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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

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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
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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.)
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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.)
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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?)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

"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
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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...)
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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
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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)
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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
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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)
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To: mkjessup

If we had a psychological profile for presidential candidates, the left would never get to play.


61 posted on 02/22/2006 8:46:32 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
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To: Thebaddog

Bring back Al Sharpton!


62 posted on 02/22/2006 8:48:16 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
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To: Hatteras

Nut doesn't fall far from the tree!


63 posted on 02/22/2006 8:48:45 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
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To: holden

I want someone in the President's chair who has a stronger bladder.


64 posted on 02/22/2006 8:49:54 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Okaaaay, what you're seeing nooooow is a picture of Earrrrrth, our new hooooome. We will call ourselves Democrats and mix among the locals.

Okaaaaay, now my assistant Nancy Pelooooosi will help the rest of you into your human skin suits and prepare you for our landing.
65 posted on 02/22/2006 8:51:27 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: bombthrower

Yes, I heard that from some people who identified themselves as Democrat and confessed this to me when they learned I wouldn't be critical of that statement.


66 posted on 02/22/2006 8:53:10 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
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To: Polyxene

Expect more crossover registrations to vote McCain in the primary (like the last time he ran).


67 posted on 02/22/2006 8:54:26 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Go, Gore, Go!


68 posted on 02/22/2006 8:55:16 AM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Eagles Talon IV

Correct.


69 posted on 02/22/2006 8:55:23 AM PST by sauropod ("All you get is controversy, crap and confusion." Alan Simpson defining the WH Pimp Corps.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

You're right.

The comparison between how they conceded is pure BS.


70 posted on 02/22/2006 8:56:58 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: TheForceOfOne

Dick Morris is getting senile from the toe fungus
syndrome.....Gore is ..TOAST..Saudi Arabian toast..
ie almost as bad as that other nitwit..Carter?? Jake


71 posted on 02/22/2006 8:57:45 AM PST by sanjacjake
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To: Mr. Brightside

My cat will become president before Al Gore!


72 posted on 02/22/2006 8:58:09 AM PST by Right Wing Puppy (Bush is stronger than you think.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

What exactly is the author's definition of gracefully? In my world Nixon withdrew gracefully, Al Gore certainly did not.


73 posted on 02/22/2006 9:13:18 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: weegee
He does come up with fresher ideas the usual pundits, albeit rarely correct ones. But I'll give him an A for freshness.

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, "Better an interesting improbability than a boring cliche." (Wilde actually said "Better an interesting lie than a boring truth" -- I think he was referring to dinner conversation).

74 posted on 02/22/2006 9:21:01 AM PST by expatpat
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To: Hatteras
Dick Morris forgets one key point. Algore is a certifiable nut.


They must not go to the same nuts anonymous meetings
75 posted on 02/22/2006 9:22:54 AM PST by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: filbert

Exactly correct. Gore has been relevated to the dust bin of bad history.

Seriously, what Dem is going to take a chance on the inventor of the Internet? He is a LOON and everyone understands that now.


76 posted on 02/22/2006 9:24:11 AM PST by subterfuge ("We're going to take things from you for the greater good..."---Hillary Rod-Ham Clinton)
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To: Mr. Brightside

And BTW, Dick Morris is simply playing both sides again. Toe sucker.


77 posted on 02/22/2006 9:25:01 AM PST by subterfuge ("We're going to take things from you for the greater good..."---Hillary Rod-Ham Clinton)
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To: expatpat

In FahrenHYPE 911, the answer film to Michael Moore's film, Dick Morris says that he opposed all of Bush's policies except he realized the importance of the war on terror and national security and on that basis supported Bush over Kerry for president.

I bring that point up because when I hear Morris on conservative talk programs, he advised how Republicans have to give up their positions and resolved stand on conservative social issues. I don't trust his motives. He does not agree in the same things I do. He can speak and I can listen (until I tune out) but I don't give any credence to his advice. He has different objectives than I do.

As Michael Medved says at the end of lengthy interviews with openly communist guests. "I don't wish you success in your goals." (paraphrased)


78 posted on 02/22/2006 9:26:15 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
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To: subterfuge
Aw, the Democrats have run the same candidates time and time and time again. Really the pool of viable democrat candidates is small if you look back at who got the nomination for the past 120 years (president/vice president).

And Al Gore JUNIOR's dad tried to get the party nomination in the 1950s but failed (fellow Tennessee Senator Kefauver got a VP nod instead). I think that there may have been some connection between Kefauver's 1950s Senate hearings on sex and violence in comic books and Al Gore's own hearings in the 1980s on sex and violence in music.

Al Gore could be this generation's William Jennings Bryan.
79 posted on 02/22/2006 9:30:17 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
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To: subterfuge
And BTW, Dick Morris is simply playing both sides again. Toe sucker.

Of course. At various times in the coming three years he will declare each of the following to be unbeatable: Hillary, Gore, Kerry, McCain, Giuliani, Allen, my Aunt Matilda, etc.

And if one is perceived as having a bad week he will immediately write them off as unelectable.

Completely worthless pundit.

80 posted on 02/22/2006 9:42:50 AM PST by Jhensy
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To: GOPRaleigh
>>>Please let AlGore run again.<<<

Come On Al!

81 posted on 02/22/2006 9:43:57 AM PST by HardStarboard
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To: Mr. Brightside
The weather. As the evidence of global climate change impresses everyone who doesn’t work at the White House,

Are you yanking my chain with a pile driver?

82 posted on 02/22/2006 9:48:41 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Hurricane Katrina was just a fulfillment of the prophesies Gore wrote about in his late-1980s book Earth in the Balance.

Morris is talking himself into oblivion. What does he call the Category 4 Galveston Hurricane, which happened 105 years ago? Gore Prophesies. spit.

83 posted on 02/22/2006 10:03:46 AM PST by daybreakcoming (If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. A. Lincoln)
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To: Mr. Brightside
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.

Actually, he looks more and more like someone trying out for a part in a hair-weave commercial or one of those fat-pills infomercials.

There is a difference between seasoned and rancid.

Morris' other comeback kids didn't wait eight years to try again. So the historical contention he makes is pretty weak.
84 posted on 02/22/2006 10:26:35 AM PST by George W. Bush
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To: Mr. Brightside
In the meantime, Al's Chinese campaign contributors have been heard chanting:

Go Gol, Go!


85 posted on 02/22/2006 10:35:25 AM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: weegee
Al Gore could be this generation's William Jennings Bryan.

You could be right. I was actually thinking that Johnny Kerry might get the dem nomination. As bad and traitorous as he is, he did almost win against an incumbant in time of war. I'm fairly certain that those who voted for him the first time would do it again if they could.

86 posted on 02/22/2006 11:32:06 AM PST by subterfuge ("We're going to take things from you for the greater good..."---Hillary Rod-Ham Clinton)
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To: Jhensy
At various times in the coming three years he will declare each of the following to be unbeatable: Hillary, Gore, Kerry, McCain, Giuliani, Allen, my Aunt Matilda, etc.

Ha! He is one slick dude and I'm sure he fools a lot of us.

87 posted on 02/22/2006 11:33:34 AM PST by subterfuge ("We're going to take things from you for the greater good..."---Hillary Rod-Ham Clinton)
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To: subterfuge

Some of those who voted for Kerry were voting against Bush and had nothing to compell them to SUPPORT Kerry.

George W. Bush beat all of the "anybody but Bush" candidates combined.

The media pulled out all stops trying to defeat the Republican candidate last time (including heavy content on what the rest of the world had to say about our presidential election). There were biased poll results (even on election day), there were hoaxed news items, there was phoney outrage over abuse (which is what inspired the terrorists in Iraq, which increased the body count as foreign terrorists did the murdering that Iraqi soldiers wouldn't do). Just think what will happen when some new guy or girl (an unknown quantity to much of America) has to be introduced as the "front runner".

The media will certainly try to shape and mold just who that front runner is. McCain is their obvious choice. Having seen the racist cartoons they published of Condi Rice, they may mention her as a candidate but could fully be expected to savage her identity.


88 posted on 02/22/2006 11:53:20 AM PST by weegee ("...the left can only take power through deception" -W. Chambers, former mem of Communist Party USA)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Pay attention to the toe sucker when he says things like this. He knows full well that Gore can't possibly win. Just like he knows full well that Condolezza Rice can't possibly win. He's just trying to stir up controversy.


89 posted on 02/22/2006 12:03:51 PM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: weegee

Points taken weeg.


90 posted on 02/22/2006 12:13:05 PM PST by subterfuge ("We're going to take things from you for the greater good..."---Hillary Rod-Ham Clinton)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Dick Morris makes sense. It doesn't matter what we think of Gore - this column is an analysis of Gore's actions, not Gore's ability or policy. I've thought for a while that Gore was running again in 2008. Especially if Bush bombs somehow, Gore would seem like a viable alternative, no matter what those of us who despise the man think. IMHO, Gore relates to Nixon almost perfectly. In the same manner that Nixon retained the malice and bitterness from his loss to Kennedy and the press treatment he received, Gore seems to be maniacal in his distaste for conservatives and the new right-wing media. I could easily see Gore with an enemies list and a penchant for political mayhem. We'll see. My belief is that the system can handle a madman at the helm - power is too diffuse in the system for a dictator to take total control, although it could be a hairy ride there for a while.


91 posted on 02/22/2006 3:10:09 PM PST by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: silverleaf

It should have been a slam-dunk for Ali Ghor al-Ooudi. "The greatest economy in the history of the world", no Soviet threat, terror not an issue yet, running with the endorsement a popular President (though I think the MSM cooked the polling books visa vis Clinton), local Democrat machines free to stuff ballot boxes at will, MSM backing, etc. He should have won by at least 350 electoral votes. Ali Ghor lost because he comes across as an elitist, wooden, tree-hugging nutcase, plain and simple. The people of the U.S. sized him up and found him wanting.


92 posted on 02/22/2006 5:53:05 PM PST by attiladhun2 (evolution has both deified and degraded humanity)
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To: subterfuge
dickie is suffering from athletes feet fungus of the brain, from too much toe sucking..
93 posted on 02/22/2006 5:55:49 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Mr. Brightside

Gore just whored himself out to the Arabs and Morris is comparing him to Nixon?

What a moron.


94 posted on 02/22/2006 6:00:03 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: redpoll
I can think of 3000 reasons why you, Gore and DICK Morris are wrong.

This country does not trust Democrats. Their party is dead and irrelevant.
95 posted on 02/22/2006 6:03:07 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: I got the rope

I hope you're right, considering my own prediction that he'd probably be borderline insane in his policy and judgments. Strange things happen in politics, though, and I can easily see him as the Democratic party candidate. Throw in a Perot, toss in some unforeseen crisis that cripples the Republicans, and who knows what will happen. But I hope you're right.


96 posted on 02/22/2006 9:48:17 PM PST by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: redpoll
The only way a democrat could win is if they put up a Governor like Bill Richardson...against a RINO.

Someone like Giuliani(Sp?) or McCain would keep conservatives at home.
97 posted on 02/22/2006 9:52:25 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: imskylark
I heard several meteorologists say that these hurricanes are not from global warming but from a normal cycle that keeps repeating.

Meteorology is a science.

Global warming ain't science.

It's a religion.

98 posted on 02/22/2006 10:06:51 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Bender2
Good job.

I could even hear Rich Little doing the dialogue...

99 posted on 02/22/2006 10:09:28 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Right Wing Puppy
My cat will become president before Al Gore!

And, as for myself, I had rather vote for your cat than see Algore become President.

100 posted on 02/22/2006 10:16:57 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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