Skip to comments.Dick Morris: Look out, here comes Al (& Nixon’s ’68 Comeback Offers Clues for Gore)
Posted on 02/22/2006 5:46:58 AM PST by Mr. Brightside
Look Out, Here Comes Al
February 22, 2006
Gore may be a man whose time has come in his party. It was he who warned of climate change and predicted its consequences. Hurricane Katrina was just a fulfillment of the prophesies Gore wrote about in his late-1980s book Earth in the Balance.
History indicates that candidates who won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College have all come back to win revenge in subsequent elections. Andrew Jackson, cheated in 1824, won in 1828. Grover Cleveland, cheated in 1888, triumphed in 1892.
Could Al beat Hillary? If Mrs. Clinton persists in her support of the Iraq war, he could. But never count on Hillary losing an election over a principle. Its a bad bet. If she moves to the left on the war, as she already shows signs of doing, she would preempt Gore and Kerry and use her tremendous lead in fundraising and ex-officio delegates to cruise to the nomination.
Gore has three things going for him: A perception that he was robbed of the White House and Hillarys possible stubbornness in continuing to back the war.
The third thing? The weather. As the evidence of global climate change impresses everyone who doesnt work at the White House, Gore looks more and more like a man whose time may have come.
Morris, a former political adviser to Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and President Bill Clinton, is the author of Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race.
1) The Democrats are like a person hanging on a outcropping atop the Grand Canyon by their fingernails, begging for Divine intervention.
2) When the American public looks at the "nine dwarves" the Democrat Party fielded in the 2004 election, Al Gore looks somewhat sane.
And 3) There are plenty of morons in the MSM that will portray AL Gore as electable, and wacky Americans that will think it possible.
And to think there is over two more years of this tripe to come.
The "cathartic" value of Six Crises, may have been because the events that shaped Nixon's core politics were real. The Hiss case and his HUAC experience were classically formative. He knew he was right and the rejection of the truth of this case was naturally confusing. Gore has no such formative experience. His political and personal belief foundation is rife with psycho-babble and errant thinking. He is basically a crazy person. If he "comes back", there will be nothing "Nixonian" about it. The two have nothing in common from the standpoint of stature.
Remember most of the core RAT base is nuts, so Al Gore should be a shoe in!
Morris occasionally has some astute observations (donning flame-retardant suit!), but his problem is that he's always writing to a deadline. Maybe if he just wrote when he was truly inspired, rather than just grind out his columns and collect a paycheck, he'd up his average - some.
But like the weather forecasters, there's relatively little downside for political analysts if they are wrong in their predictions . . .
I wish Dick Morris would go back to doing something useful like sucking toes and spare us all from his wild political theories.
I'm with you. Gore IS nuts! And everyone knows it but these two.
I heard several meteorologists say that these hurricanes are not from global warming but from a normal cycle that keeps repeating.
Nixon was a patriot
Gore is a traitor and a bum!
"Gore tried to have the rules for counting votes changed in order to alter the results of the election in Florida."
And his lawyers had military absentee ballots tossed out on hyper-technicalities.
Don't bother running Al. You'll never sit in the oval office, even if elected.
I don't see the republicans abandoning the war but the real dems have and as much as the left loves Hill she voted for and although I expect her to claim she only did because she was fooled ... well you see where we are going.
So told in a NY speech on a day with heavy snow & 4 degree weather.
WHAT A TOOL
Geeze, Dick! And I thought I was hard on the Dems...
Well, I'm not a good shot like you...
Very funny! Thanks for the laughs this morning!
Would the American public be foolish (stupid) enough to vote for algore on the basis of one issue - global warming?
Gore constantly shows he's too clever-by-half to be as dyed-in-the-wool evil as the witch.
His ilk of treason is born out of a need to get funds for his political runs, while Hitlery's treason would purposely sell us all out so she and Bill could rule the world.
Run, Al, Run! ...and be sure to let Bob Schrum help you! It'll be great to see all that Democrat money go *poof* in the primary season and to hear all the otherwise-unaired Demo-laundry be used to slime both these two leviathans!
"Gore withdrew gracefully? "
Gore doesn't do anything gracefully.
Somebody needs to look up the definition of the word "gracefully."
Why do people try to rewrite History. We all saw Al Gore kicking and Screamning right down to the last. He is still whining and moaning. Even his daughter is still whining.
No one has seen poor Tipper since the election, have they put her away somewhere?