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Old 10-12-2007, 11:00 AM   #301
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I'm still holding out for Mr. Gore. Hoping he will at the very least, not close the door on the idea of him running when he goes in front of the press today to discuss his winning of the Peace Prize.
Me too. I just signed a petition asking him to run.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:08 AM   #302
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It says a lot about the current candidates when there's so much excitement about someone who's not in the race.


Run Al, Run!
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:28 AM   #303
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I've been a fan of Gore since 1988. He was running for president and was scheduled to give a speech in my home town. He was running hours late due to fog. When he finally arrived, he was very appreciative of the small crowd that was still waiting for him. I got the opportunity to talk to him one on one for a minute or so. He struck me as being very sincere It made a big impression on me as having just turned 18 and looking for a candidate to follow.

Four years later, running as the VP candidate, he was back in town giving a speech to a much larger audience. Excited to see him again, I arrived early to claim a spot in the front row. (Thinking about it now, I guess it served as practice for the GA shows in the Elevation and Vertigo tours ) I had long hair and a scruffy beard and was dressed in a camoflage coat. Bottom line is I looked like crap. There was an announcement before the speech that no autographs were to be signed. The speech ended and as he was quickly shaking hands with the front row and exiting, I whipped out a copy of 'Earth in the Balance' and a pen. The Secret Service looked as if they almost were going to shoot me. Priceless. Gore stopped, took the book, opened it up and signed it for me. He looked at me with a big smile and said "thank you".

And then he got in the hottub with Joe Lieberman on Saturday Night Live.

Those are my favorite Gore moments.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:32 AM   #304
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It says a lot about the current candidates when there's so much excitement about someone who's not in the race.


Run Al, Run!

It's not so much that I'm totally unhappy with the current choices. I just believe that Gore would be head and shoulders above the rest.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:36 AM   #305
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It says a lot about the current candidates when there's so much excitement about someone who's not in the race.


Run Al, Run!

Same thing on the Republican side. There was a clamor for Fred Thompson to jump in. He finally did, and thus far hasn't made much of a splash in my opinion. Hoping WHEN Al runs, he doesn't enter with a loud 'thud'.
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Me too. I just signed a petition asking him to run.
I will do the same right now.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:25 PM   #307
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Hillary Clinton: "It's Kind Of Nice To Have All These Men Obsessed With You"

MSNBC has released a partial transcript of Keith Olbermann's interview with Sen. Hillary Clinton.

OLBERMANN: The Republican debate the other night -- you certainly did seem to come up fairly frequently. Do you think they're doing you a favor, a campaign favor, an advertising favor, by mentioning you so often?

CLINTON: Well, I guess if you don't have anything positive to say about yourself or your record or your vision for America, that might be an alternative, but you know, I'm running my campaign. I can't worry about what they're doing. It is something, though, that a lot of my friends have noticed, and one of them I thought, rather funny, who said to me, you know, when you get to be our age, it's kind of nice to have all these men obsessed with you. I guess I could put that spin on it.
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WASHINGTON (CNN) — A source involved in Gore's past political runs told CNN that he definitely has the ambition to use the peace prize as a springboard to run for president.

But he will not run, because he won't take on the political machine assembled by Sen. Hillary Clinton, said the source. If the senator from New York had faltered at all, Gore would take a serious look at entering the race, the source said. But Gore has calculated that Clinton is unstoppable, according to the source.

Gore repeatedly denied he has any plans to run again, but this week a group of grass-roots Democrats calling themselves "Draft Gore" took out a full-page ad in The New York Times in a bid to change his mind.

Gore is a very smart man.


Hillary and her machine are making steady progress for a Nov 08 win.




There is a real chance a Democrat could be elected after her two terms.

If she has what is considered a successful Presidency like Reagan did and Bill Clinton.

Think Bush 1 after Reagan and Gore after Clinton, without the Monica scandal Gore would have handily beat W.

In 8 years Gore will not be too old.
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without the Monica scandal Gore would have handily beat W.



How so? I don't see a connection between the scandal and the election.
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How so? I don't see a connection between the scandal and the election.

I don't know where you were in 2000?

I was 44 and followed the election very closely.


All W said on his stump speech was.



I will REstore honor and dignity to the White House

the whole campaign was tying Gore to Clinton's scandal.


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I do realize in your conservative family that if Clinton never had any affairs you still would think he was a terrible President and never would have voted for him


Just like in liberal families they never voted for Reagan

but in 84 he won by a large margin

true believers do not determine elections

it is the swing voters, moderates, independents that determine who wins elections

Reagan captured them in 84, Bush 1 did in 88, Clinton did in 96

W never really did, he got just enough to eek out narrow wins
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I'm sure Al Gore is telling his people:

"Call me when I poll higher than John Edwards"
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I did.
From what I know that 3 of the Commandments are still incoporated into US Law.

Also many towns and some States have a "Blue Law" meaning businesses are closed on the Sunday or the Sabbath as most Christians understand the what the Sabbath now is-(this is not your cue maycocksean).

Adultrey used to be against US Law until recently, that's why Frank Sinatra was arrested, notre Mr. Deep's avatar.

So there are half of the Commandments listed for you that have been incotporated into US Law, nationally or locally -until recently.

As far as "Seperation of Church and State" that statement is not in the Constitution, a lot of the minions on the Left assume it is, BUT IT'S NOT.

What the founders wanted was not to have a "Church of The United States" siimilar to "The Church Of England" from which the colonists of our country ran from.

And with Obama speaking in a church about politics, that was crossing the line.




Mitt has never gave a polictical speech in a church, nor have any of the conservatives running for office this season-that I know of. If the did-they would be excoriated by the Left, and if you were honest-you would admit these facts.

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

That defines a secular government with free speefch, not only does it disallow a state church it also prevents the state from promoting or persecuting religious views and practices (provided that they arent violating the secular law of the land); and this extends to promoting biblical law over secular law.

It extends over other issues when property rights and individual rights are crushed over religious sensibilites (blue laws, sodomy laws and gay marriage for instance). The status quo that you are justifying is being erased by the courts as unconstitutional; and that extends to the pledge of alligence explicitely referencing one nation under God.
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That defines a secular government with free speefch...
Perhaps free spell check is in order.
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Try typing with a reuben.
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Perhaps free spell check is in order.
You of all people should not be pointing out the spelling errors of others.
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