make Gore supporters happy. Can't say more.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 09:34 PM
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76. He was talking about the Al Gore Forum here. n/t
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rodbailey Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:50 PM
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63. the link
It's the Al Gore '08 Group. www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=sh... (hope I've got that right - I can't seem to copy a URL from my address line???).
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Andrea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 10:51 PM
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81. He's referring to the Gore forum here on DU
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 06:51 AM
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94. What are you going to do? Kidnap him?
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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:17 PM
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40. He won't run against Hillary n/t
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:20 PM
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41. Are you shitting me? Seriously?
WTF? I'm serious here. WHAT THE FUCK. MINDFUCK TOTAL.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:35 PM
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43. ...
:banghead:

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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:37 PM
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44. Asked if he was running, "I have no plans to run."
ah the irony
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:44 PM
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48. We HEAR You Al !!!!!
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:59 PM
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50. TOLD YOU.
But nooooooooo. No one wanted to listen to me when I said that he wouldn't be someone's vice or etc. I must not have known what the hell I was talking about.
Never listen to the blonde. :sarcasm:
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 03:40 PM
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52. Blonde eh? Pics?
Just kidding! Please don't sacrifice me for the sexist joke!!! :P

Do you think he's running this year though? I wish he would drop that "no plans" crap. Doesn't he know it's practically too late to run? He should just say "nope not this year."

WTF is with the no plans crap!
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:17 PM
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56. I hear ya, sister!
I'm so weary of getting the blonde treatment.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:39 PM
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60. Hahah! Great picture. :)
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 02:20 AM
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84. Isn't it true you have more fun? Or was that just exaggeration on the part of the hair dye lobby?
You look like you are having fun as you petition your government, and that's a good thing.

I like that phrase, "The blond treatment," I'm going to start using it to mean when someone attempts to con a rube, or more broadly , when someone attempts to bullshit someone else. For instance, someone could say, "The congressman gave me the blond treatment," meaning he treated me with condensension like I was an idiot. Conversley, someone could say. "I gave the Congressman the blond treatment," meaning I'd played dumb.

It would also be a good name for a band.

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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 10:17 AM
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99. Works for me.
Though maybe we need another name for the reverse. The blonde treatment is the condescension and dismissal you get from others (as they steal your ideas). In reverse I think you could say, "I played blonde." :) Anyway, howdy neighbor! Native, homesick Montanan here!
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 01:55 PM
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109. Hey neighbor! Small world. Ever read the "Left in the West" blog? It's a good way
to keep current on Montana issues and trends and it will either greatly increase your home-sicknes or it will sooth your MT jones. They also have a great list of Montana lefty blogs on thier front page, so depending on where in the state you come from, you might even find a hometown blog.

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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 04:41 PM
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110. Thanks!
linky? Helena girl here!
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 05:40 PM
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111. Here you go.
http://leftinthewest.com /

A little South of Missoula for me.

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debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:17 PM
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57. Not this year....Draft Gore just stopped its efforts today.

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rodbailey Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 08:33 PM
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112. Don't let that stop any real efforts
I don't know the folks at draftgore.com but I have worked some with the folks at algore.org. They are the ones that pulled the plug on efforts in NY, CA, and MA to get Gore's name on the presidential primary ballots in those states. We were making decent progress in NY when the web organizers asked us to stop. Maybe that was a wise thing, maybe not. I do know that the algore.org folks are having a conference call tomorrow evening (I'll be participating - anyone else out there in on it also) to see if there is something else they should do. Draftgore.com seemed to basically be a place to donate money for their ads in the NYT and on TV, as well as a place to sign an on-line petition urging Gore to run. So, I'm not sure they had much more to do in the presidential primary business anyway, and, I guess they couldn't figure out any more ways to spend money so they said they would stop collecting any. I'm not sure what might come out of the conference call with algore.org organizers tomorrow night, but I'm going to encourage the coordinators of the web site, who are sitting on long lists of names and e-mail addresses of contacts in lots of states, to let those lists out to organizers in states where putting Gore's name on a primary ballot is still possible. The earlier reason for not doing that (his public, non-partisan appearances this week in Oslo and Bali) shouldn't be a factor any more. He may have other "non-partisan" events planned in the future, but the future of the earth and this country is too critical to let that stop us. If he truly doesn't want to run, then he should say so in clear terms and I, for one, will fold up my tent and stop all this activity and find another candidate to support. So, if any of you are in states that can still put a name on a primary ballot (NY's deadline is past as are most of the other super-Tuesday states) see what the rules and regs. are to get a name on (petition signatures, $$, etc.) and see if it's possible. We need to go to the convention with some Gore delegates if we are going to try to have them get Gore's name into the mix as a compromise candidate after Hillary and Barack finish punching each other silly. Keep the faith!!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:36 PM
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58. That bastard's a worse tease than me.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 05:20 PM
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68. can we please have Al instead of the Corporate Queen?
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Hatchling Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 06:41 PM
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71. Such a tease, Mr. Gore!
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 07:17 PM
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72. !!LOL!! Love it!
Thanks!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 09:48 PM
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79. LOL! That's GREAT!!
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 10:09 AM
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98. Oh, KICK!
That makes me want to get photo shop!

:headbang:
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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 07:51 PM
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73. Oh! Be still my heart! K&R n/t
Edited on Mon Dec-10-07 07:51 PM by ms liberty
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 08:40 PM
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75. Kicked and recommended for President Gore!
:patriot:

Thanks for the thread, Stephanie. :thumbsup:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 09:41 PM
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78. Please Run Al....I ain't too proud to beg cos You mean that much to me
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 02:49 AM
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85. NeoGore is "The One!"
:D


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Diamond Dave Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 04:53 AM
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87. Our dear Al Gore just said he would run, and be happy to claim
the title he has held since the treasonous decision of the Supreme Court in December of 2000. Most of us know it. Let it be true.

Thank you Mr. Gore for standing up for truth. May you live long, happy, healthy and wise, surrounded by loving family and friends.

Peace
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 04:55 AM
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88. K&R n/t
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German1972 Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 05:58 AM
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89. my guess is this
if he had planned to take part in the 08 election, he had said so. The political business in the us is just too ugly nowadays.
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Diamond Dave Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 06:27 AM
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90. Big Al is a "comin". Yes, I think just maybe he might be. One can only hope.
But hope is for Santa Claus, and the Easter Bunny, right?
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 10:05 AM
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97. I believe that was IF he was still in that mode, but IMO, he is NOT
I heard where his heart and mind are when reading his acceptance speech the same day.

Read that entire speech, and tell me if you agree... I love Al Gore for so much than I ever did when I was going door to door as a delegate for Bradley back in the day...

In my mind, there is NO grander task then the one is involved in now... and so evident in that speech... Web

http://blog.algore.com/2007/12/nobel_prize_acceptance_s...



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quoddy woman Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 10:35 AM
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100. Gore is running
He's just not taking part in the beauty contest because he
doesn't have to. This cycle started way too early and I'm
pretty sick of the whole thing-and I love politics. As the
declared candidates knock each other they just look worse and
worser. I'm old enough to remember when the convention wasn't
a coronation and my bet is that it'll be wide open, and he'll
be fresh and hit the floor running...
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 12:11 PM
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104. I think he didn't run this cycle because he didn't want to go up against the Clinton machine. (nt)
Edited on Tue Dec-11-07 12:11 PM by w4rma
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 12:12 PM
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105. Run AL Run
Run this cycle.
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