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
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Dick M has finally put the idea of Algore being Prez to rest. Dickie is wrong on every prediction he makes.
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?
Gracefully? That was graceful?
The nation went through hell for months!
"Gore is a traitor and a bum!"
Short, sweet, and to the point...
"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.
Even DEMOCRATS on 9/11 were saying they were glad it was Bush and NOT Gore in charge.
The scariest ticket I can think of is:
Gore vs. McCain
Two certifiable whack-jobs running for POTUS -- God help us all!
The one great thing about Morris, if he says it, we know it won't happen.
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.
If we had a psychological profile for presidential candidates, the left would never get to play.
Bring back Al Sharpton!
Nut doesn't fall far from the tree!
I want someone in the President's chair who has a stronger bladder.
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.
Expect more crossover registrations to vote McCain in the primary (like the last time he ran).
The comparison between how they conceded is pure BS.
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
My cat will become president before Al Gore!
What exactly is the author's definition of gracefully? In my world Nixon withdrew gracefully, Al Gore certainly did not.
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).
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.
And BTW, Dick Morris is simply playing both sides again. Toe sucker.
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)
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.
Come On Al!
Are you yanking my chain with a pile driver?
Morris is talking himself into oblivion. What does he call the Category 4 Galveston Hurricane, which happened 105 years ago? Gore Prophesies. spit.
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.
Ha! He is one slick dude and I'm sure he fools a lot of us.
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.
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.
Points taken weeg.
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.
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.
Gore just whored himself out to the Arabs and Morris is comparing him to Nixon?
What a moron.
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.
Meteorology is a science.
Global warming ain't science.
It's a religion.
I could even hear Rich Little doing the dialogue...
And, as for myself, I had rather vote for your cat than see Algore become President.