Friday, May 18, 2007

The Last Temptation of Al Gore


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.

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  • Wednesday, May 09, 2007

    WHAT IF.........


    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.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.

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    Wednesday, April 25, 2007

    Times like these call for a president like Al Gore.


    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.

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  • Saturday, February 10, 2007

    Wednesday, February 07, 2007

    Bio


    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

    Al Gore's 2nd wind



    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.

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    Wednesday, January 24, 2007

    Run, Al, Run


    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

    TIM DICKINSON

    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.

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    Thursday, January 04, 2007

    If Gore runs, he can afford to wait



    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.

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  • Tuesday, January 02, 2007

    Oh Ellen.....


    Ellen explains

    the unpredictability of the Oscar nomination process. Sometimes, the vote count doesn’t always tell the whole story.

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  • Monday, January 01, 2007

    By Al Gore

    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.

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    Sunday, October 22, 2006

    Al Gore: American Hero Speech Defending Constitutional Government


    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.

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  • Sunday, October 01, 2006

    Al Gore For President: The Man Meets The Moment


    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.

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  • Saturday, September 02, 2006

    MSNBC's Countdown documented the "swift-boating of Al Gore"



    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."

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    Friday, September 01, 2006

    Al Gore on The Threat to American Democracy


    "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"?

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  • Thursday, April 27, 2006

    Al Gore Unplugged


    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?

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  • The Ressurection of Al Gore




    The Ressurection of Al Gore

    He invented the Internet (sort of). He became President (almost). Now Al Gore has found his true calling: using the power of technology to save the world.

    One evening last December, in front of nearly 2,000 people at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium, Al Gore spoke in uncharacteristically personal and passionate terms about the failed quest that has dominated much of his adult life. Save for his standard warm-up line - "Hi, I'm Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States" - there was hardly a mention of the White House. Instead, during the next 90 minutes, Gore had plenty to say about thinning polar ice caps, shrinking glaciers, rising carbon dioxide concentrations, spiking temperatures, and hundreds of other data points he has woven into an overpowering slide show detailing the catastrophic changes affecting the earth's climate.

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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2006

    Wired Owes Al Gore an Apology

    If Wired magazine considers its current laudatory cover story on Al Gore to be a sort of make-good for the role the magazine played in launching a phony press accusation against the VP in 2000 -- an accusation that took on a life of its own and helped define Gore as a so-called exaggerator -- than Wired needs to think again.

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  • Thursday, April 20, 2006

    QUOTES...

    "Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country."
    Hermann Goering (Hitler's Reich-Marshall)

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