Monday, May 22, 2006

Al Gore

yes, I am disappointed in what happened in 2000 and feel some of the blame lay with Mr. Gore who didn't handle himself as well as he could have during the election. Florida was lost by mere hundreds of votes, but Florida's loss came because of the Elian Gonzales fiasco. The American Prospect has a great article on the story behind Al Gore's resurgence. He is looking very strong right now going into 2008. I hope he does decide to run again. It will be a risk, but I feel he can win by simply saying, "let's try again to make the world a better place." I hope he can still keep that independent spirit that he currently has, free from politics. He has the feel of a Teddy Roosevelt, who believed more strongly in his principles than in party politics. Gore is getting help from unlikely sources who are looking into the future and trying to pre-empt his strong moves. We'll see what happens. If he does run, he has my vote.

3 Comments:

At 5/23/2006 04:44:00 PM, Blogger The Skreeching Skraeling said...

Checkout the current Drudgereport:

"Applause filed the halls of the Kyoto International Conference Center. "We
must achieve a safe overall concentration level for greenhouse gases in the
Earth's atmosphere."

The message is serious. So serious in fact, the DRUDGE REPORT has
calculated that Vice President Al Gore is burning more than 439,500 pounds
of fuel, or 65,600 gallons, at a cost of more than $131,000 on his 16,000
mile daytrip, just to deliver the warning.

That's like spending $100 on a hallmark card for your wife to let her know you've got to cut back on unnecessary spending.

There's got to be a better choice out there besides a dem or rep.

 
At 5/23/2006 10:06:00 PM, Blogger nicolaepadigone said...

there might be better choices, but what are their chances of being elected? that's the real issue. i'd vote for someone who best fits my political views, but doing so would ensure my candidate will never win in American politics. Our first-past-the-post system inherently produces a two-party system, and in this case, you've basically got just two choices of evil. many conservatives made their choice in 2004 to vote for Bush because they felt he was the lesser of two evils. so it shows just how badly viewed both parties are right now.

at this point, i've got to make my vote and take my wins where i can get them. in this case, Al Gore makes great points about the environment that i believe in also. To me, he is the best candidate. Hilary is a hellhole of problems, and there are no Republican candidates that even come close to consideration for me.

 
At 5/24/2006 11:42:00 AM, Blogger nicolaepadigone said...

I like what Howard Fineman says about Al Gore in his analysis:

So why would he even fleetingly consider politics again?

For one – to paraphrase a slogan once applied to the late Barry Goldwater — in his heart, Gore knows he’s right. He’s been ahead of more curves than a NASCAR driver: the concerns about global warming, the implications of the rise of the internet, the need to be wary of deadly friction along the faultline between Islam and the West, his early and deep opposition to the launching a war in Iraq. It’s an impressive record.

“The reason people don’t like Gore is that he has been right so damn many times,” James Carville told me with an appreciate laugh.


I do really see him as the best candidate out there, because not only does he stand by his beliefs (anybody can stand by their beliefs, even when they're wrong---as Bush so clearly shows), but he's right.

 

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