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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 07:21 PM
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The Denver Plan?
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Denver Plan? Internet rumor about Gore taking Nom.
by Wisteacher
Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 04:30:01 PM PDT
I know there's a lot of garbage going on, but this virulent strain even has a name that sound so official, the "Denver Plan," and would involve Al Gore stepping in as the nominee...

Here is a copy of the text that's flying around....

Heres something that the DNC bigwigs dont want us rank-and-file dems to know about:

"On Tuesday, April 15 a trio of Democratic Party leaders held a private teleconference with former Vice President Al Gore, who was the partys Presidential candidate in 2000.

DNC Chairman Howard Dean, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi-CA and Senator Jay Rockefeller-WV spoke with Al Gore and set up the preliminary framework for what is being called the "Denver Plan". The "Denver Plan" involves Al Gore stepping into the lead role of the
2008 Democratic presidential ticket at the 2008 Democratic National Convention meeting August 25-28, with the winner of the Democratic Primarys popular vote serving as vice president candidate (either Illinois Senator Obama or New York Senator Clinton).
The candidate who loses the primary popular vote (whether they win the delegate vote or not) will then be promised a high position in Gores cabinet (possibly the Secretary of State role, although that issue is not settled yet).

Howard Dean is quoted as saying that "This rivalry is going to hurt us down ticket if its not wrapped up by June. Were almost certain to lose the presidential election in November, and perhaps two seats in the Senate we might otherwise pick up if it doesnt end now." The party will be announcing the arrangement following the last of the primaries on June 3 in order to avoid upsetting potential voters in the final states.

Neither Senator Obama nor Senator Clintons camps have responded to the rumors about the "Denver Plan", but it is believed that neither candidate is very enthusiastic about the possibility.

Please contact Speaker Pelosi, Governor Dean and the Democratic National Committee and insist that our voices be heard, not the backroom politics that deserve to be left in the past.
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Andrea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 12:35 AM
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1. Well, that's very interesting.
I'm glad it has a name. It will make it easier to Google it. I'll have more to say about it tomorrow, I'm sure, when I'm not headed to bed.

Thanks for finding this! I never go to DKos anymore, for obvious reasons.
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