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AL GORE IN 2008. Prime Choice
The New Republic ^ | June 22, 2006 | Martin Peretz

Posted on 07/04/2006 11:10:37 AM PDT by Torie

…The first pragmatic reason to be for Gore, then, is that he is electable. He won once. {SCOTUS stole the election.] He can win again. … That Bush has been such a clot as a president, such a golem magnifies Gore's stature as a thinking person with beliefs he can defend honestly and persuasively. …

Hillary starts out with so many in the electorate--left, far left, right, far right, center--nearly half of the public … She is just disliked. The phenomenon is actually volcanic. The more she shifts her ground the more shaky it is, and she has shifted her ground aplenty. Why, if Hillary were to run against Mayor Giuliani or John McCain in 2006, she'd likely lose even her "home" state of New York. … Now, I disagree with Gore about Iraq ... … On domestic economic matters, Gore is a free-market realist rather than a free-market fanatic. The issues he has tended to are issues on which he is truly expert.

He is not afraid of science and technology because he knows science and technology. And, yes, he did more to foster the democratization of the Internet than anyone in public life anywhere. …

His film, An Inconvenient Truth … has bonded him to so many intelligent and activated citizens of all political persuasions and social strata that it may be the most brilliant campaign-launch in our time.

Let me tell you a few words about the question as to whether Al Gore has changed. Actually, to me he is essentially the same young man I met in a Harvard freshman seminar 41 years ago: inquisitive, respectful of learning and scholarship, emotionally connected, committed to his friends and family, incandescently smart, believing in an order of the universe he still genuinely refers to as God. …

(Excerpt) Read more at tnr.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; gore; gore2008; peretz
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I can understand why Peretz when he thinks about Gore these days, thinks about [Prime Choice] meat.

And I am jealous. Nobody has characterized me yet as "incandescently smart."

1 posted on 07/04/2006 11:10:41 AM PDT by Torie
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To: Torie
Ha Ha Ha!
2 posted on 07/04/2006 11:13:32 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Torie
After reading this 'article', man, I didn't think there was that much Kool-Aid in the whole world.
3 posted on 07/04/2006 11:13:43 AM PDT by SAJ (r)
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To: Torie

"The New Regurgitator"

ummm.. yeah right.

4 posted on 07/04/2006 11:13:47 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Torie
What about me? I'm one of the breck girls. I've got a chance. I even got the herpes soar excised from my lip, I hope my base doesn't get upset with that Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
5 posted on 07/04/2006 11:14:33 AM PDT by AdvisorB (Bomb Hamistan back to the Stone Age paleos celebrated the 911 atrocities, now its their turn to die.)
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To: Torie; Lil'freeper
I'm glad I did not eat yet because....

I am gonna PUKE!! 

6 posted on 07/04/2006 11:16:09 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper (..it takes some pretty serious yodeling to..filibuster from a five star ski resort in the Swiss Alps)
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To: Prime Choice

And here I thought a new picture was out....


7 posted on 07/04/2006 11:16:49 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Famous last words: "what does Ibtz mean?")
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To: Torie

How much of te-RAY-za's money is going to Peretz to write such dribble. Best laugh I've had today. Peretz doesn't remember that albore invented the internet too.


8 posted on 07/04/2006 11:17:32 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: thoughtomator; Prime Choice
And here I thought a new picture was out....

Exactly why I, too, clicked into this thread.

9 posted on 07/04/2006 11:19:22 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: Torie

Martin Peretz actually wrote this crap? I find it hard to believe that he actually wrote this piece. This is not a joke?


10 posted on 07/04/2006 11:20:28 AM PDT by abclily
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To: big'ol_freeper

"I'm glad I did not eat yet because....

I am gonna PUKE!! "

I think that's what the author meant when he said Gore was "The great reguritator".


11 posted on 07/04/2006 11:20:38 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Torie
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
12 posted on 07/04/2006 11:20:40 AM PDT by digger48
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To: thoughtomator

I was readng this thinking it was a big send-up of Gore - - then I realized THIS DUDE IS SERIOUS!

Goodness! People like this really exist???


13 posted on 07/04/2006 11:20:40 AM PDT by duckbutt ( If you let a smile be your umbrella, then most likely your butt will get soaking wet.)
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To: Torie

Theodorkic of Gore, Medieval Climate Scientist

Is it hot? Why that's Global Warming. Is it freezing cold? Why that's Global Warming too!

14 posted on 07/04/2006 11:21:15 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: Torie

Sorry, that URL was not formed correctly.



15 posted on 07/04/2006 11:21:33 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Torie
respectful of learning and scholarship,

Translation: holds the same beliefs as Marxist university professors.

16 posted on 07/04/2006 11:21:52 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Refute the Drive-By Media. Sí, Se Puede!)
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To: lilylangtree
Best laugh I've had today.

That is due to my "incandescently smart" editing. I worked hard at it. I was allowed to put up only 300 carefully chosen words. It was painful to have to delete some of them. There was just so much in the article that was "prime choice."

17 posted on 07/04/2006 11:21:58 AM PDT by Torie
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To: Bigh4u2
regurgitater
18 posted on 07/04/2006 11:22:09 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

The link is good. You have to register with the magazine to digest the entire cut. It is worth it.


19 posted on 07/04/2006 11:23:50 AM PDT by Torie
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To: Torie

1. The idiot can't carry his own state (providing we think that Tennessee is still his own state).

2. The idiot is a former Senator. As we've seen recently with Dole, Kerry, and AlGore, time in the Senate is deadly for POTUS ambitions. Clinton should've noted that before she carpetbagged. The only modern Senator who has become POTUS is Kennedy, and that win came courtesy Cook County Corruption, Inc. As a rule, you can rule out all Senators when it comes to POTUS ambitions.

3. The problem with dissenting opposition party bombthrowers (and AlGore is certainly one of those) is that people will be constantly reminded of the outragous things they've said.


20 posted on 07/04/2006 11:24:18 AM PDT by TWohlford
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To: duckbutt

The author is the owner of the magazine.


21 posted on 07/04/2006 11:24:29 AM PDT by Torie
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To: Torie
Here's to "incandescent" Al.

Oh, does it appear that bulb has burnt out. Big oopsie on me.

Hehehe

22 posted on 07/04/2006 11:24:46 AM PDT by A message
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To: Dilbert56
Is it hot? Why that's Global Warming. Is it freezing cold? Why that's Global Warming too! <.em>

Indeed. Just last week I was lectured on the Truth of global warming by a fellow employee. His proof: the ice in Antarctica is melting. When I pointed out that the ice in Antarctica is actually growing, he stated that that's the way global warming works, first it gets warmer, then it gets colder. He also stated that the movie The Day After Tomorrow was fact.

23 posted on 07/04/2006 11:24:52 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Refute the Drive-By Media. Sí, Se Puede!)
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To: abclily

How embarrassing for Martin, next he and Al will be caught in a bathhouse together.


24 posted on 07/04/2006 11:27:52 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Torie

...believing in an order of the universe he still genuinely refers to as God.

And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. What makes Algore tick. As a Pantheist, he worships a pagan god. When you remove the mask you have a New Age wacko.


25 posted on 07/04/2006 11:28:29 AM PDT by sasportas
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To: ErnBatavia; thoughtomator
Consolation picture...


26 posted on 07/04/2006 11:28:58 AM PDT by Prime Choice (Spaceship One never went into space. So shut up already. Sheesh.)
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To: jwalsh07

I think I have found your man, John. Your odyssey need not be a seemingly endless quest.


27 posted on 07/04/2006 11:29:07 AM PDT by Torie
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To: Prime Choice

And here I thought you signed up today just to use that screen name. :)


28 posted on 07/04/2006 11:30:12 AM PDT by Torie
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To: sasportas

That turn of phrase was a bit of a mouthful wasn't it?


29 posted on 07/04/2006 11:31:00 AM PDT by Torie
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To: Torie

Is it me or does the author not recognize that "incandescent" is an insult when directed at an environmentalist like Gore?

Surely he's "compact fluorescent".


30 posted on 07/04/2006 11:34:19 AM PDT by AmishDude (First Supreme Emperor of the NAU!)
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To: AmishDude
"Compactly fluorescently smart" just doesn't have the same je ne sais qua to it.
31 posted on 07/04/2006 11:36:19 AM PDT by Torie
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To: Torie

What I would most love to see before I shuffle off this mortal coil would be Connie Rice skillfully dismembering Algore in a presidential debate. Can you imagine the talking heads trying to tell us how intellectual Gore is?


32 posted on 07/04/2006 11:37:09 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Make them go home!!)
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To: Torie
I only clicked on the title because it said PRIME CHOICE.
Prime Choice is a great FReeper who does cartoons.
33 posted on 07/04/2006 11:37:50 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Dilbert56
Theodorkic of Gore, Medieval Climate Scientist

No doubt predicting a warming trend during the 14th-19th centuries.

34 posted on 07/04/2006 11:43:11 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Make them go home!!)
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To: Torie

I knew peretz and Algore were buddies, but this is ridiculous! Sounds like Algore wrote this and gave it to marty to publish under his signature.


35 posted on 07/04/2006 11:47:38 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: duckbutt

Peretz has been a Gore cheerleader for years. I think they're actually in love....


36 posted on 07/04/2006 11:56:29 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Jack Murtha? Not in my Marine Corps!)
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To: Torie
Proving once again, those who admire, believe and follow Algore - are literally insane...

Not figuratively, not perhaps - but LITERALLY and positively INSANE..

The nation could not possibly survive another President in the mold of an Algore, Kerry, Clinton, Carter, Biden or McCain.....

Semper Fi
37 posted on 07/04/2006 11:58:56 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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Algore's biggest asset is that Kerry and Hillary make him look good. Next to them he doesn't seem nearly so hollow, shrill and phony.


38 posted on 07/04/2006 12:06:18 PM PDT by D-fendr
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To: A message

You have me laughing with that one. Just like a haiku--short, sweet and full of meaning but you provided graphics. :)


39 posted on 07/04/2006 12:09:15 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Torie

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NUTS to a NUT..!!

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40 posted on 07/04/2006 12:10:44 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Torie

This is a joke, right???

Gore is as dumb as a brick when it comes to science. And his movie is not only propaganda and lies, but boring to boot!


41 posted on 07/04/2006 12:11:26 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: SAJ

I think this guy must have pulled a Monica or two on Big Al.


42 posted on 07/04/2006 12:14:02 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Torie


43 posted on 07/04/2006 12:18:14 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Torie
Let me tell you a few words about the question as to whether Al Gore has changed. Actually, to me he is essentially the same young man I met in a Harvard freshman seminar 41 years ago: inquisitive, respectful of learning and scholarship, emotionally connected, committed to his friends and family, incandescently smart,....


44 posted on 07/04/2006 12:20:32 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper
So the Gore/Lieberman bumper stickers plastered all over your vehicle were just a joke?

;-)


45 posted on 07/04/2006 12:39:31 PM PDT by sauropod (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." PJO)
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To: abclily

Peretz was one of Gore's teachers at Harvard. They have a relationship going back over thirty years. Peretz was one of Gore's early supporters for the presidency in '84 and '88 and '92. Pretez sees Gore as a stable supporter of Israel and as electable. Something Hitlery may not be.


46 posted on 07/04/2006 12:42:13 PM PDT by kjo
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To: clintonh8r

peretz wants tony snow's job.


47 posted on 07/04/2006 12:46:52 PM PDT by Donald Meaker (Brother, can you Paradigm?)
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To: Torie

What a maroon!


48 posted on 07/04/2006 12:48:33 PM PDT by toddlintown
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To: Donald Meaker

Most of the die hard Gore supporters thought nothing wrong with him when he campaigned in 2000. So what if he was arrogant and rude to Bush in the first debate? Most lefties felt exactly the same way.


49 posted on 07/04/2006 12:48:36 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: digger48; Torie

It's a hot day out, what could be more refreshing?

I actually think of Gore as a different cut of meat: Chopped Liver!!


50 posted on 07/04/2006 12:50:12 PM PDT by .cnI redruM (The last President from VA named George was good too! Allen in 2008!)
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