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Old 05-20-2006, 02:22 AM   #16
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I would really be open to an Al Gore return and it looks like he may be the anti-Hillary (thank god). His movie, an Inconvenient Truth, looks like a must see and he was great on SNL the other day. It looks to me like he is starting to re-emerge into the public eye and I think he would be a great choice for the dems in 08.
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Old 05-20-2006, 06:00 AM   #17
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Liked him before, like him now. I think he has a chance now, if he runs, to run as his own man with his own ideas rather than as a continuation of the Clinton Presidency. That came with its own allure and its own baggage. He's been able to separate himself.
He is shaking some of that stiffness off. (Hopefully, he has learned to clap in rhythm by now)

I'm uncomfortable with some of his remaining baggage. I'm not sure who he is beholden to and every politician is beholden to somebody. But I've thought he has always handled himself well.
And since this administration has set the bar really low on integrity, his soars by comparison.

I think he has foresight. I think he has the ability to consider all the consequences of the actions he takes, instead of just the rosy ones. He is not afraid to take on the President, the Congress and --as anitram's noted by the bold quotes of his speech--the American people themselves. Perhaps we need to be challenged instead of pandered to. I think he may be capable of repairing some of the damage done to our international relations and reputation.

Now we see if he runs, if he can project a cohesive vision and plan, if he can keep hitting hard...maybe. He did once win the popular vote.
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Gore winning on a "global warming" scare ticket?


well, Bush won on a 2004 "no boys kissing" ticket, and it's pretty clear that Global Warming is a much, much bigger threat to the planet than terrorism or *even* boys kissing.
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:52 AM   #19
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1786437,00.html

Al Gore has made his sharpest attack yet on the George Bush presidency, describing the current US administration as "a renegade band of rightwing extremists".
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I never thought Gore was that bad myself. He let others run his campaign the wrong way, and his speeches were so stiff and calculated. Yet some of his speeches since then have been outstanding. Why? Gee, perhaps it's because he was doing it more on his own, and not letting others dictate what he should say and how he should say it.

Perhaps he's learned a thing or two...
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Al Gore has made his sharpest attack yet on the George Bush presidency
Feb 2004, Nashville TN
"He betrayed this country!" Mr. Gore shouted into the microphone at a rally of Tennessee Democrats. "He played on our fears. He took America on an ill-conceived foreign adventure dangerous to our troops, an adventure preordained and planned before 9/11 ever took place."

Jan 2006 Washington DC
Gore calls the NSA surveillance programs "a gross and excessive power grab" charging that Bush "has been breaking the law repeatedly and persistently" and declaring "America's Constitution is in grave danger."

From Saudi Arabia to Cannes to London, I only see and hear the same old Al Gore. The same unhinged attacks on Bush, the same lectures to others on their energy use. Then he loads up and it's off to the next city in the comfort of his private jet.
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From Saudi Arabia to Cannes to London, I only see and hear the same old Al Gore. The same unhinged attacks on Bush, the same lectures to others on their energy use. Then he loads up and it's off to the next city in the comfort of his private jet.
I don't know if he takes a private jet or not, but Paramount has committed to making the entire tour promoting the film carbon neutral. I wouldn't call him hypocritical.
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Private jet use by celebrities speaking on global warming has been mentioned in the press many times before.
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well, Bush won on a 2004 "no boys kissing" ticket, and it's pretty clear that Global Warming is a much, much bigger threat to the planet than terrorism or *even* boys kissing.
Pass.
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Gores private jet gives off nothing in the scheme of things.
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And an SUV even less
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And an SUV even less
even if that SUV gets multiplied by millions?
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Pass.


eh?

boys kissing will cause the seas to boil not to rise.
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