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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:34 AM
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Gore on running: 'I haven't ruled it out'
Source: CNN/Time

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Vice President Al Gore has not "ruled out" a presidential bid in 2008, he told Time Magazine in an interview published Thursday.

But Gore also said he has "fallen out of love with politics" and that he can advance his cause in other ways than the presidency.

"If I do my job right, all the candidates will be talking about the climate crisis," Gore told Time's Eric Pooley. "And I'm not convinced the presidency is the highest and best role I could play. . . It would take a lot to disabuse me of the notion that my highest and best use is to keep building that consensus."

Yet, when pressed on the prospect of a third presidential run, Gore said, "I haven't ruled it out. But I don't think it's likely to happen."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/2007/...
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:38 AM
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1. Come on Al
Edited on Thu May-17-07 09:39 AM by Botany


What will it take to win you over ..... name it.
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jollyreaper2112 Donating Member (955 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:06 AM
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33. It's certainly not a no
My concern is that the Dems aren't bringing anyone of value to the table. Hillary is DLC damaged goods. I don't know if Obama has the experience to get things done. The second tier candidates, I don't think they have the oomph to get the nod. I think it's down to Hillary and Obama. As for the potential Republican candidates, I think whoever we get is going to be the one who plays the nutjob angle best, going for the base. I think Hillary will be their biggest asset in getting out the vote but I'm not sure if even that hatred can overcome national Republican fatigue. But I'm just not sure that either Hillary or Obama will accomplish much.

I'm still holding out for Gore. I think he could bring enough gravitas to the table to get things done. We need fighters in Washington, not wimps who will roll over the first time the GOP says boo. We need someone who will come in with an agenda and if the GOP resists, that agenda gets rammed up their asses and snapped off. No prisoners.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:54 AM
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58. I agree with you almost completely
Definitely that we need a fighter. I would throw all of my support behind a candidate if they would promise to hold the republicans accountable for their actions under the Bush regime. I guess what I really want is President Howard Dean, but that's not going to happen. In the end, I'd be happy with Gore, Obama or Edwards as the candidate, but man, I just want to see somebody, anybody, start to fight back. I'm hoping Gore's new book does it in strong enough terms. Even if he does it from the sidelines, I'd love to see big Al stick it to these scumbags.

Also, don't count Edwards out. Last I heard he was polling very well in Iowa and New Hampshire. Also, if recent history is any indication, numbers we're hearing right now are meaningless. Pre-primary polling seems to never hold up once the primaries start.

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jollyreaper2112 Donating Member (955 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:19 PM
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69. Dean's the man
I was really disappointed when he lost out in 2004 but he really has done more for the party in his current capacity than he could have as a failed candidate. (I doubt he would have been able to pull enough votes to beat the GOP election rigging.) Even if he had won, I think that the GOP spinners would have made excellent progress blaming the Dems for the war. "Everything was going swimmingly until the Dems got into office. What happened? Why is it now a trainwreck?" In other words "We broke it, you bought it."

When I'm talking about Hillary or Obama getting the nod, I'm not talking about whether they're good candidates, I'm only talking about whether they're likely candidates. I don't think any of the others have enough name recognition to get the nod. I think it's going to come down to a battle between the two of them and then against whichever lackluster candidate the GOP fronts.

The thing that really amazes me about the GOP selection is that there isn't a single candidate in the lineup that makes me think "ooooh, that guy's a good candidate, he really has something to appeal to moderates and swing voters." I don't even see anything that makes me think "Wow, that's something the right-wing voter will find compelling." I think the biggest threat to the Dems in 2008 is fronting a candidate who simply cannot present a solid impression of "I'm the better choice" and leaving it up to voter apathy to decide the race.

I mean, Bush in 2004 should have been a textbook example of the kind of opponent a campaign manager wants for his candidate. There should have been more than enough weaknesses to attack and enough mistakes to point out solutions to. These issues weren't blah-blah boring rules and regulations stuff that make people tune out, this is talking about war, national security, and collossal fuckups. And even with all those strikes against him, Bush was still able to get within stealing distance of the election. It should have been a blowout.

I'm just sick of the political crap. These elections come across as nothing more than the handsome studball trying to get into the cute chick's pants. "Hey, baby, what do I need to tell you to let me get in there? I love you? I love you, babe. You want dinner? Here's some dinner. Lots of wine, too, gotta impair that decision-making ability of yours, heh-heh. You drunk enough yet?" And then the next moring it's like "Man, what an easy lay. Whore." Each cycle it's just another scumbag up there saying "Tell me what you want to hear from me so I can get into your pants." And each time we get fucked and chucked we keep coming back to see if the next scumbag might be different.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:10 PM
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75. Why is it that we, of all people, are consideering a Hillary nom as a foregone conclusion?
She is leading in polls almost two years out, which in itself is meaningless, but more importantly she has very little support among the likely democratic primary voters. That's us people. We're the base. We're the hardcore. We're the ones who pay attention, and we're the ones who vote in primaries.

Also, let it be known that I'm an Iowan. I don't live there now, but I was born there, lived there for 30 years, and am about to move back there. Why is that relevant? Because Iowa, for some arcane reason, gets the first crack at the candidates of course. And I've got a lot of family and friends there, most of them hardcore democrats. The type that vote in primaries and midterms. And nobody there wants Hillary.

Hillary as the nominee is not a foregone conclusion, and it's not a done deal. Yes, the media wants her. The republicans definitely want to run against her (though I think they may be rethinking that strategy in the face of their lackluster lineup). And those two, especially if they work together, have an incredible ability to shape perceptions. But from where I sit in the reality-based community, Hillary will not win Iowa, and probably not win New Hampshire, and ridiculous as our system is, if she doesn't get at least one of them, she's very likely out of the running.
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 10:59 AM
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167. Iowa and NH are both swing states now.
Swing states will determine who wins in 2008, so why not have a couple of them have their say early in the process?

Candidates chosen by New York and California may not play well in Iowa and New Hampshire. Sure, we get tons of votes in those two states, but they are unlikely to leave the "D" column if their first choices in the primary do not lead the ticket.

That may not be the case in Iowa and NH.

Personally, I'd like to see Ohio and Florida have early primaries as well. Talk about swing states . . .
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:25 PM
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160. I agree but Gore has to start sounding out about foreign policy. Global warming isn't the only
threat to our national/international security and we need someone who can rebuild the nation and the world after BushCo. Gore doesn't sound interested. :shrug:
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:01 PM
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72. The Real Power of the Force
First why do you put the link out there and say read more when there is nothing more at the site than what you posted.
Anyway, Gore could bring the whole country together again and inspire us to be the greatest nation on earth. He would give us a direction toward peace and global unification working toward our highest ideals. A true focus for our highest good. Your country calls you to bring us together again. With you there is no question the Democrats would win hands down in the Senate and the House besides the Presidency (that is if we have an '08 election because these repukes would do anything to hold power which makes us all paranoid as to what they might try, especially with you running) and for this reason we pray you'll come back to politics. Hell, you already won once so come on Al, do it.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:39 AM
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2. I'm waiting on you President Gore!
:applause: :applause: :woohoo: :applause: :applause:

:dem: :kick:
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:39 AM
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3. OH, this gives me
GREAT hope! I'd quit my job to campaign for him. OK, well, I don't actually have a job, but . . . Goddess let it be true. The current batch we have puts me to sleep.
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:39 AM
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4. This Country Is Pretty Well Screwed Without Him
We're probably going to have Hillary forced upon us for the nomination. Since people are going to be pretty apathetic about voting for the repub candidate, she'll probably squeak by in the general election, and she'll probably be "selected" as our next president.

Nothing will change. Our country will lose further stature around the world. We'll become more divided, since a sizable percentage of the population won't be able to stand another Clinton presidency.

I think this country is in deep, deep trouble without Gore, and we'll just have to live with the consequences of having another president forced upon us by the powers that be.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:57 AM
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60. Don't be so bleak
I'm no fan of Ms. Clinton, but even a corporatist democrat is better than the best republican. Things would improve under a President Hillary, just not as much as they could. Honestly, I think we need a new FDR, who's going to fill that role?
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:21 PM
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92. Hillary Clinton can't win
Republicans are drooling over Clinton's nomination. She is to republicans what George Bush was to us in 2004. Anyone but Hilary. Republicans will crawl over glass and hot coals to vote against her. Additionally, what issue does she have at her disposal that will get the swing voters fired up? She doesn't have terrorism or security to fearmonger votes in her favor like GWB did in 2004.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:27 PM
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161. geez, internationally we were well liked when Bill C. was pres. I don't see
how we would lose more stature around the world with Hill as pres and Bill as First Man.

:)
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:46 AM
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5. He's not going to run, unless the top tier becomes fatally wounded.
That's my take on him.
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:52 AM
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7. The Top Tier SUCKS!
Edwards is about the only candidate with the compassion and honesty it will take to turn things around.

Obama is in it for the glory. He's only running because he thinks he's so popular. He's not going to win the nomination.

We're going to get Hillary. Mark my words. They want her, because it will make for a close election between her and probably Giulliani.

This has been planned, and is now being forced upon us by the media and other powers that be. She will not be the answer to bringing this country together, or raising it's stature around the world. Rather, it will be her reward for being married to Bill, and who knows how long ago it was promised to her, much like the "presidency" was Promised to King george.

The future for this country is bleak. We've become a joke. Al not running will be the final nail in the coffin. We'll look upon Hillary and feel glad that we got a Democrat in the WH, but it will all be a mirage. The Monarchy will continue. Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton. Perhaps Jeb will run next so the dynasty can continue.
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info being Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:01 AM
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12. I couldn't agree more
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:34 AM
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23. You got that right
We need a leader with vision and Al's the man
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:46 AM
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53. We need a leader - PERIOD
This country has been leaderless since '98, when the VRWC succeeded in taking the power away from the WH. I am more and more convinced that since Gore was elected in 2000, his election, again, would go a long, long way to healing what is all wrong in this country. He may not want to hear it, but this country needs Al Gore.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:31 PM
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162. agreed but hear this: If we get IMPEACHMENT x 2 done
Edited on Fri May-18-07 10:32 PM by wordpix
that would put Nancy Pelosi in the pres. spot. She might be very good and we leave her in. Then we don't have to go through another upheaval in choosing a pres. who people are squeamish about.

If Gore wants to run, he'd better make it known soon and start talking about Iraq, negotiations and diplomacy. He will also have to make a stand on impeachment and be strong on getting Bush out asap, IMO.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:36 AM
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24. then why not
GORE/EDWARDS '08? I've sent Edwards, Kucinich and Gravel $$$ for their campaigns.

I'd send President Gore $$$$$$$ money too, and much more than sent to any of the above.

I agree, the top 10 suck - I'm not really excited about any of them except for President Gore! :D

WE NEED YOU PRESIDENT GORE!!!



:dem:

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:08 AM
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35. Sorry to have to agree.
:-(
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samfishX Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:18 PM
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79. I wish you were wrong
But, sadly, you're 110% right.

If Gore ran, he'd counter ever weakness the top 3 dopes currently have- Obama and Edwards are inexperienced and Hillary is ultra divisive. Not to mention Hillary and Edwards votes for the Iraq war are countered, too.

I hope to God that Gore will run..
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #7
109. And after Jeb --
Chelsea?
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nodehopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:49 PM
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111. giuliani? he will never get the nomination, not with the pro-choice legacy
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:39 PM
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163. not with his alter 911 legacy, when people find out about the communications snafu he was
Edited on Fri May-18-07 10:40 PM by wordpix
supposed to fix after the first WTC bombing in '92 or thereabouts. First responders couldn't talk to each other then, either. :nuke:

Not to mention Ghouly's following then EPA chief Todd Whitman off the cliff by not ordering protective gear at Ground Zero in the toxic smoldering remains. :thumbsdown:

Oh gee, I forgot---all the money and protection goes to BushCo, not firemen and police searching Ground Zero for survivors and remains. :grr:

These dangerous morons have got to move off the stage and some need to go directly to jail.
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wishlist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 08:16 AM
Response to Reply #7
136. I am afraid what you wrote is sad but true. I feel the same n/t
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:29 AM
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22. I'm beginning to think so, too, unfortunately.
I would so love him to run - so many people would - but I just don't know if he's going to. I would think at this point he would be starting to lay more groundwork if he were inclined to go for it. Who knows.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:44 AM
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50. I would tend to agree.
The only way he runs is if come Nov/Dec 2007 the top tier of the GOP is leading the top 3 of the Democrats by a good margin.
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:16 PM
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68. HE could fatally wound the top tier. Run, Al! For the world! n/t
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:50 AM
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6. Of course CNN would use that title
They don't understand where this man is coming from.
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kiteinthewind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 11:13 AM
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168. Oh, keeper of Al's flame of truth, RG. NO ONE knows him like you!
:sarcasm:
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:52 AM
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8. As long as Lieberman doesn't run with him, and his wife doesn't want to ban certain music styles.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:59 AM
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10. Tipper never wanted to ban any particular 'style' of music
She was just concerned with the promation of sex, violence, and drug use in music.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:01 AM
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11. Yeah she just wanted to ban all of it she didn't like...
I remember the PMRC very well, and I will NEVER trust Tipper Gore.

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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:19 AM
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18. Then don't vote for HER
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:22 AM
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20. I won't vote for either of them. Gore's pick of Lieberman wasn't very wise.
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JimDandy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:45 AM
Response to Reply #20
51. We have the gift of hindsight...
Gore did not.
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sweetladybug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:14 AM
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39. Tipper didn't want to ban ANY music. She wanted music rated so
that young children would not be able to purchase vulgar,sexual and violent contents. I agree completely with her. BUT SHE DID NOT WANT TO BAN ANY MUSIC. Your facts are wrong!
Gore 2008!!!!!!!!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:46 PM
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98. She didn't want to ban it
She wanted warning labels on it.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:27 PM
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105. she didn't advocate banning anything -- she wanted warning labels
an argument could be made that warning labels would lead to stores not carrying certain music, but that's not the same thing as a ban.
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:06 AM
Response to Reply #11
141. You don't remember it like I do,
because she wanted it labeled, not banned.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:57 AM
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9. Isn't this a change in attitude for Gore?
I don't recall (pardon the Gonzo pun) hearing him say "I haven't ruled it out..." before. Is this not a shift more toward center for Gore?
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:23 AM
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21. Certainly is
Al owes American people a run!

Go for it Al!
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:42 PM
Response to Reply #9
71. I think so. It IS a different response.
Is he toying with us?
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:06 AM
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13. Oh please, please, please. Go for it Al. You won it once, they
couldn't come close to you now.

And this time we'll stand behind you.
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:13 AM
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14. Gore/Obama would be much better than Gore/Kemp
If he would run and pick either Obama, Edwards or Kucinich(my fav) they would be unstoppable short of a rigged election....so it may not matter who we run.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:40 AM
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25. Totally agree with GORE/Obama-Edwards

those would be unstoppable tickets.

And this is coming from a total Obama supporter.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:27 AM
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43. Gore/Edwards would be nice.
but we have a long way to go yet, we still have a big problem with Rove/Cheney/Bush/ and Gonzales.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:14 PM
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66. Nice, but not two southern senators, methinks. n/t
Edited on Thu May-17-07 12:14 PM by Peregrine Took
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:28 PM
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108. Gore/Clark!!!
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:37 PM
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70. Agree.
GO 2008!!
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:21 AM
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41. It won't be Kucinich
There is no way that Gore would pick Kucinich. Edwards seems like the most likely choice.
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:34 PM
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96. I know but one can always wish.
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UnrepentantUnitarian Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:16 AM
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15. Next week should be interesting!
Gore's new book will come out, and seems to me this could be the beginning of the "momentum build" that could lead to an announcement in the weeks to come.
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sdfernando Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:17 AM
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16. Please! Please! Please!
Please Al run! We desperately need you. And please enlist Wes Clark as Sec of State (1st choice), or VP (2nd choice)! PLEASE!
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:10 AM
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38. Wes Clark would make a great Sec of State.
Imagine the things he could do in that role!
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:03 PM
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73. yes,yes,yes! go Clark
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focusfan Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:18 AM
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17. I would vote for Al Gore in 08
Al Gore knows that Bush took the presidency from him in
01"so it's time he take his presidency back  
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jedicord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:20 AM
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19. Run Gore, Run!!!!!!!!!
What a concept, a candidate I can actually pull a lever for and mean it. :applause:
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:43 AM
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26. I had a repuke friend recently ask me what Gore's
waiting for. He is anxious to vote for him.....believes he'd win "in a landslide."

Last week the rightwing "Parade" mag that comes in the Sunday edition of many newspapers suggested that Gore isn't running because he'd naver be able to build an organization and raise enough money at this point. That was music to my ears. Wishful thinking on their part and total fear that he's going to get into it and dwarf their sorry bunch of losers.

Run, Al, run.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:22 PM
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93. He's waiting for the "frontrunners" to bloody each other sufficiently.
He doesn't need to be in the race now. He can enter in September or October and instantly claim frontrunner status.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:18 PM
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116. I do not believe he is that kind of man
He is a statesman.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:40 AM
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126. Statesmen don't win elections
Politicians do. The most accurate thing that could be said about 2004 is that John Kerry clearly demonstrated that he was a statesman, but Bush proved more willing to engage in sleazy, disgusting politics. Elections are rarely about statesmanship these days.

I think Vash is right... as noble as Gore is, nobility doesn't win. It would be most advantageous for him to enter late with lots of fanfare and popular support and just stage a final killing blow against the by-then foundering frontrunners.

I hope he does, FWIW. I wanted Kerry to run but since he isn't, Gore is the only other person I could get excited about.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 07:00 AM
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131. Then I suppose you have your answer to the inner struggle this must present to him...
Because he is not a "politician" he is a statesman, and I will take that over a "politician" any day.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:42 PM
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164. statesmen make peace. But Gore needs to come out with a peace plan
Is he getting one ready? :shrug:
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 08:08 AM
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135. Pardon me, but I'm not sure what this has to do with anything.
There's nothing un-statesmanlike about this kind of action. In fact, I'd say this is probably MOST statesmanlike. Here's a definition for you:

Main Entry: statesman
Pronunciation: 'stAts-m&n
Function: noun
1 : one versed in the principles or art of government; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government or in shaping its policies
2 : one who exercises political leadership wisely and without narrow partisanship

As far as I'm concerned, this is something only the utmost statesman would be wise enough to do. There is no good reason why he should let the other candidates and the media spend 6-8 months beating the hell out of him when he can let them do that to the other candidates and be all the healthier for it. And there is nothing un-statesmanlike, dishonest, or any other negative connotation about it.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:40 AM
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138. I don't know if you were responding to me
But I was referring to "letting them bloody themselves." I do not believe he is the kind of cold calculating "politician" that some of these posts intimate. I hope that is clear to you now just in case you were responding to me.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 12:14 PM
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143. I still fail to see how that's a problem or "cold".
It's smart is what it is. And there's nothing whatsoever dishonorable about doing that.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 12:38 PM
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144. Stop putting words in my mouth please
I never typed the word dishonorable. I stated that I do not see him as a man who relishes others "bloodying themselves." If you can't understand what is meant by that, that is your problem.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:30 PM
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151. Just as you put words into my mouth...
I never said he relished doing it, but that doesn't mean it isn't smart or that he won't do it.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 08:33 PM
Response to Reply #151
154. Well actually, I don't recall responding to you first or telling you anything.
So is this over now?
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kiteinthewind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 01:12 PM
Response to Reply #154
170. Gee, RG, you just glow with optimism. Always a pleasure!
:sarcasm:
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:46 AM
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27. This is the widest he's cracked the door open so far!
I'm hoping he runs.

Bake
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:58 AM
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30. Have you seen this?
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:47 PM
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166. thanks, janx, I love this part
snip: When I asked Gore why he hasnt dismissed all the speculation by issuing a Shermanesque refusal to stand, as he did in 2002, Gore said, "Having spent 30 years as part of the political dialogue, I dont know why a 600-day campaign is taken as a given, and why people who arent in it 600 days out for the convenience of whatever brokers want to close the door and narrow the field and say, This is it, now lets place your bets If they want to do that, fine. I dont have to play that game."

Good he doesn't want to play that game. He could sneak in but he has to start talking about Iraq, peace, Gonzo, impeachment and the other improtant issues of the day.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:43 PM
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165. yes, it's the widest, it's almost an announcement. I'd advise Gore
to read this thread carefully.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:53 AM
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28. There are many Bush voters who are remorseful about 2000
Edited on Thu May-17-07 10:54 AM by Ishoutandscream2
I know, I know, Al that you did win the popular vote (and won Florida, too). But the Court put in you know who, and look what has happened.

Everything you stated in the debates were true. You talked about saving social security, keeping the budget surplus by not passing irresponsible tax cuts, and saving the environment from global warming.

Yes, the lock box analogy was a little silly, but the message was spot on. There are many, many folks who think you deserve a second chance.

You really did win in 2000. You would certainly win now. Run, Al, run!!!
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:57 AM
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29. I wonder if that would include Sandra Day O'Connor
n/t
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:04 AM
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31. I'd support him.
If Clark gets in it I'll be for him though.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:05 AM
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32. Gore, Kerry, and Clark ..... imagine if they jumped in ...... wow!
I recognize that the current three primary leaders are exciting and popular. But Gore, in particular, would set a huge fire under the base. Clark and Kerry would light fires under smaller groups, but those groups have always shown themselves to be hard workers and strong supporters.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:07 AM
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34. The possibility of him running helps keep global warming in the news.
That's why he won't rule it out. He ain't running folks. He does not want to go through all that shit again.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:10 AM
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36. Don't tease, Al! I'm begging you....
the B*sh years have been too stressful.
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puffthemagicdragon Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:10 AM
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37. Now that is a way to start the day!
I am keeping the hope alive. Please Al run...i would dedicate 3 or more hours a week to your campaign. Please!
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:17 AM
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40. Hot diggidy!
This puts a smile on my face.

You deserve it, Al. We deserve it.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:23 AM
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42. Thom Hartmann just mentioned this.
Edited on Thu May-17-07 11:29 AM by alyce douglas
I don't think Gore will run but if he did it would be wonderful.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:53 AM
Response to Reply #42
57. and the crowd in Boulder cheered when Hartmann
announced it.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:27 AM
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44. C'mon Al, the country is calling. It's time to step back up to the plate. n/t
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:30 AM
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46. he already is at the plate
Edited on Thu May-17-07 11:31 AM by RestoreGore
so what do you mean by that?
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:32 AM
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48. He needs to announce he's running. What else would I have meant? n/t
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:05 PM
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112. he doesn't have to do that to be at the plate
So sad so many haven't noticed that yet.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 07:03 AM
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132. Way to read way too much into a simple statement of support. Have a nice day. n/t
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:30 AM
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45. He said much more than that
Edited on Thu May-17-07 11:31 AM by RestoreGore
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Unfortunately, many don't wish to really listen to his words and what is behind them.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #45
86. powerful words and sentences again instead of slogans and
soundbites, and speeches that mean something, god, I miss that.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:11 PM
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113. He does not want to lose his soul or compromise the man he has become
And I couldn't agree with him more and believe he is doing the right thing. I fully intend to read his book, pass it on to my child as I have my books on Thomas Jefferson, and do all I can to be that involved citizen. There is no reason for him to go back to that muck if he sees that the people of this country cannot even stand up for what is right themselves. Those who simply get on their knees in front of him and beg him are not doing a service to America unless they are willing to get up off their knees and stand beside him to work for this Democracy.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:56 AM
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140. NO-You're NOT listening. In this huge thread full of support for Gore, you've posted 16 times
dogging people about their support for Gore. I question your motives big time.

FYI:

People want Gore and NOTHING you say is gonna stop the wellspring of support for him to run for President. If he chooses to run, his decision will more than likely be based on the good will and support of people like us who want him to run.

Take that in your pipe and smoke it.
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kiteinthewind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 11:55 AM
Response to Reply #140
169. Haven't you heard? RestoreGore is the ONLY person on the planet that truly understands Al's
wishes. She is The One And Only Keeper Of Al Gore's Flame Of Truth, as utopiansecretagent called it!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Hey, wonder why she has the confusing username?
:popcorn:
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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:31 AM
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47. Gore Gore Gore
There may be a god after all :toast: :bounce: :think:
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:34 AM
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49. It always cheers me up to see how excited this board
gets at the hint or mention of a Gore run. I've never seen anybody garner so much excitement and pure optimism as Al Gore. :toast:
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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:15 PM
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83. I can't help it
but with Gore as President I see hope for this glorious country and for the world. :toast: :party: :loveya:
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:46 PM
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90. Amazing, isn't it?
About the worst thing anyone can say about him is that he may well be more valuable now doing what he's already doing. (Well, okay, there was that rather unfortunate choice for a VP candidate, but I don't think that was entirely his decision.)

If he wants it, I think he's got it. If.
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:45 AM
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52. The once and future president
Yes, Al, it's YOU!!!! RUN AL RUN!!!!
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:49 AM
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55. Just made my 1000th post above!
Only took me two years. Right, what's the hurry. :party:
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:47 PM
Response to Reply #55
110. I've been trying for six years
and I'm nowhere near 1000.
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youngharry Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:48 AM
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54. Al Gore for President
Al Gore could serve this country and the world better as President. There is so much wrong with this country after the Bushes have damaged us in every way, from the climate crisis to the critical damage done to the Constitution. Just pick a subject and it needs fixing, saved or re-directed and it will take herculean energy and an honest, highly intelligent, and dedicated public servant that Al Gore has always been. Gore and Wesley Clark are the ones that America needs at this time.
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:42 PM
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89. Well put! Welcome to DU.
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:50 AM
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56. WHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Gore: the only way back. Others may lead well enough, but Gore would right this capsized nation, spiritually, financially, legally. I plead. I beg.

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Sick_of_Rethuggery Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:55 AM
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59. There is a much more expansive and poetic article...
in TIME:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1622009,...

(linked from the article cited above).

God, it is amazing to see such (almost hagiographic) articles in the MSM!
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:34 PM
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87. thanks for posting! An excellent read. (n/t)
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:10 PM
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149. I liked this line the best....


"The other day a friend said, 'Why don't you just take a break, Al, and run for President?'"

Ha! Take your friend's advice, Al!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:06 PM
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61. Hey Al. Maybe you and Russ Feingold should do lunch.
You know, no pressure. Just shoot the shit, hang out over a sandwich.

See how it feels.

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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:07 PM
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148. GMTA!
:thumbsup: :applause:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:07 PM
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62. Please please please Al.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:09 PM
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63. Al, they stole your eight years in the Oval Office. Now they just have to give it back! Take it!
Edited on Thu May-17-07 12:10 PM by Seabiscuit
It belongs to no one but YOU!
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:11 PM
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64. This reinforces my belief that Gore no longer has the fire in his belly necessary
for a presidential campaign.

I wish he'd run, but someone who's motivated is going to run a better campaign--we hope!
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #64
114. He is already running a campaign for this planet
Edited on Thu May-17-07 10:13 PM by RestoreGore
And it is very evident that is where the fire in him lies, and that is very good for this planet.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:12 PM
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65. I'll work my fingers down to bloody nubs for you, Al! n/t
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:15 PM
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67. pretty please with sugar on top?
and whipped cream?



chocolate sprinkles?



a cherry???
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peabody71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:10 PM
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74. Gore/ Obama 08' !!!
I''''m sorry but I don't want Hillary and shes''' got it locked if Gore doesn't get in.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:13 PM
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76. That would be a dream ticket.
n/t
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:14 PM
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77. Please see my post #75 above
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Why does everybody think Clinton's already got the nomination? YOU have the power to keep that from happening. Fuck, if you give up now you might create a self-fulfilling prophecy, but regardless of what the media says or wants, it's in OUR hands. We are not some looney fringe. We are the fucking base people. If you don't want Clinton, do your duty and vote for who you do want. It really is that simple.
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:15 PM
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78. I'd have to agree with Gore about "fallen out of love with politics"
And then to go on to say:

"If I do my job right, all the candidates will be talking about the climate crisis,"

I'd have to say that he has moved environmental issues five years ahead again that the Bush administration has pushed back 40 plus years to the standards and priority that it was in the 60's. With his popularity and clout throughout this world I see good things happening with environmental issues versus if he does win the Whitehouse and has to spread his priorities thin when he inherits the total mess that this administration leaves behind. Poor health care, low paying or no jobs, a shit hole in Iraq, corruption out the wazoo, etc.

Would love to see it happen but I think he's doing great things now without having his hands tied.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:27 PM
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120. And Tipper Gore agrees with you on that
Per the TIME article I posted today. And I too agree. A man with his resources and access to all business leaders and world leaders in the world, who can devote his time and passion to this at his own pace for as long as he wishes has true freedom that should not be given up.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:45 PM
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80. Come on, Al, you know you can do more as president!
We need you to be able to influence legislation. Enough people are trained to continue your work in the public sector.

Run, Al, run!
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:12 PM
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81. He could CHANGE what politics is.
Come on, Al. We NEED you!
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:15 PM
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82. I think he meant what he said about not wanting a 600-day campaign.
And since he's the ONLY candidate (or possible candidate) who doesn't need to start early, why on earth should he? It would only give the corporate media more time to crank up the old War on Gore spin machine.

By keeping everyone guessing until the last possible minute, he makes people focus on WHY he'd be a great president, instead of just talking about the "horse race." I can tell you it's working with me: I just pre-ordered his new book plus Earth in the Balance and An Inconvenient Truth, neither of which I've read before. I wonder how many other people are also playing catch-up? Releasing The Assault on Reason is also campaigning, just in a different (and better) way than we're used to.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:20 PM
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84. I remain hopeful -- stubbornly .. n/t
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:21 PM
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85. I love all of the positive
energy and hope that DUers have for Al Gore!

Please run Al, please!
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:38 PM
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88. You've "fallen out of love with politics," and that's why you should run.
We don't need another selfish, narcissistic megalomaniac in the White House. We don't need another political machine that exists to serve itself. We need some honest, competent, sincere, experienced citizen snatched from the street willing to serve their country. (I also want to draft Byron Dorgan. He's also perfect for the job because he's not running either.)

Dear President Gore, run because your country needs you. Your "highest and best use" is to make climate change a top priority. But Mr. Gore, the last poll I saw had gasoline prices - not climate change - as people's second concern (Iraq was first). If you want to move the nation, you will have to be President. Nothing else will do. Run, Al, run!
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:23 PM
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119.  Nothing else will do?
Who are we to give such ultimatums?
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NastyDiaper Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:09 PM
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91. To run: "I can't say because I'm not looking for it."
Edited on Thu May-17-07 03:24 PM by NastyDiaper


What it would take, specifically ?

Gore: "I can't say because I'm not looking for it. But I guess I would know it if I saw it. I haven't ruled it out. But I don't think it's likely to happen."

We have to build the platform and show it to him.

While I'm listening to the other candidates. Whom I like. I'm not the least bit shy about sharing my number one choice.

Odd in a way. The very reason for my interest in the race this early is to help reserve a spot for Al Gore. Show interest and keep him in the polls. Just in case.


Finally I really got to hand it to the DU. Might seem a bit off-topic but our response to the Keith Olbermann "Special Comment" last summer kinda gave me a sense of our power.
We seem to be out in front, and in reading through this thread I hope we are :toast:.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:26 PM
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94. He's such a tease
it's cruel. He's got my vote in a heartbeat.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:27 PM
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95. COME ON AL-TAKE YOUR RIGHTFUL PLACE!!!
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:14 PM
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115. That should have happened in 2004
For it was up to US not to let it go.
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StarryNite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:41 PM
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97. Run Al, run!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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BlueOysterCult Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:06 PM
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101. Please god run run.. run Gore run!
We need you!
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:03 PM
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99. I think Al should bring attention to the rising CO2 levels instead
of climate change. Saying "climate change" can be twisted and dismissed too easily by the wingnuts. C02 levels on the other hand going outside the limits of anything the Earth has had as far back as we know makes a better argument (IMHO).

When he showed the CO2 graph in his movie it made more of an impact on me than the climate change arguement. Climate changes all the time and we don't understand it. We have a big blaring example of C02 getting too high in Venus right next door. The sheeple can see it better that way.
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:04 PM
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100. we all know Al hangs out ont he internets,
so let's all encourage him, here, to get us back on the right track!

Al, you have the experience, the respect, the maturity, and gusto, to fix the massive problems we have today. People listen when you talk, because you're smart, and convincing. The world has soured on the U.S., and you can turn that around the DAY you take office. Finally, the half+ of America that voted for you once, only likes you more today.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:09 PM
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102. Cool.
But I would say he ruled it out by saying no several times. If he wants to change his mind, good!
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:33 PM
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103. Al --- the weekend after you made it official...
The wave of funding, donations, offers of volunteer time, ANYTHING would be unprecedented in history.

Just watch how many millions of dollars comes streaming in; you could hit a home run in the 9th inning outta the park and win the Presidency!

:kick: :applause: :kick:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:03 PM
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104. Run, Al, Run! nt
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:50 PM
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106. Gore/Obama = Landslide waiting to happen. Run Al! n/t
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truckerb1968 Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:11 PM
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107. Run, AL, RUN.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:22 PM
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117. Now if all those responding in these threads did one thing to solve this climate crisis
Instead of continuing to beg him even through all he has stated, we might just be able to do something to solve it.
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:55 PM
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122. If they put half the energy into it, we'd be on our way. n/t
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 06:50 AM
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129.  No doubt about it, and...
Edited on Fri May-18-07 07:04 AM by RestoreGore
I suspect he also knows that and is somewhat disappointed about that as well. Can you imagine what went through his head in I think it was Buffalo, when that college student got down on her knee and bowed her head like she was at some freeper religious revival and could only muster that she would vote for HIM? I actually think she was put up to it, but that's another story. That after all his words about THEM being the change she couldn't even tell him she would do that, but that it was still HIS duty to do it for her? That showed him right there that the words he had been speaking fell on totally deaf ears. If only we could muster the fervor displayed for people taking action themselves that we see in people begging others and waiting for others to do it for them, we might not be in this mess to begin with. Oh well...

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

Here's just one example.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:36 AM
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142. Gosh yeah
I hadn't realized that by wanting to have Gore run, I was destroying any chance of saving the environment. Thanks for straightening me out.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 12:39 PM
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145. And thanks as usual for missing the entire point n/t
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:12 PM
Response to Reply #145
159. Sure thing!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to hone my snark skills.
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disndat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:22 PM
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118. My guess is
Gore will announce in Sept. Don't forget he is up for the Nobel Peace prize, to be announced in October. He may be timing his announcement close to that announcement so that it doesn't influence the Nobel nomination one way or the other. The next POTUS has to be strong enough to deal with the mess Bush will leave, plus lead the world in a cooperative effort to deal with global warming. Gore is just the man for the job. I would love a Gore/Edwards ticket. After all these depressing years with the Bush regime, what a boost to the world that would be!
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:38 PM
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121. I'm getting all choked up reading the posts on this thread
Al Gore stands head and shoulders above the crowd.
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swimmernsecretsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:43 PM
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123. DON'T DO THAT TO ME, AL!
Oh, my God. What if he did. What if he did.

We've got to get a letter/email campaign going.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 12:34 AM
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124. Gore /Kerry!! Kerry has all the volunteer lists, and the money lists!!
and Kerry has all the lists fo criminals..from this administration..

Kerry would run as VP..because he would do it, for the love of this nation!! and because no one knows more what these fuckers have done to destroy our constitution and bill of rights..and he knows who the whole cast of characters are who are tearing this country apart from the inside out!!


fly
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 04:29 AM
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127. You know how I feel about the man.


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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 07:35 PM
Response to Reply #124
153. Amen!!
That's a ticket I'd work my butt off for...
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:02 PM
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157. That is THE winning ticket...
...of this I have no doubt. :patriot:
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Pierogi_Pincher Donating Member (323 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 12:52 AM
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125. AL! WES! n/t
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 06:08 AM
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128. This oughta set a couple DUers off
For some reason there are a few here who think Gore is so limited in his ability that he couldn't do the global warming thing if President.

I won't sell him short, he's capable of multi-tasking in a big way.

Go President Gore, go!

Julie
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 06:56 AM
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130. Oh please, stop your character assaults
NO PRESIDENT HAS DONE IT IN THIRTY YEARS because of the very conditions Mr. Gore is decscribing in his book. It has nothing to do with him and YOU KNOW IT. Please then explain why Clinton didn't
do it then if it is so easy. I'll wait. Until then, stop with your false persecution. Mr. Gore himself has stated his wariness about the effectiveness of serving in that capacity at this juncture. It was because of the last thirty years that he even wrote this book according to his own words, or didn't you read what he stated in the article? Perhaps you should actually read his own words before you once again embarrass yourself here.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 07:10 AM
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133. lol Thank you for proving my point
www.cluestore.com

Check it out.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 07:13 AM
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134. It is obvious you can't answer the question...
Edited on Fri May-18-07 07:14 AM by RestoreGore
And really didn't read his words. I then have no time for this. Have a nice day.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:48 PM
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152. Thanks for the kickety-kick!
:hi:

Julie
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 08:37 PM
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155. Anytime, since it also puts my comments up too
And others see that you really aren't serious about supporting the man or answering a question. All you seem to care about here is playing games, so right back at you.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:15 PM
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150. !
:rofl:
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kiteinthewind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 01:21 PM
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171. Too freaking funny!! You called that one! Always on the Gore threads sharing the love, she is!
:toast:
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mdelaguna2000 Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 08:40 AM
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137. Be still my beating heart.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:42 AM
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139. Keeping my fingers crossed! Please save us Al!
:yourock:
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:14 PM
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146. Al may be a changed man but I think he still wants the Presidency. You just don't change that
much. I think he understands political judo a bit better than before. He can let dem hopefuls beat each other up for a few more months and enter the fray. He is the only "lock" candidate on the presidency. Hillary is no shoe-in. And the environmental credentials he brings makes him a real stand out. Go Al.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:07 PM
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147. Puh-leeeeeeeeeeeeeze, Al ... we NEEEEEEEEEED you!!!
Pretty pretty pretty please ?!?! O8)

You can even have the amazing hunky intellectual patriot Russ Feingold for your VP!! :patriot:
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uncertainty1999 Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:23 PM
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156. please run, please run, please run, please run.....
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liberal renegade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:08 PM
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158. Why in the hell would he even want the job?
Why would anyone want it for that matter? He isn't stupid or crazy enough to want it.

Let the fucking repukes have it for crying out loud. They've gone and fucked this country up beyond repair, so let them try and fix it....

It's going to take 20 years or better to right this fucking disaster....



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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 08:37 AM
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172. Yes, and I always let my two-year-old
clean up the messes she makes, too. I'm sure you can guess what kind of job she does. :crazy:
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missTheBigDog Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 08:44 AM
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173. This ticket would be unbeatable in '08
Gore/Richardson!
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 09:22 AM
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175. You're kidding, right? Richardson isn't exactly a big draw.
I would never vote for a ticket with Bill "Gonzales gets a pass 'cause he's hispanic like me" Richardson. Who, by the way, has a scandal with something false on his resume in the past...not the right kind of candidate for a campaign against the lack of ethics and honesty of the other side.

No way. Richardson would sink Gore.

Gore/Obama, maybe. It can't be Edwards, since Edwards was on a losing ticket as a V.P. before. Can't be Biden because of plaguerism issues. Can't be Kucinich because...well, because it's Kucinich. There can't be another Gore/Clinton ticket like before...and Hillary would never take 2nd banana position. It would have to be Obama, or someone who is not currently a candidate. Wes Clark maybe (but that's 2 white military men...not good).
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jollyreaper2112 Donating Member (955 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 08:48 AM
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174. run, gore, run!
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