Friday, May 18, 2007
Let's say you were dreaming up the perfect stealth candidate for 2008, a Democrat who could step into the presidential race when the party confronts its inevitable doubts about the front runners. You would want a candidate with the grass-roots appeal of Barack Obama—someone with a message that transcends politics, someone who spoke out loud and clear and early against the war in Iraq. But you would also want a candidate with the operational toughness of Hillary Clinton—someone with experience and credibility on the world stage.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
So what would it be like if Al Gore, not George W. Bush, was President? Here are the top 10 differences between a Gore Presidency and a Bush Presidency.
- Al Gore would be in charge. On September 11, he would have stopped reading his children's book and flown directly back to the White House - not meandering through Louisiana and Nebraska because his Vice President wanted to keep him away from the meetings where crisis decisions were being made. Al Gore would be calling the shots.
- Al Gore would be making important decisions by drawing on a lifetime of foreign policy experience. Al Gore would not need on-the-job training and daily tutorials from his National Security Advisor, in between naps and jogs on the treadmill. Al Gore would also be making wiser decisions. He would not trade off long-term dangers - like turning a blind eye to nuclear proliferation in Pakistan and India, which could lead to a nuclear war - for short-term gains.
- Link Here
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
OK, let me handle this up front. After having supported Al Gore, Jr. for Vice President twice as well as in his campaigns for the House and Senate in Tennessee, I voted for Ralph Nader in the presidential election of 2000. Like a number of my friends, I was fed up with business as usual in Washington and, frankly, didn’t see a lot of difference between Gore and Bush. In my mind they were both privileged sons of politicians who believed it was their divine right to ascend to the presidency.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., commonly known as Al Gore (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician, teacher, businessman, and environmentalist who was the 45th Vice President of the United States in the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he had served in United States House of Representatives (1977-85) and United States Senate (1985-93) for Tennessee.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
At this moment, there are three declared candidates who are considered ''front-runners'' for the Democrats' nomination: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. That rattling sound you hear are DNC nerves.
And then there's the undeclared Al Gore, who remains a hero to the Democrat base. After all, Gore's the only high-profile Democrat with experience at winning a presidential election, isn't he? Gore's winning of the overall popular vote but yet losing the White House continues to chap Dem behinds, and many would love to give Al another shot.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
The ideal candidate for the Democrats may be the man who won the popular vote in 2000 -- and who opposed the war in Iraq from the very start
A stiff Vice President campaigns on his administration's legacy of unprecedented prosperity. Looks terrible on TV. Bows out, following a disputed vote count. Then, two terms later, with no incumbent in the race, he re-enters the fray. Promises to change the course of a disastrous war founded on lies. And charges to victory. I'm referring, of course, to the 1968 campaign of Richard Milhous Nixon. But four decades later, history has a chance to repeat itself for Albert Arnold Gore.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Fri Dec 08, 2006 at 10:51:48 AM PST
It seems the more longshot the race, the earlier a candidate throws his or her hat into the ring. Vilsack started things off. Now that we're in the holiday season, most will wait until January. Obama will likely wait a few months more since really, what's the hurry? He's got the fawning press all over him already. He might as well wait until that sort of peters out, announce, then recapture the media spotlight.
It was clear that Hillary wanted to 1) wait a while to announce (she'll have a bullseye on her when she does), and 2) skip Iowa. Now, with Obama in the race, she can't do either. People aren't chattering about Hillary anymore. They're chattering about Obama. So she has to announce and hope to steal some of that thunder. And given that Obamamania isn't dying down, she'll have to do that sooner rather than later. And with Obama in position to deal a knockout blow in Iowa, she'll have to compete there as well.
So Obama will be in position to squelch the Clinton media rollout with his own. It would be the sort of Machiavellian move that would signal his willingness to play tough politics.
Which brings us to Gore.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
The climate crisis will force a historic shift to a new global power network of small alternative sources. This network will then feed a smart electric grid. Welcome to the future.Dec. 18, 2006 issue - Over the past 200 years, the industrial revolution has created vast wealth and huge improvements in the human condition—in a few dozen highly industrialized countries. The engine of that revolution was fueled by coal and then supercharged with oil—multiplying the productivity of human labor many, many times over. Although we have reaped many benefits from this intensive use of energy, we are now faced with an urgent crisis—a crisis that is altering the very nature of the Earth's climate.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett, co-host of Democratic Talk Radio
Al Gore demonstrated that he is a real American hero by going out to the front in our war with Bush Republicanism to preserve the Constitutional government created by our Founding Fathers. We can only hope that Al Gore will consider another run for President. The American nation has spent over 5 years with a man occupying the Oval Office who seems bent on wrecking our Constitutional form of government.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Imagine this: a President of the United States with vast domestic and international experience who would aspire to unify the American people, uplift a reformed American politics, and inspire friends of freedom and democracy everywhere.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Summary: On MSNBC's Countdown, fill-in host Brian Unger denounced the baseless attacks -- including Nazi references -- against the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, which chronicles former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to raise awareness about global warming. Noting that these attacks ignore the scientific facts put forth in the movie, Unger characterized them as "swift-boating."
Link and Video here
Friday, September 01, 2006
"The subjugation of news by entertainment seriously harms our democracy: it leads to dysfunctional journalism that fails to inform the people."
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Remarks by Al Gore as prepared
Associated Press / The Media Center
October 5, 2005
I came here today because I believe that American democracy is in grave danger. It is no longer possible to ignore the strangeness of our public discourse . I know that I am not the only one who feels that something has gone basically and badly wrong in the way America's fabled "marketplace of ideas" now functions.
How many of you, I wonder, have heard a friend or a family member in the last few years remark that it's almost as if America has entered " an alternate universe"?
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
What does Al Gore mean to us now, and what does his resurrection say about the current political atmosphere? Is he really New-and-Improved or is he actually the same stiff man that for some reason we’re now ready to hear? Is he a better leader outside politics, or could he possibly stay true to the New Al Gore if he re-entered the fray?
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Hermann Goering (Hitler's Reich-Marshall)