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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 06:55 AM
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Is Al Gore still supported on this site?
I'm just wondering since many of those who did nothing but post about him when they were begging him to run are silent now. Is his work on this crisis really important here? He is keynoting in Bali in less than two weeks on a crisis that defines this and the next generation. No small potatoes in my view. And he is doing so because this crisis and working to solve it is important whether he runs or not. And it was because of his work in Australia that contributed to the results we saw there this past weekend, which to me only vindicates his own words regarding having power out here regarding influencing events. Not to be antagonistic, but I do think it a shame some people still don't seem to give a damn about all he has done and does unless he "runs." Keynoting in Bali as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, statesman, and ambassador for the planet on this crisis is nothing to sneeze at. I for one am very hopeful we will get more from Bali than just talk and that is mostly because I know Mr. Gore will be an integral part of the process. And even though I may be leaning towards who I will cast a "vote" for in a primary that does nothing to diminish my respect and love for this great man whose work was, is, and always will be an influence in where our future takes us. So if you don't have to see him in that political cesspool to support him and truly understand the important role he will now play in this process and in the future of this planet, a shout out would be nice. This journey is not over, and I for one am grateful he is still leading the way.
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 07:48 AM
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1. by taking a job he's made it pretty clear he isn't going to run
If he changes his mind and does declare you'll see this place go crazy - it sure would be the happiest day I've had in a long time.
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riqster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 08:39 AM
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2. He's supported in what he is doing
...which is not running for President, damn the luck.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 08:46 AM
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3. Yes there is support for Gore and the environmental issues
But outside of the environmental forum, there is very little discussion. Most threads here at DU are about contentious issues.

I join with you in being grateful Gore is out in front leading the way.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:39 AM
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10. Thanks for your response
Edited on Tue Nov-27-07 11:46 AM by RestoreGore
Unfortunately there is little discussion here of the climate crisis outside the environmental forum. I would think it would be a part of the discussion regarding other candidates here. I think Al Gore will be leading the way on that as well, and the debate he and Schwarzeneggar are reportedly setting up in NH next month will hopefully turn the tide regarding that.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 08:48 AM
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4. Gore is a Democrat and will always have my support
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 09:06 AM
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5. I still fully support Gore.
I just have given up hope about him making a run for President in this election cycle. I do support, and will continue to support, him in whatever he pursues. Saving our environment is of critical importance, and I'm glad we have a strong leader like Gore who is speaking out and trying to make a difference.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:41 AM
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11. Thanks
The next few years will be make or break regarding implementing solutions to this crisis on a global scale.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 09:16 AM
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6. "Not to be antagonistic..."
"Not to be antagonistic..." my ass. How many more times will this be posted in order to prove it?
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:32 AM
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9. The only one antagonizing is you
SSDD.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 12:43 PM
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14. Yes, because, I'm the one running around
belittling people on the premise of not wanting to be antagonistic. Might as well go with "I hate to say it" because we all know it holds the same amount of truth.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 09:22 AM
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7. Bali in December vs. working his ass off in Iowa and New Hampshire
No wonder he's not running.

(I love Al, too.)
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 09:26 AM
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8. I think he'll always be supported here
Most of the talk these days is about candidates who are actively seeking
the nomination, and Gore has made it rather clear that he is (so far) not
involved in that.

I still have to wonder how many anti-Gore posts would appear if he were to
change his mind, but the clock is ticking, and not in his direction. Sadly,
I do not believe he cares in the slightest. Fortunately, what he IS doing
is for the benefit of us all.

To pervert a phrase, "they also serve who do not necessarily strive for the
Oval Office."
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:45 AM
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12. I don't agree that he doesn't care
I think he has actually found a brilliant way to influence the political sphere by going around it. If his influence can do here what just happened in Australia, I would then say that most certainly would be for the benefit of us all.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:18 PM
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18. Maybe I didn't express myself clearly enough
I meant that I thought he didn't care that the clock for entry into the
presidential race was ticking, as his disinterest in participating as a
candidate is genuine. He certainly cares plenty about what he is doing
now--so much so that he is NOT bothered that his pursuit of his current
activities fulfills his ambitions to the point where it leaves no time
for a presidential run, which is filled with so much BS, and is a process
he knows about first hand. Quite simply, he had the option of a second round, and he passed.

I think he is secure in the knowledge that he has set the bar so high for an ex-VP
that Cheney couldn't buy his way into a comparison.

Compare Clinton's Global Initiative and Gore's Nobel Prize with the post-Jan. 20, 2009
activities of Cheneybush.

The best thing Cheneybush could do after leaving office would be to go on national TV
and beg forgiveness ( la Jimmy Swaggart) from the citizens of the United States. The
majority would shout their refusal to forgive, but they'd at least see some repentance.

That's about as likely as the ghosts of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin playing a duet at
my daughter's wedding (if she ever has one), but you get my drift.

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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:28 PM
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21. Agree wholeheartedly with you here
Thanks.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:47 AM
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13. Are you kidding? Gore will always have my support in ANY role he chooses
to play in the world or in politics. I'm keeping my old, delapidated, amateur website I made in his honor up until the day I die !

http://members.aol.com/kgar41/gw.html (We Will Not Forget)
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 01:03 PM
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15. If the issue is so important, why DIDN'T he run? nt
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:29 PM
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22. Because the issue is important to him.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 01:11 PM
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16. Of course Gore is still supported here...
There were several threads recently about his new position (which I think is probably a very smart move on his part) ~ don't know why you'd think he wasn't supported.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 01:14 PM
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17. I am finally at peace about this.
I think since Al Gore deservedly received the Nobel Peace Prize, his recognized gravitas on a global level will afford him the leverage to accomplish the great things he has been advocating.

Politics is a cesspool and I finally see he has transcended that; the only thing I regret is that the judicial coup d'etat in 2000 wasn't rectified.

Gore remains the best of mine in my book.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 04:20 PM
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19. I love Al and support him 100% in his endeavors
I would have liked to see him run, but he's got a bigger calling than President, IMO.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:35 PM
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24.  I agree, and there certainly are higher callings than president of this country
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 05:05 PM
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20. As I've stated many times, I will support Al Gore in whatever direction he goes, having said that, I
don't know why anyone would vote or support anyone else for President as it's nothing but a "political cesspool"? Whoever you decide to support in the primaries, I regret to inform you, they're part of this stinky "political cesspool" you so despise, according to your own definition of the current political process, and if that person comes to power, they can only be part of the problem.

Again for the record, I support Al Gore regardless of what he decides to do.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:34 PM
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23. Do you see me supporting anyone else?
However, regardless of how I feel about this crappy system, I will not just sit out voting... so, in order to do that I would need to choose a candidate, no? So what's your point?
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:57 PM
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25. I was taking note of the irony in your logic regarding the use of "cesspool"
as a description of the political process and the sentence of yours which I bold-ed. I suppose you might actually find a diamond in a cesspool but I wouldn't try making a living at it as you're more likely to find fecal material and I don't believe that slogan or description will help the get out the vote movement.

As far I'm concerned you can support for President, whoever you wish.

And even though I may be leaning towards who I will cast a "vote" for in a primary that does nothing to diminish my respect and love for this great man whose work was, is, and always will be an influence in where our future takes us.

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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:57 PM
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26. I ABSOLUTELY Still Support Gore.......
but, I do not think he will run now....or in the future.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:35 PM
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27. Kerry will be in Bali too
Many people care about the issues and carry out the work, even if they don't name Al Gore every time they change a light bulb.
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