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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:43 PM
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I'm beginning to think Al Gore is best person to unite the Democrats...
I think Al Gore has a bad taste in his mouth from the 2000 election. He was real sour on politics after that ordeal. He gave everything he had, contrary to those that wanted more. He was physically burnt out from that campaign, in my opinion.

However, he won as a populist, even as the DLCers were saying he was making a mistake. He came from far behind to win that race and was devastated when it was stolen. He made the mistake of listening to the experts who told him the best thing to do would be to not fight the Supreme Court. That was the end of the road.

But no one has spoken more eloquently or passionately since that time, whether or not we liked or disliked Al Gore. But I'm not sure he still has the fire in the gut. If he did, I think I could support him one more time. After all, he beat Bush.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:46 PM
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1. I could support him if he would speak out against the war, budget
cuts that hurt the poor, and tax cuts for the top .2% of Americans. He may have already, I just haven't heard him yet.
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:06 PM
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11. He's spoken out against the war.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:21 PM
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20. good 'nuf for me...I always liked him except that Lieberman was
his vp pick.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:25 PM
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22. The reason he picked Lieberman was purely political...
All the prognosticators thought the election might come down to the state of Florida and Lieberman, being Jewish, would help carry that state for Gore, and perhaps the election. That was the only reason he was chosen, in my opinion.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:27 PM
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24. Who do you think he would pick this time around? nt
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:29 PM
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27. I think he would choose General Clark or John Kerry...
Edited on Thu Dec-08-05 10:29 PM by kentuck
and he would bring smoke on the ass of whichever Repub was running.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:32 PM
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29. I could certainly support a ticket that had one or the other with Gore.
He hasn't mentioned running at all and has stayed out of the press for the most part for a while.
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:48 PM
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2. Gore has the experience and the judgement to do the job.
He's high on my list of possible candidates provided he has learned to act like a human being.

I know it's ridiculous but sadly in our system you need to be someone Joe Sixpack would like to share a few brewskis with in order to get elected.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:50 PM
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3. So where is he? I'm all ears. nt
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:08 PM
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12. Today's news re Gore.

Al Gore's crusade comes to Stanford

DELIVERS LECTURE ON GLOBAL WARMING

By Paul Rogers

Mercury News


There were no grades, pop quizzes or textbooks. But a speech by former Vice President Al Gore at Stanford University on Tuesday night offered more than 1,000 pupils a crash course in global warming.

Speaking at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium, Gore presented little in the way of politics or sound bites, delivering a 90-minute tutorial on climate change, and its causes, effects and predicted remedies.

"If we allow this to happen, it is profoundly unethical," he said, stalking the stage without notes, clicking away furiously at a video presentation on a giant screen. "It is deeply immoral. This is not a political issue, it is a moral issue."

-snip-
Although Gore gained attention in the 2004 presidential race after he appeared to move left, endorsing Howard Dean and bitterly criticizing President Bush, Tuesday he preferred to remain in the role of apolitical professor for most of the evening.

At one point, the former vice president -- who now sits on the board of Apple Computer, serves as a senior adviser to Google and works as chairman of Current, a new TV network -- displayed a photograph of the Earth from space. When he was in grade school, he joked, one of his classmates noted that the continents seemed to have shapes that might have once fit together -- and asked whether that were true.

The teacher laughed at the idea, now a widely held scientific view.

"The student went on to become a drug addict," Gore joked in slow, somber tones. "And the teacher went on to be science adviser in the current White House."

-snip-
The most politically biting jokes were delivered by Gore's opening speaker, Terry Tamminen, the top environmental adviser and Cabinet secretary of Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

-snip-
Among the satirical suggestions made by Tamminen: switching the power on Vice President Dick Cheney's pacemaker to nuclear power, and invading Silicon Valley to secure more solar panels.
"The No. 1 thing President Bush says he will do to address global warming?'' Tamminen asked as the audience roared. ``Wait two years. President Al Gore will fix it."

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/13347621.htm




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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:55 PM
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4. I think Gore
could win, and there are several strong VP possibilities.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:55 PM
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5. You are in very good company!
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:56 PM
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6. Gore over anyone else being currently pushed for the job? ABSOLUTELY.
In fact, right now it would be hard for me to think of someone who could do better. Except Howard Dean, of course. But he supposedly took himself out of the running.
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:59 PM
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7. Not if he again captulates...
...to the "one man/one woman" anti-gay lynch mob. And if he's not capitulating (i.e., he really believes in limiting my civil rights), then he's not going to have a lot of sway with this Democrat.

(Flame if you must, folks, but I've taken far too many hits for the team in the name of unity, and has it done anybody a lick of good in past five years?)
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:03 PM
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9. No one will please everybody.
:)
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:28 PM
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26. Aw, kentuck...
I know that. You know I know that. And I know half of DU is going to roll their eyes at my post and ignore the "one-issue" lesbian making noise again ('cause, after all, what else is a homo gonna do but vote for the Dem, every time, so let's just let her rattle on, and ignore her).

But somebody's got to get the message out there that hardly anyone wants to acknowledge: We pesky little homos are getting KILLED politically (and otherwise), and nobody outside our immediate families seems to give a damn that the noose is tightening around our necks by the day.

So somebody's got to say it. And somebody's got to keep reminding the eye-rollers that making us sit down and shut up throughout another election cycle (and another, and another, and another) hasn't done a damned thing to help Dems win elections.

Ironically, winning seems to be what it's all about -- as opposed to Dems being the party to stand up for what's right. And yet everything the Dems have done to win hasn't worked.

Maybe if everybody stopped being so damned scared of us queers "pulling down" the rest of the party, and started valuing us as if we were equal human beings--

But I guess that's far too much to ask.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:33 PM
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30. I think Al Gore would be very supportive of your rights...
But I think he would be wise enough to not put it front and center during the campaign. He would work on it after he had won. It is an unfortunate reality that America is not ready for your issue. If you think it doesn't matter, convince those voters in the 12 states that the Repubs put that issue on the ballot. Unfortunately...
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:44 PM
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33. kentuck I am really surprised at you!
Number one this is not just Sapphs issue. Framing it as her issue isn't really cool. Anything anti gay that happens in any country affects every LGBTIQQ person the world over.

Secondly I do not agree. Gore will not legalize same sex marriage or make queer citizens of your country more equal after taking office. There are only a few Dem's that would do that. And the past proves that.

The Dem's had a lot of power during the Clinton era, yet Clinton folded on DoMA and DADT. The PPIA was introduced during those good years, yet it still sits gathering dust in the halls of Congress and the Senate. Had the Dem's been the people they make themselves out to be Sapph and I would be sitting on her couch together right now in San Francisco.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:41 PM
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44. I know that !
The Party lost the South for the Blacks. What do they lose for the Gay Community?? Only salmon can swim up a waterfall. But what good is a Party that cannot fight for what you believe in?
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 12:30 AM
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55. Exactly that. kentuck!
Why should the queer community continue to support something that doesn't support them? Why should we be the ones to take the blame from the nay sayers that blame us for every election loss since 2000, yet still want our votes and money?
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:47 PM
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34. Unfortunately...
...as long as equal rights is re-framed as "my" issue instead of our issue, that's the way it always will be.

Think "First they came for the Communists," etc. If people can't stand up for LGBT rights out of personal commitment to true democratic values, then I'd think they'd at least do it out of self-preservation. But it's going to take getting down to the "trade unionists" before somebody says, "Whoops!"

And I know what matters. But as I said above, somebody has to continue to remind the rest of the party that LGBTs are not a "wedge issue" to be dismissed (as long as you get our votes, and our money). So I'll take the heat for it. Big deal. I'm used to it by now.

Frankly, kentuck, I know gay people are fucked. Period. We have no pull, no say, and no sway. But I'm not going down pretending it's just a twist of fate it turned out this way.

P.S. I have no reason to imagine Gore would "work on it" after he won -- especially if he hasn't offered even the vaguest clue that he has any interest in the issue. Why would he? Gay people are positively radioactive these days, and we know it.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:44 PM
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46. So, can Dean get elected?
what's the answer? The Party is fucked. Surrender.
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:54 PM
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50. I think Dean is electable.
But again, I seem to be in the minority on that one too.

And I didn't mean the Dem party is fucked (well, it could be, but it isn't evitable). I meant that gay people are fucked. We've won a couple of battles, but on the whole I think we (gay people) have lost the war.
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:39 PM
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32. Yep!
Look what supporting the left got us Aussies! A bunch of so called lefties who helped the government in this country add to our constitution that marriage is between one man and one woman and with that comes the right to refuse the recognition of all same sex marriages.

Yep these assholes keep taking votes, walking all over us, making false promises to us, all the while pushing us further down the ladder rung (who thought that possible?) into the pit of something worse than second class citizen.
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desi826 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 06:42 PM
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65. The reason the Dems are losing on this issue....
is because they are not framing it as a rights issue.
It's a civil rights issue, not a moral one.
The government has no business in it if it is a moral issue. Repubs are winning because of that reason; THEY know it, it's Dems that don't.
Frame it that way, and the Repubs lose. Period.
Des
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 10:30 PM
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67. Exactly. n/t
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:18 PM
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42. this sexier thing.....do you think you could offer
the female gender a fine silohouette of a nice, big, penis with a hard-on?

I haven't had many good licks either.....
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 12:27 AM
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54. I am about to quote you something...
...from one of this weeks Australian magazines. I hope you learn a valuable lesson from it. So next time you don't go around asking lesbians for silhouettes of a penis on a public forum.



From this weeks Australian New Idea:

(It accompanies a picture of Kate Winslet)

Did you know most men are oblivious to cellulite? One in five actually thought it was a type of battery.

A study of 1000 men and WOMEN, carried out by beauty firm RoC, also found that men prefer curvy Kate Winslet over Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. So don't get stumped on your lumps -- he doesn't.



The moral of that little tale is basically when someone thinks of something as being sexy or sexier they often envision the curvy Marylin Monroe type over Fanny Bryce!
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:00 PM
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8. He Continues To Be My 1st Choice.
And I like the ring of a Gore/Clark ticket too.

Beyond that the series of speeches he has given in association with Move On over the last 2 years have been breathtaking. Truly inspirational.

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pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:03 PM
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10. I have had the feeling that Gore would be the right person in 08
By the time Bu$h's term is up, the environment and the economy will be in shambles. People will look to Gore to bring back the economy of the 90's (a hard taks no doubt) and no one speaks more passionatly on the environment than Gore.
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:10 PM
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15. He's the PERFECT guy for the job
He's got tons of experience, both legislative and foreign policy.

He can lay claim to better times (ie 8 years of peace and prosperity in the 90's)

He's been on the outside for 8 years, so he can run against the establishment as an outside reformer.

He's been right on so many issues - global warming, Iraq, economy. etc..

...and most of all, he's already been elected once! I can see the campaign buttons now:

RE-ELECT AL GORE.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:09 PM
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13. If he dumps the DLC and starts making the impassioned
speeches, southern preacher style, that I have seen him do when he is covered since then, I agree with you.
The DLC is not a good fit for him or really the rest of us.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:11 PM
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17. I think the DLC has dumped him...
They did not like his "populist" approach. Remeber that they said that is why he "lost"...
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:14 PM
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18. Screw them. I hope he keeps his populist approach up.
I would vote for him again minus Leiberman.
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:09 PM
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14. For the millionth time; YES YES YES. He is it.
I am all for it. I think he will actually not have to be drafted; he will pop up on the scene just when we think all is lost.
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Todd B Donating Member (809 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:10 PM
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16. Unfortunatly
Most Democrats (and politicians, in general) are too embolded to special interests and corporations to be reunited.

If anyone could, I wouldn't mind it being Gore though - heck, he deserves to be in the White House, which is rightfully his since 2000.
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wixomblues Donating Member (372 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:16 PM
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19. Gore's the only choice for 2008.
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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:24 PM
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21. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He's my favorite. I am still predicting (to a largely RW, totally disagreeing peer-group), that he is going to run.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:25 PM
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23. Do we think it would be Gore vs. Clinton in the primaries?
That would be uncomfortable.

I'd like to see Clark in there somewhere, too, as vp - then he will take the presidency in 8 years. Ooooh, heaven!
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wixomblues Donating Member (372 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:52 PM
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35. Death, taxes, and Hilary in the primary.
Hilary will make a run, up until the end. And there will be threads that will go on for months, about a possible Clinton/Gore ticket again.

But I think Al has spen enough time roaming this country to stay awal from the DNC water carriers. Gore is going to come in fully armed, and he's going ot take the white house.
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:27 PM
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25. K&R -- GO GORE!!!!!
YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER!

(and I'm not a caps lock kind of person)
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Chicago Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:31 PM
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28. Yeah, he won't run. He said he won't run.
so leave him alone..

Of course he would be great, but SNL killed him. His manner is stilted, isn't that a stupid reason for not supporting someone. Welcome to Abercrombe and Fitch TRL Sound Byte American.


I love AL. If he changes his mind, I'll be there.

Time moves on. Look at fresh faces. Feingold. Edwards.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:36 PM
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31. I think Al Gore may be thinking the same as you...
and that's unfortunate for our Party, I think. He kicked Bush's ass in the debates and in the election, only to have it stolen. Sad :(
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:00 PM
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39. So why do you think he made that remark earlier this year
that he thought he had the political winds at his back?

He's right. He does. Everything Gore championed in the past is in front of our faces now in ruins. But why do you think he made that remark?

He's just about the only person qualified to pick up the pieces and put them back together again in our lifetimes.

Gore is in a class by himself. Perhaps it is more than we Americans deserve to have Gore as our President. But I can dream, can't I?
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Don Claybrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:49 PM
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49. Have you seen any of his speeches the last couple of years?
He comes off as very intelligent, of course--that hasn't changed. But he's also become something close to a firebrand. He shed all of his advisors and it's apparent that he went off somewhere by himself and thought about things long and hard. I think the fire in his oratory might surprise you.
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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 10:27 AM
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60. His statements to date have left open the window. N/T
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:53 PM
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36. He's the "Dark Horse" and Media will Trash...but then they Trash every
Edited on Thu Dec-08-05 10:54 PM by KoKo01
Dem ...Dead or Alive....so What the Hell...I'm with you Kentuck. I've seen him as the Dark Horse.

I'd go with him if no one emerges who has less baggage...and that ain't gonna happen.

He won before...It's HIS TURN...WE OWE IT TO HIM...He's a better man than all I can see out there.....just me...my 2 Cents...and it's still early...but WHY NOT? Unless he's had enough.. :shrug: I sure the hell would... given what he's been through.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:58 PM
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37. Still my president
My favorite choice of anyone who could run.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:59 PM
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38. Another good reason to encourage this guy as much as all get-out.


In Louisiana, evacuating Katrina victims out to Tennessee per chartered plane.


He is a true American hero. And he has what it takes.
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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 10:30 AM
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61. That picture says it all. see what our President was doing with
the resources he could muster? Imagine if he had the whole set of government resources to assist.

T-shirt, hot sweaty, unkmept...actually working and doing.

If he runs, he gets my vote. Period.

Olafr
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Dances with Cats Donating Member (545 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:07 PM
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40. Once again I think you may be right...
n/t
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:13 PM
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41. I saw him speak earlier this year....
It was a taping for a global warming movie that should be coming out soon. He spoke for almost two hours without notes on a very complicated subject. You could tell he knew it inside and out and was genuinely interested in the topic. It was a stark contrast to see Gore talking with such intelligence and clarity while the man who stole the election from him can't even pronounce three syllable words or go into a press conference without wearing a wire.

Anyways... the taping was great, but as with most tapings, there was a glitch. While we were waiting, someone in the audience shouted out "You're still MY president!"

The crowd erupted in applause and came to it's feet. Very emotional moment. I think everyone was in tears because they saw this brilliant man, with a heart of gold (it was right after Katrina and his rescue) and the conviction of his beliefs. We saw how different this country would have been had he rightfully taken office.

This country needs a man like him.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:32 PM
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43. My favorite '08 ticket fantasy: Gore/Kerry. Poetic justice! The two men
who were unlawfully deprived of the White House!

Gore is great. His speeches over the last year have been stunning. The man is on fire with outrage at the Bush Cartel. And Kerry could be brought along--a decent, intelligent guy--who lost to Diebold and ES&S (and their "TRADE SECRET," PROPRIETARY vote tabulation software, and to the war profiteering corporate news monopolies who DOCTORED their exit polls on election night to hide evidence of the Kerry win.)

I think the American people would love this ticket. (But would Diebold and ES&S?)
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:43 PM
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45. I would back Gore in a heartbeat
But he seems to have had it with public service. Once you start speaking the truth, there's no place for you in politics.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:46 PM
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47. I think that's basically where he's at....
perhaps if he were drafted?
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:47 PM
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48. QUESTION: Why did Gore pick Lieberman as a running mate????
I am a big Gore fan. I hope he runs again. But one thing has puzzled me. Now that we know what a turncoat Lieberman is, and how he is a crony for Bush, and how he is basically the next Zel Miller, why the f*ck did Gore pick him? This seems to be a complete breakdown of judgment.
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:56 PM
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51. Electoral math. Florida to be specific. And it worked. Would
Gore have won Florida with someone else on the ticket? Hard to say. But he won with him on the ticket.

I don't have much use for Lieberman, but I guess Gore found a use for him back in 2000.
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Rebelry Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:56 PM
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52. I could support him again.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 08:28 AM
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58. Did he endorse Lieberman in 2003 for the 2004 election?
Hell, NO, so I think we know he wasn't a big Jomentum supporter by then.

He picked Lieberman to try to separate himself from all the Lewinski crap.

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wanpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 12:11 AM
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53. I would love to see Gore make another run for it. He won once,
he can win again. Screw what the rwers will try to do to him.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 12:30 AM
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56. I think you are probably right
Edited on Fri Dec-09-05 12:31 AM by Douglas Carpenter
Al Gore would represent the broadest possible consensus of the Democratic Party. He seems to have acquired some fire in his belly since the last election. And Americans seem to like "come back kid" stories.
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 06:19 AM
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57. His Bush-era speeches have been some of the best in Am. history
Impassioned, clear oratory for the ages.

There have been times early in the Bush era when hearing Gore actually saying the truth really helped my morale.

Someone should collect them in a book. A good campaign kick-off item.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 08:52 AM
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59. another good argument for Gore
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 01:21 PM
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62. You know, I hadn't thought about it. Now that you mention it --
I have a very soft spot for Al Gore. I think he'd have made a better president than Bill. Yeah, less magnetism; yeah, more competence, progressive moral-compass strength, honesty, intelligence. I'm a Boxer/Clark guy, but I'll follow Al back to the White House.

Thanks for posting this, by the way. It perks up my day to think about Al Gore running.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 01:31 PM
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63. Gore or Clark...
Either would be great. And Gore's won the election once already.
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 01:32 PM
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64. He totally still has the fire in his gut.
His Moveon speeches proved that.
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 06:49 PM
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66. Fine with me. We should find and repost his speeches from 2004
They were insightful, honest, accessible, and clear. I think the public would appreciate the chance to make amends for the 2000 and 2004 elections with someone who should have been there in the first place.

Gore/Clark
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 10:39 PM
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68. He'd probably run if he thought he'd have the backing he didn't get
in '00 from the Democratic Leaders. I would vote for him in a heartbeat! He said, (after they stole the election from him), that he had the "fire" to run again and I thought he would run in '04, but TPTB put an end to that. Anyone remember that? I do.
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Raydawg1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 10:44 PM
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69. We Need Someone new................
Edited on Fri Dec-09-05 10:48 PM by Raydawg1234
Pay attention people, can you think of anything the current democrats have acomplished lately? I can't. I'm a baseball fan, and in baseball you always put a team on the field that gives you the best chance to win. Recycling has-beens like Gore is not going to regain the White House. Lets face it Gore just doesn't have the "image" (he does look a little stiff sometimes) I know the people on this sight are enlightened enough to look past such trivial things, but for every one of you there are ten people who vote just upon image, looks, and yes..."Character".

So what do we do.....

It has to be somone outside the old political establishment. Somebody removed from the Republican-Democrat squablings. Perhaps RFK Jr. although his name is far removed from the "old establishment", he does disengage himself from the political rat race. And lets face it, the name worked with Bush.
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