HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Albert Gore Is on the Bal...

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:19 PM

Albert Gore Is on the Ballot for U.S. Senate in Mississippi

His name is Albert N. Gore Jr., he's 82 years old, and he's the Democratic candidate for Senate, running against the GOP incumbent Roger Wicker. I hadn't even heard of him until I saw his name on the ballot; I never saw a commercial on t.v. or any ads online. The only sign of his that I saw was the one I saw as I was leaving the polling place. I know that the party doesn't want to spend too much on candidates in states like MS, but I think it's pretty sad when a man can be a candidate for Senate, especially one with so much name recognition, and other Democrats don't even hear his name until they see it on the ballot. There's a small bio at the link.

http://www.lwv-ms.org/AlGore.html

9 replies, 2993 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Albert Gore Is on the Ballot for U.S. Senate in Mississippi (Original post)
LuvNewcastle Nov 2012 OP
TardisBlue Nov 2012 #1
LuvNewcastle Nov 2012 #2
Rowdyboy Nov 2012 #8
southerncrone Nov 2012 #6
southerncrone Nov 2012 #3
white_wolf Nov 2012 #4
southerncrone Nov 2012 #5
LuvNewcastle Nov 2012 #7
question everything Nov 2012 #9

Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:28 PM

1. I voted for him today. You know, because he isn't Roger Wicker.

Two other candidates on the ballot: Shawn O'Hara-Reform & Thomas Cramer-Constitution.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TardisBlue (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:29 PM

2. I voted for him too, and for the same reason.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

8. Ditto for my partner and me....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TardisBlue (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:51 PM

6. OK, I see he is a legitimate candidate. Good.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:38 PM

3. Does he even know he's running?

Sounds like a Repug trick....because the Repug candidate fears one, or both, of the independents.

They pulled a similar stunt in TN Senate race in our primary. Slid a Teabagger in as the Dem candidate by making sure he was listed first on the ballot (alphabetically). He won because we had so many Dems running in the Primary against Corker & little campaigning or ads. Come to find out, he is basically a teabagger & only has one sign, in his truck. Has spent under $300 on the election. The Dem party has disavowed him. I noticed on my ballot that ALL candidates in ALL races had the Repug candidate listed first. It was the same in the 3 counties I previewed the ballots before voting. I suspect it is like this all over the state. It was also noticed by some other voters who were in line w/me the day we voted early. I think these kinds of slimy tactics will backfire in the long run. People are waking up to how these goons really operate.

They will do anything to win! Laws & morals mean nothing in their world; they just use them as a false front to lure the uneducated voter. Nice try w/Al Gore....sounds remarkably Rovian. If they spent as much time on trying to help the nation instead of thinking up sleazy ways to undermine the process, we might actually be a beacon again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to southerncrone (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:41 PM

4. Is it Mark Clayton?

I've seen his website. If I hadn't seen the D in front of his name I would have thought he was a Republican.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to white_wolf (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:48 PM

5. Yes.

You can see that he is obviously a Teabagger. There are more avowed Repugs who are more Dem than he is. Such an embarrassment for our state. But they can't take any chances of Corker loosing; he is a loyal water-carrier for them. And then there is the situation w/the Ohio 2004 vote going thru servers in the basement of a bank in Chattanooga (Corker's hometown, & mine.) He must be rewarded....

In case you aren't familiar w/this story:
http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2011/4239

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to southerncrone (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:01 PM

7. I didn't think of that, but I wouldn't be surprised if he

was elected by Republicans who crossed over to poison the Democrats' chances. I don't think he's a teabagger, but he is so old. From what I read about him, he might have made a decent candidate if he was 30 to 40 years younger.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:40 PM

9. Was going to ask. Is he related to the other Al Gore?

The other day I looked at the results for the Senate in my local paper and took notice.

According to Wikipedia, he is distantly related to Al Gore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Mississippi,_2012

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread