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Second look at Al Gore?
Hot Air ^ | July 5, 2014 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 07/05/2014 10:09:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Allahpundit touched on this idea briefly this week in an article primarily to do with Mitt Romney in specific and the general question of whether or not there are second acts for losing party nominees in the 21st century. But apparently the idea has taken root in a few places, and as he noted in the article, the Daily Caller (or at least Mark Halperin) talked about it without being entirely tongue in cheek.

Mark Halperin, the senior political analyst for “Time” magazine, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday and boldly reiterated his Wednesday Twitter assertion that Al Gore — the same Al Gore who served as Bill Clinton’s vice president — poses the greatest threat to Hillary Clinton’s White House aspirations. Still, he stopped short of saying Gore would run in the Democratic primary.

“I don’t know that Al Gore will run against her, but I do know that of all the other people who’ve talked about running against her, I don’t think anybody has his strengths. And I think Al Gore would like to be president. And I think that if he decided to do it, it would be a matchup worth running,” Halperin explained.

“I think he’s got a better chance of beating her in a primary, today, than any Republican does in the general election,” Halperin continued.

Jay Nordinger at The Corner was on the story as well, though I can’t help but think he was smiling a bit.

Two thoughts: Hillary would then be running as the poorer candidate, right? Or have she and Bill together beaten out Al in the moolah department?

Do Hillary and Bill pool their money? Like, you know — John and Jane Doe?

Thought No. 2.: I don’t have many questions about recent American politics, frankly. If I had the chance to interview Bill Clinton, I really don’t know what I’d ask him. I know what all his answers would be. “Why did you commute the sentence of Susan Rosenberg?” (a Weather Underground terrorist). He’d BS his way through that one, same as all the others.

But there is a mystery surrounding Al Gore: Why didn’t he run for president in 2004?

As for the primary – assuming he was even interested – Al does offer one thing that most of Hillary’s other potential competitor’s don’t. For those in the Left base who are just aching for a carbon tax and somebody who would really do something to stop the polar bears from moving to Minnesota or whatever, he’s got the bona fides. Their most devoted voters are probably more than a little disappointed that Obama never really did anything but pay lip service to the idea in a successful effort to win votes. Gore is the consummate green warrior for them.

How does Gore fare in the general election? The guy is so far left that I think most of the GOP field currently under discussion would beat him handily, but it would make for one heck of a debate stage. And hey.. he could replay that famous stage kiss with Tipper over and over and over and over…


TOPICS: Tennessee; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016; 2016election; algore; climatechange; election2014; election2016; hillary; manbearpig
Oh please stop, you're killing me here! My side hurts! Quit!
1 posted on 07/05/2014 10:09:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 07/05/2014 10:11:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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A second act for Algore should end like it did for Liar Lance Armstrong. If he’s smart (that’s a big if), he will take his fraudulently gained carbon bucks and go away. If he runs for president he will be exposed. ManBearPig for POTUS? Ha!


3 posted on 07/05/2014 10:15:42 PM PDT by Thickman (Obama - President Ubiquitous (a.k.a. P.U.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Honest to God you’d think it couldn’t get any worse after Ayatollah Obama...


4 posted on 07/05/2014 10:16:10 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Well, I could use a good laugh.

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 10:28:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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A country with people this stupid should not survive. We know it ‘cannot’, but it ‘should’ not. Because if this is what we have become, we are a danger to any sanity remaining in the world outside our borders.

If America is stupid enough to elect Gore, Putin and China should work together to quarantine us until such time as the stupid dies out.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 10:31:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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Al will be busy melting


7 posted on 07/05/2014 10:33:20 PM PDT by woofie
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GORE
2016
RELEASE
THE
CHAKRA!
 

8 posted on 07/05/2014 10:34:35 PM PDT by Yossarian
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Ed Klein said Obama’s looking for a mini-me-Obama to run in the 2016 primary and beat Hillary.


9 posted on 07/05/2014 10:35:26 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Norm Lenhart

I agree with Norm.


10 posted on 07/05/2014 10:41:34 PM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Most honorable 2nd one. This post made me loose all my credibility with you. Yes you have some time, but please let this be the last post for his stupidity, al gore (not deserving of capitalization) you will make. Please! We deserve better from you.
11 posted on 07/05/2014 10:48:47 PM PDT by Fungi
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I don’t think the ManBearPig hunter is going to bother running in 2016. Hocking global warming is a far easier means of rolling in the dough than running for President is, and Gore wouldn’t dare to offend the Hildebeast by running against her.


12 posted on 07/05/2014 10:53:39 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: Norm Lenhart

When you see how long the Soviet Union lasted, and Cuba, and North Korea and Venezuela and Zimbabwe....

*shudder*


13 posted on 07/05/2014 11:03:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: miliantnutcase

I don’t think Gore hates America with the passion of BO. He’s more of a grifter in the mold of Bill Clinton.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 11:06:32 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mark Halperin is doing someone’s bidding with his pushing of Al Gore for president again. We all know there’s a quietly growing chorus inside the Democratic Party to find someone other than Hillary but to suggest Airhead Al run again for president is kind of a stretch but who knows.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 11:14:01 PM PDT by dowcaet
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16 posted on 07/05/2014 11:42:55 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Fungi

Why do you watch the weather channel, the local weatherman or look at the Internet for the weather? To know what’s going to happen, right? Do you want to be surprised by the deviousness of the Democrats or Ripon Republicans? Do you want Al Gore to get the nomination again and you’re sitting there on the couch going “how the hell did that happen and why didn’t I see anything about it on Free Republic?”


17 posted on 07/05/2014 11:59:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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Go ahead Gump, jump in. The waters fine

And I miss your blow torch rhetoric

18 posted on 07/06/2014 12:14:38 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al Gore won’t take tye pay cut.
His fortunes lie on perpetuating the AGW cult. Al Gore can’t fundraise if he is in charge.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 12:36:35 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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Record Levels of Antarctic Ice
20 posted on 07/06/2014 3:53:19 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

A country with people this stupid should not survive.

Indeed true. The sad thing is not just that the country is dying, it is dying by the likes of such small people as Obama, Gore, Warren, et al.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 4:30:13 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shows you how strong the Dem bench is. Bunch of political rejects from the 80s and 90s - Gore, Biden, Clinton.


22 posted on 07/06/2014 4:49:58 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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Oh my...thanks for the laugh riot!


23 posted on 07/06/2014 5:01:13 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Flick Lives

Well, people decided to keep kicking cans and playing the lesser evil game election after election. There was always some compelling disaster awaiting unless we compromised ‘this time’.

And it built up. Some of us woke up to the madness, others are dead set on continuing down the path to more of it. But ultimately we did it to ourselves in the name of stopping the greater evil. Unfortunately we became the facilitator of that very thing.

We could reverse this. It would take time and effort but we could do it since Reagan proved it can be done. But not enough people are remotely willing to sacrifice ANYTHING in their lives. A N Y T H I N G . The mere act of voting for a principled person instead of the ‘lesser evil’ (not so lesser as we now see) is too much for many still and elicits cries of hating America/loving Obama and gets the voter labeled a ‘purist’. (Oh the horror of following the platform of the party when the party itself fights it.)

Hell, saying we should drop cable/dish and stop funding the left directly causes a mass round of rationalizing why that is just impossible. Try it sometime on a Football thread and watch ‘staunch rock ribbed conservatives’ twist themselves into knots over paying their monthly tithe...then attack you for making them rationalize their refusal to cut the cord.

These people are going to change America back? Nope. They have not yet felt enough pain. But thanks to their actions, they will...eventually, whether they want to or not.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 5:09:51 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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Harold Stassen was unavailable for comment.


25 posted on 07/06/2014 5:24:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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Lardass vs. the Flying Buttress.
26 posted on 07/06/2014 5:35:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Now THAT’s funny.


27 posted on 07/06/2014 5:56:44 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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28 posted on 07/06/2014 5:58:50 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Norm Lenhart

“A country with people this stupid should not survive.” And “no one ever went broke betting against the intelligence of the American people” circa 1914 by H.L.Mencken who figured that out a century ago!


29 posted on 07/06/2014 6:37:17 AM PDT by masadaman
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To: Fungi

>al gore (not deserving of capitalization)

algore (not deserving of two words either)


30 posted on 07/06/2014 8:59:14 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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