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Should Democrats nominate Al Gore as their 2008 presidential candidate?
Duluth Superior ^ | 5/12/06 | Wayne Masden

Posted on 05/13/2006 10:13:42 AM PDT by LdSentinal

He served two terms as vice president under a popular president. He then lost the presidency in a razor-thin election. After eight years, he repackaged himself and won the race for the White House and was re-elected in a major landslide.

That person was Richard Nixon. What Nixon did in 1968, Al Gore could repeat in 2008. Like Nixon, Gore faces a nation divided by an unpopular war. And like Nixon, Gore could transform anti-war anger and general public malaise into votes. Moreover, Democrats, moderate Republicans and independents are eager for a change, and Gore could emerge as a central agent for change in 2008.

A number of Americans strongly believe that Gore was unfairly robbed of the presidency in 2000. Two terms of George W. Bush have demonstrated that almost every point Gore raised in the 2000 election -- the dangers posed by global warming, the criticality of alternative fuel sources, the foolishness of tax breaks for the ultra-rich, the need for international diplomacy and consensus building, prudence in Supreme Court nominations, and a commitment to civil liberties -- were right on target.

Gore has learned the hard way about the extreme right-wing that now dominates the Republican Party. From being singled out for a special baggage search and frisking at Reagan National Airport in May 2002 to being one of the first to respond, on his own dime, to the plight of Hurricane Katrina victims on the Gulf Coast, Gore understands how the Bush administration and the Republican Party have destroyed the America in which the vast majority of citizens once believed.

And that gives Gore a unique perspective on matters of war and peace, civil liberties opposed to totalitarian rule, and a caring and service-oriented government as opposed to a detached bureaucracy only interested in lining the pockets of big business and political cronies.

Statesmanship is an earned attribute, and a Gore presidency would not require any on-the-job training on domestic or global policy making. The former vice president would be welcomed by a world eager to see America once again become a force for diplomacy and human rights and not a promoter of pre-emptive war and torture flights and secret gulags.

There is no doubt that Gore made a drastic mistake in selecting a neoconservative Democrat, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, as his running mate in 2000. Gore understands his mistake more than anyone else in America.

Gore, who has made no secret of his distaste for neoconservative policies at home and abroad, will be extra careful to ensure that his next running mate reflects the true values of the Democratic Party and not those of the pro-big business and neo-conservative aligned Democratic Leadership Council.

A Gore administration working with a Democratic Congress would reverse the dangerous actions incurred under eight years of right-wing misrule and deception. Gone would be the unitary executive and presidential signing statements, the weakening of Social Security and Medicare, and windfall profits for the oil industry.

Furthermore, Al Gore, more than any other potential candidate for the presidency, understands the importance of every proper vote being counted fairly and accurately. Who better could use the White House as a bully pulpit to demand fair and fraud-free elections? That is something that would benefit democracy and every political party and candidate.

Born into a famous Washington political family, Al Gore now "gets it" about being an outsider. It is rare to find someone running for president as an outsider with the "inside the Beltway" experience of Al Gore.

The Democratic Party has the opportunity to nominate a candidate who has the right stuff and someone who could go down in history as a rare statesman-president. The Democrats would be foolish not to recognize such potential in a candidate.


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1 posted on 05/13/2006 10:13:47 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

Please oh please oh please.


2 posted on 05/13/2006 10:15:15 AM PDT by 359Henrie (We cannot deport 12 million can we? Si, se puede!)
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To: LdSentinal

Oh, please, do it, I beg you.


3 posted on 05/13/2006 10:15:39 AM PDT by marron
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To: LdSentinal

Yes indeed!


4 posted on 05/13/2006 10:16:40 AM PDT by FerdieMurphy (For English, Press One. (Tookie, you won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. Oh, too late.))
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To: LdSentinal

so the dims think Gore can do a 'Nixon'? What are the odds on Gore being impeached in 2014?


5 posted on 05/13/2006 10:17:00 AM PDT by Palpatine (The lesson of modern politics is that no class is less fit to govern than that which governs us now)
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To: marron; 359Henrie

Ditto what y'll said.


6 posted on 05/13/2006 10:17:13 AM PDT by wolfpat (Dum vivimus, vivamus.)
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To: marron

Hey...he'd get more votes in the south than Hillary.


7 posted on 05/13/2006 10:17:20 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: LdSentinal

As if Hillary!® will allow such a thing to happen...


8 posted on 05/13/2006 10:17:47 AM PDT by Emmet Fitzhume (Mohammed received his inspiration from Satan. Read 2 Corinthians 11:14 for more information.)
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To: LdSentinal
LOL oh yes please do it!!!

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

9 posted on 05/13/2006 10:18:12 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: LdSentinal

Oh wouldn't it be lov-er-ly!


10 posted on 05/13/2006 10:18:13 AM PDT by toddlintown
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To: LdSentinal
Yes, Gore is THE MAN! Totally sane, highly intelligent, extremely competent, completely honest. This is definitely the next President.


11 posted on 05/13/2006 10:18:22 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: LdSentinal

I would love nothing more than to see him get kicked in the nads again in 2008, Tipper would leave him for sure this time...


12 posted on 05/13/2006 10:18:45 AM PDT by Abathar (Hillary's heart is so cold that even sunbathing her left nipple can cut glass...)
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To: LdSentinal

It'll be Gore and Clark...


13 posted on 05/13/2006 10:18:52 AM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: LdSentinal

We should have had our fill of dynastic rule by now...even though the money crowd likes the kid on the block with the contacts.


14 posted on 05/13/2006 10:19:48 AM PDT by harrowup (If you voted for President Bush, be loyal; if you didn't just shut up.)
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To: LdSentinal

Al E. Gore and Ramona Ripston for 2008! Lord, please hear our prayers.


15 posted on 05/13/2006 10:20:39 AM PDT by LA Conservative (Al Gore in 2008 - The gift that keeps on giving)
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To: LdSentinal

Al Gore deserves a 2nd chance, yes by golly by gee. After all, he was ROBBED, I tell you, ROBBED.

He'll win next time, guaranteed.


16 posted on 05/13/2006 10:20:43 AM PDT by Darnright (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: LdSentinal

I believe Wayne Masden thinks Gore walks on water, bring him on.


17 posted on 05/13/2006 10:20:55 AM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: LdSentinal

There is hope after all... for republicans.


18 posted on 05/13/2006 10:20:59 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: LdSentinal
The Democratic Party has the opportunity to nominate a candidate who has the right stuff and someone who could go down in history as a rare statesman-president. The Democrats would be foolish not to recognize such potential in a candidate.

I can't do it. It's just too easy....

Snickers
19 posted on 05/13/2006 10:21:08 AM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
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To: LdSentinal

Gore Kerry 08 Gore Kerry 08 Gore Kerry 08

Gore Kerry 08 Gore Kerry 08 Gore Kerry 08

Gore Kerry 08 Gore Kerry 08 Gore Kerry 08


20 posted on 05/13/2006 10:21:52 AM PDT by spinestein (The Democratic Party is the reason I vote for Republicans.)
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To: LdSentinal

Please,please,please,please,please


21 posted on 05/13/2006 10:22:32 AM PDT by A message
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To: Palpatine
so the dims think Gore can do a 'Nixon'? What are the odds on Gore being impeached in 2014?

What are the odds of Gore winning in 2008? A million to one?

22 posted on 05/13/2006 10:23:08 AM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: LdSentinal

Oh yes, having the "neo-green" nominee would be more fun than we've had in a long time.


23 posted on 05/13/2006 10:24:21 AM PDT by discipler (China, release journalist Shi Tao.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
They should use that pic and this one below for a campaign poster...

"Look into my eyes and tell me if you can find an ounce of sanity!"

24 posted on 05/13/2006 10:25:15 AM PDT by Screamname (By God, pray for me, someone help me please! Hillary is my Senator! HELP MEEE!)
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To: LdSentinal
I think the author is dreaming of a Gore/Carter ticket in 2008.


25 posted on 05/13/2006 10:25:25 AM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: LdSentinal
The Democratic Party has the opportunity to nominate a candidate who has the right stuff and someone who could go down in history as a rare statesman-president. The Democrats would be foolish not to recognize such potential in a candidate.


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Is this guy talking about the Al Gore who sometimes slobbers on the podium during his rants and raves.

Is this the same Al Gore who would sell out America to his commie friends.

This article is priceless for the amount of Bull Feces packed onto a page of paper.
26 posted on 05/13/2006 10:25:58 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: LdSentinal

Run Al Run.
You can hear the spirit of the wind whispering, Run Al Run.
The spirit of the earth roars, Run Al Run.
Come on Al, you can hear the voices in your head whispering , Run Al Run.

Oh please do it Al, pleeeese.


27 posted on 05/13/2006 10:26:05 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: LdSentinal

YES!!!


28 posted on 05/13/2006 10:26:15 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I am beginning to suspect that some men may have evolved from chickens...........)
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To: LdSentinal
From being singled out for a special baggage search and frisking at Reagan National Airport in May 2002 ... Gore understands how the Bush administration and the Republican Party have destroyed the America in which the vast majority of citizens once believed.

What kind of causal link is that? The Democrats in Congress demanded that the TSA be federalized and use a no-profiling random approach to searching airline passengers.

-PJ

29 posted on 05/13/2006 10:26:52 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Emmet Fitzhume
As if Hillary!® will allow such a thing to happen...

I don't think she will.

30 posted on 05/13/2006 10:27:03 AM PDT by starfish923
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To: LdSentinal

Al Gore needs to give it a rest! He's a "kook" - with idiot ideas and anybody who thinks he's a viable candidate - well .. they have mush for brains.


31 posted on 05/13/2006 10:27:27 AM PDT by CyberAnt (Drive-by Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Absolutely, why, Gore has the Hugo Chavez seal of approval!


32 posted on 05/13/2006 10:28:23 AM PDT by Darnright (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: LdSentinal

please oh please do. do it! do it! please! lmao


33 posted on 05/13/2006 10:29:05 AM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: LdSentinal

Any two of Gore, Dean, Carter, Kerry, Clinton. Might as well be entertained. Gore/Dean would be optimal.


34 posted on 05/13/2006 10:29:43 AM PDT by M203M4
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To: LdSentinal
Run, Al, Run!
You wuz robbed!
Recapture your rightful Crown!

--fingers crossed

35 posted on 05/13/2006 10:30:38 AM PDT by bwteim (Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: LdSentinal

Funny how the media that reports Bush's low approval ratings fail to note that the same polls show that both Kerry and Gore's approval ratings are LOWER than Bush's.


36 posted on 05/13/2006 10:31:12 AM PDT by ZGuy
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To: LdSentinal
Gore/Sharpton in 2008

"Deliver them unto mine own hands dear Lord"

37 posted on 05/13/2006 10:31:38 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: LdSentinal

Only if Gore agrees to have Howard Dean as a running mate.


38 posted on 05/13/2006 10:32:51 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: LdSentinal

>>Should Democrats nominate Al Gore as their 2008 presidential candidate? <<


If they want to lose they should have a bruising nomination battle between Hillary, Gore and Kerry that goes negative and then nominate any of the three.


39 posted on 05/13/2006 10:33:48 AM PDT by gondramB (He who angers you, in part, controls you. But he may not enjoy what the rest of you does about it.)
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To: LdSentinal
Should Democrats nominate Al Gore as their 2008 presidential candidate?

Absolutely.

40 posted on 05/13/2006 10:34:18 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: BW2221
Yes, Gore/Dean '08!!
41 posted on 05/13/2006 10:34:37 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: 359Henrie

Oh do I agree ... make it so.


42 posted on 05/13/2006 10:34:55 AM PDT by svcw
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To: 359Henrie

Gore wants more:)


43 posted on 05/13/2006 10:36:44 AM PDT by fatima (Kathy in Alaska is the best.)
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To: LdSentinal
This is the brilliant mathematician who invented the computer, right?

And the same dude who thinks a half a punch is a vote for him.

And the same dude who was pictured with his rifle aimed at his own head?

And the same dude with that absolutely terrible, monotonous voice?

And the same dude who kissed his wife passsionately, on stage, to prove his love.

And the same dude who would have won the election IF HE HAD CARRIED HIS OWN STATE!!! Bwahahahahaha!!!

44 posted on 05/13/2006 10:37:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Don't dismiss him so quickly. Every Demo in the country will vote in a "revenge election" and if he runs with Clark he'll get some fence sitting Republicans who believe in strong national defense.


45 posted on 05/13/2006 10:39:14 AM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: durasell
Gore and Clark make a lot of sense. The DUmmies would be wetting their pants.

DU has a large contingent of Clark stogies over their that would live with Gore leading the ticket.

46 posted on 05/13/2006 10:43:23 AM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: LdSentinal

please please please please please ... please please please please please.


47 posted on 05/13/2006 10:43:36 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: LdSentinal

EXCELSIOR!!!


48 posted on 05/13/2006 10:44:50 AM PDT by Freedom_no_exceptions (No actual, intended, or imminent victim = no crime. No exceptions.)
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To: durasell

Al Gore can be depended on to shoot off his mouth and place his foot in it.I only pray they would nominate him.


49 posted on 05/13/2006 10:46:23 AM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: Popman

I was at a dinner party awhile ago and that was the topic of conversation -- the Gore/Clark ticket. They were even thinking up campaign slogans. One that was bandied about was: "Had Enough?"


50 posted on 05/13/2006 10:46:45 AM PDT by durasell (!)
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