Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Dick Morris: Look out, here comes Al (& Nixon’s ’68 Comeback Offers Clues for Gore)
The Hill ^ | 2/22/06 | Dick Morris / Roger Stone

Posted on 02/22/2006 5:46:58 AM PST by Mr. Brightside

Look Out, Here Comes Al

Dick Morris

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. It’s 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 Hillary’s possible stubbornness in continuing to back the war.


The third thing? The weather. As the evidence of global climate change impresses everyone who doesn’t 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.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algoreisnotmyprez; dickheaddis
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-106 next last
To: Mr. Brightside

I wouldn't vote for that clod if he were running for city pooper scooper. He's a fringe lunatic!

41 posted on 02/22/2006 6:33:17 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Brightside

That raving lunatic wouldn't stand a chance. his mouth would bury him.
Plus, If he challenges the hildabeast, I would advise him to steer clear of Ft. Marcie park.

42 posted on 02/22/2006 6:35:06 AM PST by taillightchaser (If you think algore is a whaco socialist--wait till we elect hitlery-you ain't seen anything yet!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Brightside

Global warming debates don't trump defeating Islamic terrorism. Bring it on! I'd love to defeat Al again!

43 posted on 02/22/2006 6:35:40 AM PST by kcbc2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sgtbono2002
We all saw Al Gore kicking and Screamning right down to the last. He is still whining and moaning.

Maybe the author is right, "Graceful Gore" not "Sore-Loserman."

What were we thinking? (rolling eyes)

44 posted on 02/22/2006 6:39:26 AM PST by Mr. Brightside (I know what I like.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Eagles Talon IV

"Comparing Gore to Nixon is beyond absurd.The entire article is an exercise in mental masturbation despite the claim that the author is what appears to be a conservative."

Exactly. Nixon remained loyal to his country and didn't go over seas and bash it on enemy soil. Nor did he say that LBJ or JFK betrayed their country.

Nixon had his faults, but he was a much better man than Gore, IMO.

45 posted on 02/22/2006 6:40:10 AM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: kempster
In my opinion he hasn't withdrawn yet.

I kind of wish Gore's father would have withdrawn.

46 posted on 02/22/2006 6:41:03 AM PST by Obadiah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: zek157
Well isn't everything else his fault. I am sick of these knee jerk reactions.
47 posted on 02/22/2006 6:43:28 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: VRWCmember

Gore never withdrew. He lost in the Supreme Court of the US, and didn't oppose efforts to try and convert electors from voting for Bush to voting for him, led by the "graceful" Bob Beckel.

48 posted on 02/22/2006 6:44:32 AM PST by NCLaw441
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Brightside

If Al Gore will submit himself to a board-certified team of psychologists and psychiatrists and allow them to examine him, talk with him, probe his mental state, and if they issue a public report stating that he is as sane and stable as any American man in his late 50's, I'll consider whether or not he deserves my vote.

That ought to take me about 1.5 seconds to reach the same decision I reached in 2000.

49 posted on 02/22/2006 6:47:16 AM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mariabush

I hear you, but in this case the buck stops with the president on this one. This is not a knee jerk reaction. I actually don't think the Brits should have been running our ports either.

I have supported the president 100% from day one and breathed easy when he beat Gore and then Kerry. He is giving the Democrats ample opportunity with this port BS to clean house in the mid terms and in 2008.

by the way, did you like the transportation bill?

50 posted on 02/22/2006 6:50:40 AM PST by zek157
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Brightside

Dick M has finally put the idea of Algore being Prez to rest. Dickie is wrong on every prediction he makes.

51 posted on 02/22/2006 7:13:05 AM PST by expatpat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: expatpat

I find it funny that Morris writes an article claiming that Al Gore is coming back to win the presidency.

... and his own bio is promoting his latest book "Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race"

So which is it, Al or Hillary?

52 posted on 02/22/2006 7:17:56 AM PST by Mr. Brightside (I know what I like.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Brightside
Later, both men withdrew gracefully when further challenge to the result was fruitless.

Gracefully? That was graceful?
The nation went through hell for months!

53 posted on 02/22/2006 7:25:08 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Brightside
Will somebody please post the clip from SNL, after the 2000 election, of a bearchested Gore in a hot tub with a Lieberman look-alike, arms intertwined, drinking wine.
54 posted on 02/22/2006 7:38:37 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her gene pool. Any volunteers?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]


"Gore is a traitor and a bum!"

Short, sweet, and to the point...

55 posted on 02/22/2006 7:59:42 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

"Were truer words ever spoken?"

Three problems with your comment;

1. Hilary has no conception of "principle". No democrat (small 'd' intentional) does. They are all preening, self-indulgent, power-hungry children of the Summer of Love
who still labor under the incorrect assumption that they actually achieved anything with all their free-love-drug-taking-pacifist-nuveau-communist-if-it-feels-good-do-it menatlity and anti-war activities. The policies they have advocated have not lifted a single person out of poverty (in fact, they made poverty an attractive option). They did not save a single life, American or Asian, with their anti-war stance, and they opened a wound in the American political dialectic which will never heal.

2. Al Gore is laboring under the weight of the bane of democratic (small'd' intentional) party nomination politics, as concerns a loser: democrats not only bury their dead; they bury their wounded as well. Neither Gore or Kerry has a chance at a nomination, barring some earth-shaking cataclysm (an indictment or conviction, for example). Both lost to a man the democratic rank-and-file considers an idiot. Hardly conducive to inspiring confidence. Just ask Walter Mondale how this game gets played.

3. The remnants of the democratic (small 'd' intentional)party revolves around an agenda far more radical and subversive than even the 'established' front-line democrats are willing to espouse. It is, for all intents and purposes, Howard Dean's party far more than it is Gore's or even Hilary's. The Clintons thought they were cute when they elevated Dean to party chair, believing they could a) keep Dean's money machine while eliminating Dean as a contender, b) keep Dean's brain-dead legions under the assumption that their voice actually counts, and c) avoid a serious challenege from the leftmost fringes of the party. They are wrong on all three counts.

Because there will be no one else to nominate, Hilary will get the nod. She will run a PR campaign which will be intended to remind people of the 'good ol' days' of the 'Co-presidency' and which will be totally devoid of ideas, rational positions, and logic. But that's okay, democratic (small 'd' intentional) voters do not require well-thought-out,pertinent and effective government; they just need high-minded, focus-group-tested, less-than-four-words sloganeering and personal smears.

Fortunately, the rest of the country does require those things. Which is why Hilary will lose, unless her republican opponent is a complete bonehead (like Bill Frist) or simply the consensus candidate of the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy", like John McCain or George Allen.

This next presidential election is the republican's to lose.

56 posted on 02/22/2006 8:18:56 AM PST by Wombat101 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi'ite since 632 AD...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Hatteras

Even DEMOCRATS on 9/11 were saying they were glad it was Bush and NOT Gore in charge.

57 posted on 02/22/2006 8:35:22 AM PST by bombthrower
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Inwoodian; filbert

The scariest ticket I can think of is:

Gore vs. McCain

Two certifiable whack-jobs running for POTUS -- God help us all!

58 posted on 02/22/2006 8:40:24 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Brightside

The one great thing about Morris, if he says it, we know it won't happen.

59 posted on 02/22/2006 8:43:25 AM PST by Always Right
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Brightside

I could care less what Dick Morris has to say.

He wrote speeches for Bubba.

He doesn't appear to hold any regard for facts or history.

I don't understand why so many conservative radio hosts have him on their show as a guest.

60 posted on 02/22/2006 8:45:16 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-106 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson