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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-07 09:39 AM
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38. If he had run in 2004, he would have suffered the same fate as Kerry,
who actually won, but had the presidency stolen out from under him just as Gore did in 2000.

But now the people are starting to wake up to the vote-theft committed through black-box voting machines and media complicity. Now there is a chance that stealing the election won't be as easy. The Republicans did steal a lot of votes in 2006, so we don't have as large a majority as we should, but the tsunami of throw-the-bums-out passion was so great that the Republicans' prearranged vote-theft margins (also known as "THE math") were not great enough to prevent the Dems from taking both houses.

Also, Gore now has an Oscar and a Nobel nomination under his belt, so that he has been getting media attention for something that many Americans are just now starting to fully focus on: global warming. The media will still savage him as they did in 2000, but they are going to savage anyone who runs, and 2 terms of BushCo might inure a lot of people (maybe even all but the brainless 30%) to the media's lies about Gore. Also, we now have the blogosphere to act as War Room to counter such BS, whereas when Gore ran the first time, media lies were not immediately countered.

Furthermore, Gore will never sit quietly and take it again. He won last time, but by a narrow margin, because he played it safe. I can't see him ever playing mild-mannered again. If he runs, he is going to kick ass big time.
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