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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:40 PM
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Boston Globe: Gore Camp has "Quietly Put Out Feelers" For a Presidential Run in recent weeks
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 04:41 PM by impeachdubya
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/01/16/another_chance_for_gore/

"More and more people are asking, 'What about Al Gore?' " says Steve Grossman, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. "If Al Gore were to announce for president, he would be a first-tier candidate on day one. Instead of it being Hillary and Obama on the covers of the national magazines, you would have three faces there."


For those of us who think he's the obvious, clear choice for 2008, all I can say are two things:

RUN, AL, RUN!

And

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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:41 PM
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1. .
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:42 PM
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2. Gore could very well...
Make me get excited now.
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:43 PM
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3. If he runs, how will he handle Hillary?
n/t.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:44 PM
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5. I think no matter if Gore runs or not, Hillary's gonna have real problems getting the nomination.
The corporate media has decided that she's the "front runner"- but how many actual Democrats do you know who are enthusiastically supporting her?
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:47 PM
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9. I'm hoping Gore gets the nod after a brokered convention
That way, he won't emerge from the primaries as a battered candidate. Because, really, if Gore and Hillary attack each other, they will hurt themselves because they both claim the Clinton White House accomplishments as theirs. It will look like a public version of a back-room argument between co-workers.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:54 PM
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15. Excuse my ignorance-but what's a "brokered convention"? You can guarantee
the DLC will not be happy (but of course who the f cares!)

Gore is a populist, and the most experienced to deal with the monumental issue of global warming! He won in 2000 and is way more popular now.

RUN AL RUN!
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:15 PM
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30. Brokered Convention is where the nominee is someone who
Is arbitrarily chosen at the convention, usually if there's a deadlock on the ballots cast, or if there's a clear dissatisfaction with the candidates running. This is how conventions used to work in both parties, until 1972, when the primary voters became the "deciders" of the nomination process, with the convention delegates merely rubber-stamping the primary voters.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:35 PM
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37. Is it possible to do that these days?
I thought that many state organizations have laws/rules that prevent their delegates from doing anything other than voting according to the primary vote.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:38 PM
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43. I'd be greatly surprised if we ever went back to the old way Conventions were handled.
But I suppose you never know.
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:01 PM
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58. Plus it would great for great TV
...Although if it's our party, the MSM will use the "Democrats Divided" heading for their graphics.
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:04 PM
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59. Conventions also have "super-delegates"
And even if a candidate wins enough of a percentage of a state's primary to get delegates, doesn't mean that he will be granted them. Case in point, Lyndon LaRouche won 22% of the vote in the 2000 Arkansas primary and was denied delegates by the DNC. I think this was after Bill Bradley dropped out.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:38 PM
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75. Our PAC tried that in 2004- It doesn't happen anymore n/t
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:54 PM
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14. by the media deciding this, which IMO, I agree with you on....
they are splitting the dem. primary votes more so. It HELPS her win the nominee, which IMO (again) she would win because of this, and then ultimately lose the pres. election, because she DOESN'T have the support of her own party let alone any republican.

They are throwing her out there, saying it is so...she's the leader for the primary nomination, blah blah, and those who can't stand her, don't want her to run for whatever reason will take their vote to the others...splitting the dem votes ... causing another possible nominee to lose and thus, Hillary becoming the nominee and the next person to lose the white house.

JMO. I know it took ten tries to say what I wanted to, but I have a migraine.. sorry.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:58 PM
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16. Migrane or no, I think that's a pretty on target analysis.
From the get-go, the folks most excited about a Hillary Nomination have been the Limbaughs and the Hannitys. Go figger. There was an article in the SF Chronicle a couple days ago about how Hillary is the "darling of the left" --- on what planet? Everyone I know in Democratic activism circles is irritated as hell at her neo-con pandering on Iraq. The media will talk about Iraq and her "1993 Health Care debacle" in one breath, as if those are the two "minor problems" facing her nomination.

No. Iraq is a MAJOR problem, and we absolutely need to nominate someone this time around who can approach it from a point of clarity and moral consistency.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 04:00 PM
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92. Actually, no one I know (outside of DU)
who's a Dem has settled on one candidate. We need to remember, most people aren't political junkies like we are, lol.
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rainy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 05:03 PM
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99. Wasn't it the same with Kerry? The grassroots were not excited about him.
Great man but no karisma. I think maybe the whole deal is rigged.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:44 PM
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4. President Gore, VP Obama, Senate Majority Leader Clinton
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BayCityProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:46 PM
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8. I would like to see him enter
also in repsonse to an earlier post...many of us on DU don't like Hillary..but I can't even count how many people tell me they LOVE her and hope she runs. Hillary is VERY popular with independants and Democrats and even moderate Republicans...just not on the web.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:43 PM
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45. I'd like a Gore-Feingold ticket, but pretty much Gore-anyone would be okay.
Personally, I think Dick Durbin would make an excellent Senate Majority leader under Pres. Gore.
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:13 AM
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63. Every Democrat I know thinks she's the kiss of death. But I live in Montana,
and we tend to prefer populists to elitists.

I sure do hope that Gore runs.

He opposed the war before it started.
He has endorsed single payer fee for service universal health care.
He knows first hand that elections must be free, fair, open, and transparent
And he's got the best environmental credentials on the planet.
We know he can win, because he already did, and he's more popular now than ever.

Run Al, run!
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:20 PM
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53. oooh - I like THAT!
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:46 AM
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62. Edwards Labor Sec, Clark Natn'l Sec Advisor or SecDef etc nt
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 12:47 AM by EVDebs
California here we come ! And on to Denver in '08 !
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:44 PM
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6. Please, Al! Please, oh please, Run!
And when you win, give Dennis an important role in your administration!
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:45 PM
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7. I would be happy to vote for this guy AGAIN! n/t
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:49 PM
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10. Familiarity breeds contempt...
The longer Gore waits, the more the contempt will build for the othe candidates already announced and he will be stronger the longer he waits, in my opinion. :)
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:09 PM
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20. Exactly right....
He should wait, or wait until Oscar nite when he wins for best documentary!
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:09 PM
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34. Oh wow!
That would be perfect!

In his acceptance speech he says, and finally I would like to thank the people that have convinced me to run for president of the United States of America.

Run Al! Please run!
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Pithy Cherub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 04:08 PM
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94. For the umpteenth time, Gore will not be nominated
for an Acadamey Award as he is NOT in the group of Executive Producers for An Inconvenient Truth. There are no acting categories for documentaries. Gore did not sing or offer an original score. President Gore deserves an INVITATION to the Oscars and he will be Thanked should the Award go to his film. Gore will be interviewed and in the next six weeks there will be parties and campaigns here in California for him to push for the awards. The Oscar nominations will be announced in the am so he should be on all of the shows touting his documentary.

I love Al but an Oscar statue is not in his future...
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:15 PM
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51. Yep...the only thing we have to worry about is all those who
definitely DON'T want Gore to run...like many in the Dem establishment and the Media who would love him to run to rip him to shreds but are worried that maybe the PEOPLE won't listen this time and they (the media) will at last be "caught out."

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:17 PM
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52. dupe
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 10:32 PM by KoKo01
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:50 PM
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11. Please, oh please
I understand why he's been quiet about this for so long. I'll understand if he continues to stay out of the ring until the last minute--less time for the inevitable pointless and misleading media evisceration. But I am hoping so much that he eventually states his intention to run. Please run, Al.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:50 PM
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12. I hope Gore's "feelers" check out the comments here, at Huff Po and else where.
All the (progressive are all I know) Dems I know are overwhelmingly in favor of him entering the race. BTW we are the ones who organized and worked the pavement for Kerry/Edwards in '04!
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:52 PM
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13. Hang tight Al, it's still too soon...
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 04:54 PM by Junkdrawer
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:40 PM
Response to Reply #13
44. I tend to agree with you. I don't know about waiting until '08, but he could certainly
wait until the 2nd half of this year.
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jaybeat Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:08 PM
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78. But what about $$$?
I thought that candidates are announcing earlier and earlier in large part because of the need to line up big donors early; if you wait too long, all the Democratic deep pockets have already committed to someone, and you are SOL. Isn't that what sealed the Repuke nomination for * in 2000? By the time anyone else got going, he was already so far ahead they couldn't catch up. Didn't Elizabeth Dole drop *out* of the race in, like, the summer of '99 because she concluded that she could never win the $ race?

I agree, in principle, that candidates should announce later, and that voters should decide, and not donors. It just doesn't seem like that's how it works.

Announce early, announce late, I don't care--whatever it takes to

WIN, AL, WIN!!!

:yourock: :headbang: :applause: :woohoo: :patriot:
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:06 PM
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83. Gore will have no money problems, regardless of when he announces.
He could go with 100% citizen support if he wanted and still have the most money to work with.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:33 PM
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103. I tend to agree. People are using the cash Hillary has stored up as another reason to prematurely
anoint her the nominee.

I think all the $$$ in the world isn't going to make her the nominee if she can't figure out how to take a morally unambiguous stand on Iraq- and frankly, I think it's too late for her to even if she wanted to try.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:59 PM
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17. If Gore runs he will win hands down n/t
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:00 PM
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18. This man has our best interests at heart.
And the votes behind him to win. When the time is right... Please run! :kick:
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:01 PM
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19. God, I hope so
Every single person I personally know who has any interest in politics whatsoever has said unconditionally that they would back Gore.

So that's 6 votes for Gore! Who will match and raise me?
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:11 PM
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21. Hallelujah!
I think he's the best choice to put this country on a decent track.
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:12 PM
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22. If the feelers are out, they are no DOUBT reading these threads!
That ought to give them a thrill. Gore for SURE.
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:13 PM
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23. Great News
I hope he does decide to run.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:39 PM
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24. Gore won once, he can win again!
:bounce:
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:42 PM
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25. YES YES YES...
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 05:42 PM by katsy
Does he have an email contact.

Ohhhhhhh PLEASE let this be.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I'll change my evil ways :evilgrin:

I'll give him my first born... both of them

I'll I'll I'll be out there with bells on working hard to get his message out

give US a second chance President Gore!
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:49 PM
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46. Too funny, that reminds me:
Election day 2000, I remember sitting in my car in the university parking lot and writing out a list of "promises to the Universe" that I would fulfill, if only Gore won. He did win, of course, but got cheated out of taking the job, so I didn't feel obligated to keep those promises either.

Let's give it another try, shall we?

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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:21 PM
Response to Reply #46
54. If we're lucky...
we'll get that chance.

In another setting in 2000, I was doing much the same as you.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:43 PM
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26. I hope this is true
We need you, Al.
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:55 PM
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27. Fingers tightly crossed.................


:woohoo:
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kiteinthewind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:56 PM
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28. Oh, Dear God, please let this be true. We need that man!
:bounce:
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:02 PM
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29. I like what I'm hearing.
'Publicly, Gore hasn't ruled out running, but neither has he evinced much interest.

But when one friend asked him recently about another campaign, Gore didn't dismiss the question out of hand. "We'll see how things go," he replied.'

Sounds good to me.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:18 PM
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31. K&R.nt
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:49 PM
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32. put up the bat. got my credit card right here.
re-elect president gore.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:55 PM
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33. anyone else getting whiplash by the competing messages
we keep receiving per Gore's intentions? Thinking about running. Never going to run again. Putting out feelers. Putting out the message of no intention to run. Like watching a tennis match.

Have to wonder why both messages per his intent keep getting pushed.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:27 PM
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41. I think there is certainly a group of people in and out of the media, that want to take his name off
the table...

That's why you have the report out of Japan saying he's "definitely not running"; when he said no such thing.

This Boston Globe piece is speculation; nevertheless, it indicates what many of us already know- he would make a great candidate and lots of Democrats want him to run. And if he was considering a run, he's played it perfectly so far. He would have been foolish to announce before now, that's for sure. Soon it will be crunch time, and we'll see if it happens.
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:52 PM
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47. He himself has been pretty consistent about saying...
...he won't run. It's the people around him, and his avid supporters (us!) who keep trying to read between the lines and hope he will. In a way I think we're deluding ourselves, but I can't help but be caught up in that hope too.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:59 PM
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48. have to admit that I fall into that catagory as well...
I know better (given hisown statements) but want him to run so very much... But am starting to "hear" what he is saying (not running...) This far out I have (in passed elections) tried to stay out of rooting for one person - as so much can change in such a long (political season) time. But this time around I have to admit that my wish to fight for Gore as president supercedes my general approach to primaries. However, it seems that Gore himself, will keep me in line with my approach to primaries (by staying out of the running.)
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:19 PM
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35. The Globe's story has been floating....
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 07:19 PM by RiverStone
...around on several threads for a few days.

We are all waiting for any Gore nibble on the Presidential line!!!!

I must admit, I'm one of those folks fishing as well.

Sure hope we get more tangible evidence of true feelers talking to real strategists and operatives!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:59 PM
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56. I know. I certainly wouldn't give it more than a 50-50 chance.
But it just would make so much damn sense. Whether he wants to put himself & his family through that again, or if he thinks it's a good idea, that's something else.
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Sacajawea Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:09 PM
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36. I'd vote for him again...in a heartbeat!!!! Do it, Al - the country NEEDS you!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:36 PM
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38. For everyone who is so enthusiastic about this thread.....
PLEASE CLICK ON MY SIG! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:38 PM
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39. Gore/ Richardson in '08! NT
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:40 PM
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40. Has he FELT DU?????
I sure as hell hope so!:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

He has a TON of support here!
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:28 PM
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42. Please let this be so!
Run Al, run! :)
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:05 PM
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49. I always liked him. I fell in love with him during Katrina
He jumped in and personally got involved in saving people. He did the right thing instinctually, without regard for "implications"

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:07 PM
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50. OMG are you kidding! Oh please say you are not!
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bajamary Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:44 PM
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55. re-elect Gore in 08
He's my candidate and I'd work my tail off to see him re-elected.

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FujiZ1 Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:00 PM
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57. It's the only thing I've wanted politically for the last 8 years.
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Extend a Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:10 AM
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60. AL GORE '08
PLEASE RUN AL! is on one of my signs for the march on the 27th

This is great news!
:woohoo: :applause:
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:45 AM
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61. Gore is what this country REALLY needs. A true leader with vision and guts.
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:16 AM
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64. Anybody got Al's email address? I want to write him and ask him to run.
Thanks.
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Contrite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:24 AM
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65. Yippee skippy!!!!!
PLEASE RUN, AL!
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:31 AM
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66. I have a dream of him onstage with the Oscar in his hand announcing
he is a candidate! Think about that for newsmaking!
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:13 AM
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70. Two problems with that:
1) He won't get an Oscar. He may be on stage with the producers (who will get the awards), but he won't be getting a statue.

2) Al Gore has too much respect for Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and the other producers to overshadow their night.

Nice dream, though.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:41 PM
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76. Mr. Gore would not be receiving the Oscar
It is the movie and the producers that would be up for any Oscar, and the producers who would go up on stage to accept it. Also, Mr. Gore isn't tackly nor is he that selfish to do something like that, and he would never use this crisis as a cover for political ambitions.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:13 PM
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90. As I said, a dream...
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 04:22 PM
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95. All true.
Can you imagine Al practically knocking over an Ex-Pres to get through a door first like Little Lord Pissypants (behavior one would expect from a child) did at the Clinton Library dedication? ABSOLUTELY NO!

We need a statesman. We need Al. I hope he throws in...
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 04:49 AM
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67. Awesome. (nt)
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Apollo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 06:30 AM
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68. It's gotta be Gore !!
I see everything that is going on right now as creating a "Perfect Storm" for Al Gore.

Hillary has been forced to show her hand a full 12 months before the start of the primaries!!

This means people have a full 12 months to ask Hillary about her position on Iraq, and why has she been so supportive of the illegitimate (p)Resident of the Whitehouse these past 5 years ....

People also have time to get tired of Hillary's campaign. What we might call "Hillary fatigue".

The field is getting very crowded and it will be tough for candidates to gain traction.

I like and respect both Obama and (especially) Edwards. But the fact is they are both relatively inexperienced and unqualified if you compare them to Al Gore. Obama has been 2 years in the Senate and Edwards was 6 years (but the last 2 of those he was concentrating on the 2004 campaign).

I respect the fact that Edwards has come clean about the situation in Iraq, and has admitted he was wrong to vote for the IWR. But I respect much MORE the fact that Gore spoke out agains the Bu$h-Cheney-Rumsfeld policy on Iraq from the beginning - in speeches going back to 2002 - insisting on giving the UN inspectors more time to carry out their mission and maintaining a broad international consensus.

There is no hurry for Gore to enter the race for 2008. He is doing a great job raising public awareness about the climate crisis (speaking to more than 12000 people in Boise today!). He is also busy working on his next book "The Assault on Reason" - to be published in May (see article below).

Depending on how things pan out, and the reaction to his forthcoming book, Gore can consider his situation over the summer and announce his decision sometime in the fall.

Unless and until Gore endorses another candidate, we have to assume that he is keeping his options open. So it is too soon for those of us who prefer Gore to switch our allegiance.

The Washington Post -- Sunday, September 17, 2006

Gore's 2008 Plans May Become Clearer After Release of Book


By John F. Harris and Shailagh Murray

Although saying he has no plans to run for president in 2008, former vice president Al Gore has nonetheless left the door ever so slightly ajar. It's a good bet that door will swing open a good bit wider come next May.

That is when Gore is scheduled to publish his next book. With no fanfare, he signed a few weeks ago with Penguin Press to write "The Assault on Reason."

As described by editor Scott Moyers, the book is a meditation on how "the public arena has grown more hostile to reason," and how solving problems such as global warming is impeded by a political culture with a pervasive "unwillingness to let facts drive decisions."

While that may sound abstract, both the subject matter and the timing of the release have an unmistakable subtext. In 2004, Gore cheered liberals when he lashed at President Bush for allegedly falling captive to right-wing special interests and taking flight from "fact-based analysis." If the book strikes a chord, it will produce new momentum for Gore to make another bid for the White House, presumably fueled in large part by anti-Iraq-war Democrats.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/16/AR2006091600877.html


Let's all find ways to show our support for Al Gore!

In Gore We Trust
:)
www.algore.com
www.algore.org
www.draftgore.com - Sign the petition!
www.draftgore2008.org
www.patriotsforgore.com
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Left Brain Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:38 PM
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82. Hey Apollo?
Could you post those links, especially the one for the petition, in a new thread? One that I and those who are interested could K&R?

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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:08 AM
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69. Gore 2008!
:woohoo:
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:44 AM
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71. RRRUUUUNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!
Please, please, please. I'm begging', here.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:47 AM
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72. ..
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 10:48 AM by helderheid

RRRRRRRRUUUNNN!!!!!!!



:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:59 AM
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73. k & R
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:04 AM
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74. We need Al
No one else is close!

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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:42 PM
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77. Who is the source? n/t
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Left Brain Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:22 PM
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79. Oh PLEASE let it be so
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:29 PM
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80. I would hate to give the vote I have waiting for Al to any of the others.
I really love this guy.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:31 PM
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81. great news if it happens - The Clash of the Titans
We can label the primary showdowns between Gore, Clinton, Obama, Richardson, Biden and others as "The Clash of the Titans."

What can we call the Republics? (Remember, in 1991 when Bush Sr was at 90% popularity, they called the Democrats "the Seven Dwarfs")
Maybe, 'The Clash of the Smurfs'

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keepCAblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:22 PM
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84. k & r ..... let's get this thread to FIVE stars
Run, Al, run!!!!!
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:47 PM
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85. dear god let it be so. Gore/Clark 08 n/t
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:52 PM
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86. Please let it happen. We need Al Gore.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:53 PM
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87. I would happily support Gore for re-election!
Go Al!!! :)
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:55 PM
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88. Interesting Al Gore ANAGRAM
Al Gore = GO REAL
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:02 PM
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89. Here's hoping again.
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:52 PM
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91. RE-ELECT GORE. Hell, he already WON once. Don't tell me he's
"unelectable."
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StudentDUer Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 04:05 PM
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93. I think it'd be a mistake for him to run
I think he's much more effective on the global warming issue; and this election would turn into the DLC fighting itself rather than a broad spectrum of views debating in front of the public
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 04:38 PM
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96. Happy Dance
:headbang: :woohoo: :headbang:
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PreacherCasey Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 04:46 PM
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97. Run Al, run! PLEASE! eom
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 04:52 PM
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98. Another "Kick" for good measure!
:kick:
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Freeusfromthechurch Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 05:06 PM
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100. He has my vote
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AbbyR Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 05:13 PM
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101. From your mouth to Al's ears...
I've read the whole thread, and I have a question - Can anyone think of ANY way the media can be kept from tearing him apart? I am so sick of my job (I'm a news writer/editor for a small paper) that I'm going back to teaching. Talk about out of the frying pan...
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 05:52 PM
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102. Please run Al Gore, we need you!
Thanks for the thread impeachdubya
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