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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:44 AM
Original message
ABC: Gore: " I'm not a candidate"
Edited on Mon May-21-07 11:51 AM by RestoreGore
http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/Politics/story?id=3195443...
Great video

May 21, 2007

Al Gore's recent high-profile projects have many Americans wondering if and when he'll enter the 2008 presidential election.

After the success of the 2006 documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," the former vice president is out with "The Assault on Reason," a book that criticizes the Bush administration, politics in America and the way the media portrays it.

But on "Good Morning America," Gore told ABC's Diane Sawyer that a presidential run isn't on his radar.

"I'm not a candidate," he said. "I'm not pondering it, I'm not focused on that I'm focused on how to solve the climate crisis and in order to solve the climate crisis I'm convinced we will have to fix the cracks in the foundation of democracy."

Gore took aim at the news media's use of buzz words when covering politics, pointing to a graphic next to him that said "The Race to '08."

"The frame, the logo for this discussion, 'Campaign '08' that's not what this is about," he said. "This book is about what's gone wrong and how we can fix it."

end of excerpt.
~~~~~
My comment

Thank you, Mr. Gore. Too bad and so sad that so many people don't listen to his words and continue to make this about 2008 because it suits their own interests, including this complicit media looking to tie this book to a political motive to demean his conviction regarding the climate crisis. They are just salivating for him to "jump in" so they can shred him to pieces. But he is correct in that this "campaign" is not what this is all about. This book is definitely tied to solving the climate crisis, because as we have seen in years past and as recently as this weekend, conservationists and environmentalists are the targets of special interests and governments for speaking TRUTH, which he now is also speaking. I hope that more people begin to see where he is coming from with this book, or else I fear we are destined to get what we deserve for our inability to be a part of the solution to break this perpetual cycle of the politics of fear and deception that has paralyzed our Democracy and left us with little of what the Founding Fathers started with and a planet on life support. After SEVEN YEARS of this (which is really a continuation of the status quo that has been in existence in this government for decades) because so many just sit and wait to be "saved", it is now beyond criminal for the people of this country and their so called representatives to allow this treachery to continue another day.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:46 AM
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1. He's not a candidate now...
Edited on Mon May-21-07 11:46 AM by HawkeyeX
but he will be an candidate in September. he doesn't have to pull the 600 day fight like the other candidates are doing and waste SO much resources.

He'll get the nomination and win by a landslide. Americans know this, and I know it.

(This is why I'm still on the fence)

Hawkeye-X
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:49 AM
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2. As he stated, "that's not what this is about"
And those who can't see that are only part of the problem.
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:54 AM
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4. People who want Al Gore to be president
are NOT part of the problem.

That's practically most of DU, you know.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:58 AM
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6. That isn't tied to this book
As he is trying to explain. Or don't you care about what he has to say as to why he wrote this book?
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:37 PM
Response to Reply #6
16. Why do you insist
that appreciating his book and wishing he'd run are mutually exclusive?

I'm honestly curious, because i've read a lot of your posts on here and i truly don't understand your outlook. I think he's being purposefully elusive about the prez thing. He hasn't come out and said "I am not and will not be running. Period." He hasn't told his "Draft Gore" group to put their energy elsewhere. He made that coy joke at the Oscars. Etc etc. If he decided to run it would be a dream come true, IMO. At the same time, i will support him in whatever endeavor he thinks will be most effective in spreading his message, because it is one that is absolutely critical for the future of our planet.

If the endeavor he chooses is to run for president, will you respect him any less?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:38 PM
Response to Reply #16
18. took the words out of my mouth - wish I could rec your comment.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 01:13 AM
Response to Reply #18
54. I second your recommendation, heldereid!
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 05:58 AM
Response to Reply #54
60. What recommendation? There was no substance to her reply
Edited on Tue May-22-07 05:58 AM by RestoreGore
Ganging up make you feel good?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 10:52 AM
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65. None whatsoever. Are we either with you or against you?
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:06 PM
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24. HE SAID THAT
Edited on Mon May-21-07 05:16 PM by RestoreGore
Perhaps you need to read those words instead of dumping on me. I merely posted his own words in quotes. HE stated this is NOT a political or a campaign book. Why do you and others then insist on attacking others for posting his own words? Is it because you cannot accept the reality of his own words and would rather discuss fantasy rather than where we really stand as a nation now which IS the point? I will respect him whatever he does, but again as he has stated here, THAT IS NOT what this is about. Now I know why he doesn't plan on running and can't blame him. He can't even get this across to some people. He understands as others do that this is not a partisan political issue. The health of our Democracy needs to be debated across ALL lines, and tying his book simply to some announcement greatly hinders that debate. But again, I know it is so much easier to jump on those who get it rather than actually discussing the topic. Thanks for illustrating so aptly what he is talking about.
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:39 PM
Response to Reply #24
32. Wow... apparently i touched a nerve...
Where exactly did i "attack" you???

What i said... to reiterate, because apparently you have been blinded by your unjustified fury... is that i think it is fully possible to discuss "where we really stand as a nation" while also believing that Gore would be a fantastic candidate to lead us to where we would LIKE to be standing as a nation.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:52 PM
Response to Reply #32
37. Then I look forward to your thread on the topic n/t
Edited on Mon May-21-07 05:52 PM by RestoreGore
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 06:00 PM
Response to Reply #37
39. Yikes, i don't know...
You've made me a little too nervous to say something about Gore that you might not agree with!
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:17 PM
Response to Reply #39
47. Democracy is about disagreement
Some need to learn that.
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:23 PM
Response to Reply #47
48. "Some" need to learn
to recognize :sarcasm: when they see it!
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 11:01 AM
Response to Reply #47
68. And the ignore button is for the intentionally obtuse
Welcome to my ignore list.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 11:03 AM
Response to Reply #68
69. Great thing that ignore button is ;-)
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:53 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. September baby!!!...he is going to get in this in Sept!! count on it!! eom
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #3
9. And what does does that have to do with the context of his book?
and your responsibility to call for accountability of your government?
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:38 PM
Response to Reply #9
17. when did he say he is "not" running?? when?? come on you want to leave people to believe
Edited on Mon May-21-07 12:42 PM by flyarm
Gore will not put his name in the running..i do not for one minute believe that..so you go ahead and play the spoiler..or whatever you are doing..but i believe come Sept Gore will be putting himself in the running..

you believe what you want..i will believe what i believe...

Gore did not say he would not run on GMA...

you can infer what you want..he did not say he would not run..period end of story!!

fly
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:14 PM
Response to Reply #17
27. Look at the title of this OP
Edited on Mon May-21-07 05:37 PM by RestoreGore
It was a direct quote from him today stating he is not a candidate in reference to his reasons for writing this book. Where here do you see the words NOT RUNNING? Please, try to get a grip.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 11:03 AM
Response to Reply #27
70. Yes, it says he is not a candidate and today, he isn't. n/t
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 11:09 AM
Response to Reply #70
71. Wow, you're sharp n/t
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 11:17 AM
Response to Reply #71
72. So why is it so hard for you to understand? n/t
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 01:01 PM
Response to Reply #72
75. Oh, I understand it alright.
You obviously didn't get the meaning of this thread, otherwise you would have had more than snippy one sentence answers that did nothing to forward the debate to contribute to it. He didn't write this book because he is or wants to be a candidate. If you can't udnerstand that and the distinction that comes in regards to the reception of this book and the continued dialogue regarding the much more important message of it, than you are no different than Diane Sawyer.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 01:06 PM
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77. I got the point of the thread - you are deluding yourself into thinking this isn't about telling DU
that he isn't running since 2/3 of your posts are you telling other DUers he's not going to run. OF COURSE this book isn't about him being a candidate. That is completely moronic.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 01:29 PM
Response to Reply #77
78. Then you had no reason to respond here...
Edited on Tue May-22-07 01:32 PM by RestoreGore
because NO WHERE in the OP did I state he is or isn't running. I quoted HIM. The POINT WAS is that it matters not one way or the other in context to this book, and it was taking issue with the BS interview Sawyer conducted which amazingly YOU didn't have one comment about in your glee to soil on this thread for your OWN reasons. I am also entitled TO MY OPINION here regarding which avenue I think is best for him to take to be most effective in MOVING US into solving the climate crisis that I DO CARE ABOUT, and apparenlty from his own words he sees that as well. At least I do not sit all day gushing over him like a starstruck high school girl. So take your "moronic" grudge somewhere else. You don't own this site nor do you get to tell me what I can nor cannot post. Hope you are clear on that now.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 01:37 PM
Response to Reply #78
81. HAHAHA!! Oh my. Yes, and I have the right to post in this thread my opinion just as you do in other
threads not started by you. Pot, meet kettle. You really are quite amusing. :rofl:
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #9
22. OH PLEASE..WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY CRAP...
no one is more responsible than i am ..go play where someone wants to listen to your stuff..

i am an elected delegate in my state..i have worked extensively to teach people about the theft of our elections by our voting machines..i have trained many activists..

i have been a poll worker and an at large poll watcher..

i housed for 7 months the Kerry/Edwards field rep for three counties in my state..i have spent countless nights out public speaking about 9/11 since i was a 33 yr flight crew for one of the airl;ines involved..i have gone to several states doing public speaking on the facts...i have done round tables with 9/11 commissioners demanding answers of them..i have hounded them for truth and answers!!
I HAVE WORKED ENDLESS HOURS WITH FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES ON 9/11..giving them my professional expertise, and if i could not help them i got them people who could give them answers ..and expertise.

i have worked with and for many candidates ..in the two states i live in

in NJ after the 2006 election i spent days in court helping candidates that had votes stolen helping they, and their lawyers trying to get the votes counted, as they had never dealt with votes for one county showing up in another county..i was with the candidates and helped them record the voting machines when they were opened for inspection..i was there for days and nights!

and i have done more than most people would think of to protect my nation..i won't type it all here..it's redundant..

so please do not go into the bullcrap of responsibility with me!!

what have you done??????????

fly
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:12 PM
Response to Reply #22
26. Then you better not read his book
Because you will think he is full of crap too, as he has stated the same thing. I suppose he will find out once he begins to discuss this in a non partisan manner just how much certain people in this country on all sides think they have no responsibility for the last seven years. At least I am willing to take that responsibility and did try to do something about it in my own way. Are you? So don't come at me with your "crap" either unless you can answer yes.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 06:11 PM
Response to Reply #26
43. i built my home with solar panels!! and i built my home energy efficient
i recyle..i volunteer to clean beaches by both my homes..it is * who is allowing garbage to be dumped after the tourist season!! i am on the beach after the tourists leave..and i clean up the beaches...of medical equipment that washes ashore..still...

both my homes are energy efficient..i have the most energy conserving appliances made...it cost me big bucks..and it shouldn't it should be cheap to build like i did..but it is not..

like i said..i am very responsible..


and i am waiting for Gore's book..i am sure i will like it alot...

I have also lived in several countries and seen the damage our country does to others..and i do not like it one bit!

fly

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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:56 AM
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5. wish he'd change his mind but I understand why he's not "pondering it"
What we need are a lot of Gore clones, one focused on each issue that's eating us alive. We've got the original Gore working on global warming (phrase "climate change" is too vague, let's call it what it really is!). We need a Gore for the economic disasters we're having like the housing bubble, a Gore for education, a Gore for foreign policy, a Gore for military reform, a Gore for civil and constitutional rights enforcement, a Gore for research and development, and .... what else? I know that's more but my brain is too fried to think of them.

IT's amazing how one incredibly smart credible compelling human being can be such a powerful force for change. Gore is blazing a path for a new kind of public service, one that rises above politics to directly inspire and empower people. If Clark does not run for president, I can see him take on a similar role for military reform and foreign policy.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:02 PM
Response to Reply #5
11.  I hope his influence does just that
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:59 AM
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7. So tell me, who can have more impact on the environment? A President that believes there is a
problem and can clearly state his case and move people to action to do something, a President who can stop the endless Corporate destruction of the environment. Or another President who puts the environment on the back burner or worse, like Dubya, decides to direct a full on attack on the environment?

I appreciate that Al Gore is passionate about the environment, but I believe that he will have more impact in the White House and I will continue to hope and cross my fingers that he will enter the race.

If that makes you sad, so sorry.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:00 PM
Response to Reply #7
10. Well ,I am concentrating on the message in his book
Edited on Mon May-21-07 12:01 PM by RestoreGore
And how he is calling on US to be that change. Sorry if you can't see that.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:07 PM
Response to Reply #10
14. That message doesn't have to be exclusive of him being the President. I would think that a President
would have a much bigger megaphone to motivate the Citizens of the US to wake up and start changing their environment, their gov't, etc. Remember JFK? "Ask not what your country can do for you.....".

He's obviously passionate about the environment and the current state of democracy in the US. He has ideas and the support to make a change in the US. As a writer, he will fade back into the background and only listened to by the most devote followers. This country needs a leader, someone who won't play the typical politician games, someone who has the welfare of this nation at heart. That's Al Gore. His nation needs him, and I feel he hears that call to service.

BTW, please tone down your condescending attitude.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:43 PM
Response to Reply #14
35. I only respond the way I am responded to
And if that is the case, Jimmy Carter and Rfk Jr. better jump on that 08 bandwagon soon, because God knows they haven't accomplished anything from out here.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 06:01 PM
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40. Don't put words in my mouth. I didn't try and minimize the effect that Al would have in his public
life on the environment, but he could be a thousand more times effective if he was the President. Look how much Dubya has done to tear down this country? I'm sorry if I'm being selfish because I want someone in the White House to lead the way who I know has his head and heart in the right place rather than some triagulating wannabe.

You're comparing apples and oranges with Jimmy Carter and RFK Jr. Jimmy had his turn at the Presidency, so his work is more prominent and backed by credibility by his work as the President. RFK jr would be someone I'd get behind as well, but he doesn't have the governmental experience that Al Gore does. In this time and place, we need someone with the credentials and the policy ideas that he has. If he truly chooses not to run, then I wish him all the best, but I'll be sad for the opportunity that he had to bring at least a portion of his agenda into being in the US and stopping the Federal Govt from tearing it down. He would have the greatest power and the greatest influence if he was the President. Why do you think his message would be diluted by him running?

For the record, you started out snotty to me as well as others, thus the responses that you're getting.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:14 PM
Response to Reply #40
46.  thousand times more effective as president
Edited on Mon May-21-07 08:15 PM by RestoreGore
Prove it. Show me the records of all presidents in the last thirty years and their records on dealing with this and compare it to the work and progress of those outside this crappy system.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #46
52. How could I possibly prove that Al will be more effective as President?
You're just sticking with your beliefs no matter what anyone says. I believe that Al Gore will be different than all of the Presidents of the last thirty years. I may be wrong, but I'm sure willing to take that chance.

All I know is that the President is capable of wiping out more work with the stroke of his pen on an Executive Order than any 1000 activists are able to do. If he's the man that I think he is, he has the chance to remind people what the Constitution is all about and show them how Democracy is meant to work. After he leads by his example, it's up to the masses to demand that kind of government, the kind that is accountable to We The People. Someone like Al can lead the way.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 05:56 AM
Response to Reply #52
58. Then why did you type it?
Just another sound bite? You think sound bites are going to persuade him about anything? You claimed he could be a thosand times more effective as one of them and I asked you to post the records of all presidents over the last thirty years and what they specifically did on the climate crisis and compare that to what has been done from out here in that time frame. Obviously you can't do that so what is the purpose for stating something you can't back up?
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 07:22 AM
Response to Reply #58
62. You're only going to hear what you want to hear. So have a nice day and save your "boo hoo" "so sad"
concern for someone who wants to hear it. You want to continue to compare apples to oranges and you accuse me of not "getting it". You want me to prove that Al will be more effective on the environment by comparing the work of previous Presidents to activists outside of government. So you don't believe that Al would be any more effective at environmental change as President by your question. I do.

Just compare the Clean Air act, the Clear Skies act, the Healthy Forests intitiative of Dubya to what Al Gore has done and then move his experience and motivation into the White House. You can't possibly think that Al would just drop his environmental work once he got into the Oval Office. Yes, I'm putting a certain amount of faith into the whole idea. No, I don't have a crystal ball that will tell me how Al will perform in the White House, but neither do you have that crystal ball to say that Al would be better off in the private world.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 10:56 AM
Response to Reply #62
67. Thanks for proving me right n/t
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 11:28 AM
Response to Reply #67
73. You just keep thinking that.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:59 AM
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8. No sane person wants to run for or be president.
They run because their big egos make them think the country needs them. We had our chance to elect the most pro-environmental and the most qualified candidate ever to seek the presidency. We blew it. He won but for fraud in FL, but it should not have been that close. Now he have had a lesson to tell us why it fucking matters to choose a genius over an idiot and a concerned citizen over an asshole.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:10 PM
Response to Reply #8
25. We lost it in 2004 as well
Kerry's environmental credits are every bit as good as Gore's. Gore was the leader on climate change and Kerry was on of the people working with him. On clean air. clean water, and things like coastal erosion, Kerry was better. They both are exceptionally good.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:59 PM
Response to Reply #25
38. That's true.
Too bad here in Ohio some people could not seem to get their votes counted. You can tell who wasn't counted by the color of their skin.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:03 PM
Response to Original message
12. What I wonder over and over and over again about Gore is
doesn't he realize that without a democrat in the White House all his work on global warming and the environment is just wasted? For nothing?

That's a real puzzle to me.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 01:02 PM
Response to Reply #12
20. He's probably hoping we get one anyway.
:shrug:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:05 PM
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13. not yet, he isn't
patience my pretties
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:13 PM
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15. He's better than anyone in the "top tier" but I wish he'd drop the Mario Cuomo schtiick.
"I will not run." or, "I will run." or even, "I will run if it looks like I can win."

I think that anyone that wants to run for president has to be more than a little unhinged, and we are stuck with the lesser to two egomaniacal evils, but if we have to choose a "leader", Al isn't completely nuts or a downright moron.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 01:17 PM
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23. yes, and like Cuomo in the end I bet he doesn't run.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:56 PM
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19. I truly doubt he is going to run, he seems satisfied with what he's doing.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:13 PM
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45. Perhaps, but that isn't allowed here n/t
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 01:03 PM
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21. He'll run. And he'll win. n/t
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:14 PM
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28. Gore : "I haven't ruled it out."
I think Gore will run when the demand he do so becomes increasingly evident. And it will.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:40 PM
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33. Of course it will
God forbid the American people enmasse actually get up and walk away from their remotes to do it themselves.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:22 PM
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29. That's good. Because we need a LEADER to be the next president... not a "Candidate".
Gore in '08! Woohoo! :woohoo:
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:30 PM
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30. Gore could easily put an end
to the speculation. He could choose words that are absolute. He has not done so. I still have hope that he will run.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:38 PM
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31. That's nice. But again that is not what this book is about n/t
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:42 PM
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34. Did you read the article you posted?
There's not much about his book there.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:49 PM
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36. Same as this report. Looks like it was about the book to me
Edited on Mon May-21-07 05:51 PM by RestoreGore
Wasn't that the purpose of the interview?

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3195676&pag...

Gore: 'I'm Not a Candidate'

"I'm not a candidate and this is not a political book, this is not a candidate book," Gore told Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America" Monday. "It's about that there are cracks in the foundation of American democracy that have to be fixed."
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 06:02 PM
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41. Tried to play the video and it was a fucking commercial.
:mad:
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:12 PM
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44.  It's on after a 29 second annoying ad, and Diane Sawyer was TOTALLY annoying
Edited on Mon May-21-07 08:22 PM by RestoreGore
It was wonderful to see him slap her stupid political sound bite rhetoric down. It is also so obvious the media is brain dead regarding what Mr. Gore is speaking about... kind of like those who won't admit that humans are responsible for global warming because if they admitted it they would then be admitting they have a moral duty to do something about it. The media and their minions are not admititng they are complicit in the decaying of our Democracy by continuing it even in her lame attempts to push Mr. Gore off the track, because if the media admits they are complicit in this it would mean they have a duty to address it. And I couldn't believe she brought up his weight and they showed pictures of him as if to say he is fat. How totally arrogant and ignorant. Mr. Gore sure has his work cut out for him, and I think he has tremendous composure to deal with these idiots who keep bringing up his weight and all this other crap. I say to them, including Donna Brazile, get a life already.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 06:02 PM
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42. ... but he wil be.
;) :D

AL Gore 2008!
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sproutster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:42 PM
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49. :( God I hope he becomes a candidate :(
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:43 PM
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50. He was speaking the literal at-the-time truth. But present tense doesn't account for tomorrow!
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 08:46 PM
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51. Amazing how so many don't get the point
The word candidate either now or in the future has nothing to do with this book or the discussion of it or why he wrote it.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 01:01 PM
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74. So you don't get the point of your own thread. Classic.
:rofl:
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 09:47 PM
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53. This is how it's always been done.
He probably used the same words in 1987 or 1988.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 02:51 AM
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55. Just another "dumbbell-ingrate" checking in to say "Run, Al, run! (nt)
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 02:53 AM
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56. It is possible that RG is in love.
We should be sensitive to that possibility.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 07:34 PM
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83. Sometimes I feel bad thinking that there could be a real problem.
But, whatever.

That won't stop the tide from rising. Or the rain, or like I said...whatever.

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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 05:53 AM
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57. Good for him.

Really I just wish people would leave the poor man alone.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 05:57 AM
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59. He was harrassed by Sawyer and it seems so many here actually liked it n/t
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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 06:04 AM
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61. Not familiar with incident, RG...

And bearing your username in mind let me be crystal clear, I think Gore could have been the best president of the States ever, but if he doesn't want to do it no-one has any right to try and manipulate him into it. It's his call.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 10:51 AM
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64. I agree- this was the name I used years ago...
Edited on Tue May-22-07 11:02 AM by RestoreGore
When I tried to restore his term through constitutional amendment-rather, get a constitutional amendment going to truly give the American people remedy for a stolen election... however, even though I had a petition with a few thousand signatures on it and got some support for it from a couple of states, it got no steam because of all of those on other Gore sites who deliberately tried to demean my sincerity on this and derail it in the Internet community because they only want to do anything when it is them in charge of it. They never saw the higher ideals involved in this. I do not believe he should need to be drafted either, as he has a mind of his own and I do not believe in forced conscription especially for a winner. However, I was basically called a nut by other Gore supporters for standing up to Congress on this and of course the RW for trying it, and in all honesty I never pushed Mr. Gore personally into anything and have since ended that effort because I saw just how bought and sold Congress is while trying to get this across. I was seeking accountability through our representatives for an egregious crime against us and our Constitution, and was called a nut for it. And you can see how that vitriol is right here for people who support him but don't do the "popular" way here. Thus is the downward spiral this country has taken, and I believe as you do that it is most certainly his call. Too bad others who claim to support him can't see that.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 07:34 AM
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63. He did not write the book in the context of being a candidate.
Edited on Tue May-22-07 07:34 AM by mmonk
That is his message. As far as making a run, time will tell.

"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.""

http://www.algore-08.com/blog/janet/soon

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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 10:55 AM
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66. Why does he have to give a "shermanesque" statement?
Why the double standard for him?
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 01:04 PM
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76. Did I give a double standard?
He was the one that used the 600 days theme.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 01:31 PM
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79. Did I state you did?
I just asked a question.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 01:34 PM
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80. I gathered you implied it . Sorry.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 02:37 PM
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82. No problem n/t
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 07:38 PM
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84. Read his TIME interview. He knows that a lack of a concrete statement increases curiousity in him..
and thus, more attention to global warming.

He's no dummy.
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