Gore or no Gore?

01Mar07

While the Republican field of Candidates seems fairly set- from here on out, it will be the words and actions of J. McCain, R. Giuliani, and M. Romney that will deliver one of them a Presidential bid- the Democratic field is still open to one big wild card.

Everything’s big about him right now- his size, his popularity, his critics’ mouths, his mystique. Speculation that Al Gore would announce his intentions to enter the 2008 race during the Oscar’s were squashed Sunday, but some aren’t very convinced he’ll be on the sidelines as the road to the DNC unfolds.

In fact, a few people such as ABC’s Andy Ostroy, are quite convinced of the opposite. “Make no mistake: Former Vice President Al Gore will be our next president. I am as confident about that assertion as I am that George W. Bush will go down in history as America’s worst president ever. Gore is the right man at the right time, for many reasons. And it’s clear that the momentum and buzz is shifting his way big time.

“That’s right, Al Gore is suddenly cool.

“It gets even better. In October, Gore will also likely be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for being the planet’s biggest advocate in the fight against climate change. His prestigious nomination in this exclusive club puts him in the company of such independent thinkers, statesmen and activists as Dr. Martin Luther King, President Jimmy Carter, Elie Wiesel and Mother Theresa.

“Now let’s talk chops. Gore’s an enlisted Vietnam vet who served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, two terms in the Senate, and eight years as vice president in one of the most successful administrations ever. Let’s not forget that he won the popular vote in 2000, and as many say, the Electoral College as well.

“So wait, he’s hip, he’s brilliant, he’s highly experienced. Is America ready for a real leader after two terms of a guy who makes Jim Carrey’s “Dumb and Dumber” character seem downright cerebral? You bet your asinine Bush-isms it is.

“I even have the perfect campaign slogan for Gore: “Imagine how it would’ve been.”

It’s debatable that we would have experienced 8 years of bliss under Gore; after all, the turmoil that the attacks of September 11th caused can hardly be dumped on Bush’s head. Hindsight, though, is 20/20 and a Gore campaign wouldn’t have too much trouble in getting voters to stroll through memory lane 2000-2008.

Gore also has the added bonus of having been Bill Clinton’s VP; any extra votes Hillary Clinton is getting right now due to her association with that administration would be effectively canceled out. Gore would be the perfect antidote to Obama’s lack of experience, and while he’s changed stance on issues- notably abortion- he could be considered an antidote to McCain’s and Romney’s flip-flopping.

And as Ostroy notes, winning an Oscar and perhaps a Nobel Prize in the same year definitely can’t be a bad thing.

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3 Responses to “Gore or no Gore?”

  1. 1 jyflb

    Good site!!!


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