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January 5, 2008 Posted by | Decision '08, Iowa | 1 Comment

More Gore

Gore is still being ambiguous about his feelins on running for president in 2008. Many believe that he is waiting to be the candidate that has such a buzz of support that he has no choice but to succumb to the will of the people and be carried to the convention on their soldiers. That’s what I think or at least its what I hope.

In 2000 Gore was a stuffy character who was too easy to make fun of. Now, older and wiser, I truly believe Gore is ready to be the maverick candidate we all want him to be. He is already speaking his mind to Philadelphia's City Paper and to The Guardian:

In an interview with the Guardian today, the former vice-president calls himself a "recovering politician", but launches into the political fray more explicitly than he has previously done during his high-profile campaigning on the threat of global warming.

Denying that his politics have shifted to the left since he lost the court battle for the 2000 election, Mr Gore says: "If you have a renegade band of rightwing extremists who get hold of power, the whole thing goes to the right."

That's the kind of candid talk the Democrats need in '08. Someone who's willing to stand up and say 'Americans are Democrats when it comes to the issues that matter and don't let anyone convince you that just because I care about the environment that I'm out of touch with the country.'

I'm convinced that candidate is Al Gore.

May 31, 2006 Posted by | Decision '08, The Progressive Movement | Leave a comment

Gore on Maddow

Former Vice President Al Gore will join Air America Mornings host Rachel Maddow live by phone at 8:30 am EST on Friday, June 26th. Gore will be discussing his film on Global Warming, β€œAn Inconvenient Truth.”

May 26, 2006 Posted by | Decision '08, The Environment, The Progressive Movement | Leave a comment

Chris Dodd Considers Presidential Run

There must be something in the water here in CT as all of our Senators seem to get this desire to be president. Isn’t it enough that they are representing the interests of our state to the country? Won’t they ever learn that it is near impossible for a Senator to win a presidential campaign?

According to reports from CNN, the NY Times and others, CT Senator Chris Dodd will join the myriad of Democrats bidding for the presidential nomination in 2008.

While I like Chris Dodd, I would much prefer him stay where he is and see Al Gore run again in 2008. Maybe its just a liberal’s fantasy but it just might come true.

May 25, 2006 Posted by | Decision '08 | Leave a comment

Well Thank Goodness.

At least the Bush dynasty is over for sure.

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he was privately approached about his interest in becoming the NFL’s next commissioner.

Bush said Tuesday the issue was discussed at a recent meeting with Patrick Rooney Sr., according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Rooney’s brother is Dan Rooney, owner of Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and co-chair of the search committee looking to replace the retiring Paul Tagliabue.

β€œI met with Mr. Rooney and I said, `I’m doing my job until I’m finished and then I’m going to consider other things,”’ Bush told the newspaper.

Bush has said he will not run for president in 2008.

May 24, 2006 Posted by | Decision '08, Factoid | Leave a comment

Al Gore: Savior?

Rewind back to December of 2000, who was Al Gore? A pathetic loser, drowning in self pity. Then, all of a sudden, he disappeared. Gone from the public eye for a whopping six years.

Sure, every once in a while his name would pop up on the cable news crawl saying something about his environmental work or his son’s near fatal car crash. But as far as the American people were concerned, the man they had elected president was no more.

The cover story of the latest issue of New York Magazine equates his treatment after the election with political exile. He went to live in Texas where he maintained a very low profile.

Snap back to 2006 and Al Gore is suddenly the hottest thing since buttered toast! Riding the wave of his new documentary feature, An Inconvenient Truth (which depicts the effects of global warming), Gore has been welcomed back into the mainstream as a fallen hero on the rise.

Now there is talk of a Gore run in 2008, an idea that I thought brilliant from the first time I heard it. Its so obvious…

Gore is incredibly savvy on energy conservation, the technology of efficiency, the environment, the economy and even defense (in terms of peace). And on top of that he has already won one presidential election already! He is a man with nothing to loose, not afraid to speak his mind and be the maverick he couldn’t be in 2000. Now is the time for him to run and many say he is the only one who could stop a Clinton candidacy in ’08.

I’m keeping my eye on Mr. Gore. He wants to be president but he doesn’t want to run.

May 23, 2006 Posted by | Decision '08 | 1 Comment