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Drafting Gore: There's Something In The Air
Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 7/23/06 | Mariel Garza, Columnist

Posted on 07/23/2006 11:56:22 AM PDT by Mark

A very suspicious (and perhaps a tad demented) person might see more than just evidence of global warming in this heat wave that's crisping up the country of late. Clearly, there's a mysterious scheme afoot to get Al Gore elected — or, re-elected if you like — as president of the United States in 2008.

Laugh if you like, but chew on this: Can it be mere coincidence that a “An Inconvenient Truth,” a movie about a PowerPoint presentation that consists of mostly scientific exposition, by a guy once so stiff he made John Kerry seem like a drag queen, is a big box-office hit, while the new film by the “Sixth Sense” guy is such a dud? Or that the hottest summer in recent memory is also the summer when gas prices rose to absurd heights and stayed there?

Is it at all possible that a rare confluence of such disparate factors — Al Gore as a movie star and best-selling author, record-breaking killer heat and a mad rush on hybrid cars before the ice caps melt and, whoops, there goes Florida — is anything but part of a vast left-wing conspiracy?

Well, all you naysayers, it turns out there is indeed such as scheme. It's just not very mysterious or secret. In fact, the loosely affiliated “Goristas” behind AlGore.org, the most organized grass-roots draft-Gore campaign so far, want people to know exactly what they are up to. And what they are up to is trying to convince the world and the man himself why 2008 is the year of the Gore.

For one thing, Gore couldn't have bought this kind of political timing with all of Warren Buffet's fortune.

“We're in the midst of the most brilliant campaign launch in history, even if he didn't mean it,” said Dylan Malone, chairman of AlGore.org, the Internet home of a growing group of “Gore to the Core” loyalists. Malone and his group are hoping to capitalize on Gore's current celebrity to build a vast grass-roots network of Gore supporters and raise money. So far, they have collected $10,000 in one month just through Internet donations, Malone said.

Malone first became a fan of Gore in 2000, when he and his wife appealed to the presidential candidate for help when their insurance company denied his severely disabled son, Ian, the care he needed. Gore took on the issue of Ian's plight as a core of his campaign and developed a friendly relationship with the Malones that continues to this day. When Ian died last year from the complication of his injury, the first consolation call that came in was from Gore, Malone said, even before the grandparents.

Malone and other Goristas (their own nickname for themselves) aren't the only ones who are starting to think that Gore has a real shot in 2008. Martin Peretz, editor of The New Republic magazine, last week penned an editorial saying that not only is Gore a good choice, but he is electable. Earlier, Washington Post columnist George Will wrote “the likelihood that Gore will seek the presidency is suggested not only by the logic of what he says but also by what he does not say.”

Officially, Gore isn't running for anything other than Savior of the World. His only campaign is against global warming and the emissions that cause it. So what if the main opponents of his climate change campaign are Republicans? Coincidence, surely.

“He's too good for presidential politics and too smart to run,” Malone said. “That's why we have to draft him.”

Malone tried unsuccessfully to draft Gore for the race in 2004. But he is convinced that Gore will see he's the only hope for the Democratic party this time. Malone's got a good point. Democrats don't have much to offer in the primary campaign. Hillary Clinton might make a good candidate at some point in the future when she won't be lambasted simply for being a tough woman. We might have come a long way, baby, but a country still seriously considering rolling back basic rights for women isn't ready for a woman in the Oval Office.

Nor do the likely Republican candidates look all that strong. Rudy Giuliani might have gotten national attention after Sept. 11, but he hasn't done much in the five years since. Sen. John McCain does have the valuable vet and moderate thing going for him, but what has he done to save the world lately? And Newt Gingrich may have reinvented himself, but he still has a hard-right conservative edge and weird hair.

The Democrats certainly couldn't do much better than the man who gets rock-star treatment on his book tour. His famous wooden persona has relaxed from years performing before a live audience. And his earnest wonkiness has suddenly become an asset in a country that's starting to realize it has a gasoline addiction that is extremely hazardous to its health.

Plus, he won once. He might be able to do it again.

Mariel Garza is a columnist and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. Write to her by e-mail at mariel.garza@dailynews.com.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
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Hot Air here?

a tad demented fits.

1 posted on 07/23/2006 11:56:24 AM PDT by Mark
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To: Mark
YES! Draft Gore 2008! I suggest we form a Free Republicans for Gore committee!
2 posted on 07/23/2006 11:58:37 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Democrat "Logic": Kill the innocent/save the guilty)
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To: Mark

"Can it be mere coincidence that a “An Inconvenient Truth,” a movie about a PowerPoint presentation that consists of mostly scientific exposition, by a guy once so stiff he made John Kerry seem like a drag queen, is a big box-office hit, "

Obviously the author is both an idiot and a shill for Gore. His "movie" has been a total BUST, and everyone knows it!!!


3 posted on 07/23/2006 11:59:49 AM PDT by Laserman
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To: Mark
“He's too good for presidential politics and too smart to run,” Malone said.

And you're dumb enough to think that.

Plus, he won once.

Hey, the Yankees scored more runs than the Diamondbacks in the 2000 World Series. I guess it doesn't matter that the rules say the Diamonbacks won the series because they won more games.

4 posted on 07/23/2006 12:01:08 PM PDT by dirtboy (Glad to see the ink was still working in Bush's veto pen, now that he wisely used it on this bill)
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To: Laserman

But but but the party faithful all went to see it on the opening weekend, comrade...


5 posted on 07/23/2006 12:01:13 PM PDT by weegee (Call Ted Kennedy's office and tell them you would've called 10 hours ago but couldn't get to a phone)
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To: Mark

Run, Al, run... Please run!


6 posted on 07/23/2006 12:01:44 PM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: Mark

"So far, they have collected $10,000 in one month just through Internet donations"

Oh my. Why, they'll have collected $1.2 million in ten years, and that's not even counting interest!


7 posted on 07/23/2006 12:01:49 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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This would be great! Hilary vs. Gore. They can beat each other up in the primaries. By the time that's done, either of them would be too bloodied to face off against the Republican nominee.
Hey, it's a theory.


8 posted on 07/23/2006 12:02:24 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: RegulatorCountry

George Soros is good for another $50million in aid.


9 posted on 07/23/2006 12:02:50 PM PDT by weegee (Call Ted Kennedy's office and tell them you would've called 10 hours ago but couldn't get to a phone)
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To: Mark

Hot air here in AZ too. It took Phoenix 74 years to break yesterdays record of 112. Just that alone tells me all I need to know about global warming. A lot of hot air indeed.


10 posted on 07/23/2006 12:04:01 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Mark

LOL.......hillary and algore in a fight to the death......wonder if skerry will enter for a three-way brawl?


11 posted on 07/23/2006 12:04:27 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Mark
a country that's starting to realize it has a gasoline addiction that is extremely hazardous to its health.

Which Gore - or any other politician - would do what about? Besides attack the suppliers and have us all paying even higher prices, plus rationing.

We don't have an "addiction" to oil any more than we have an addiction to electric power, water, food or air. It is the lifeblood of modern civilization. We can't go back. Without it, we will die in a very short time. We should be working to increase and secure the supply of oil, not indulging in fantasies about "alternative fuels". There are no such things. Petroleum is it, for the foreseeable future. That's the real Inconvenient Truth.

12 posted on 07/23/2006 12:04:29 PM PDT by Argus
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To: tioga

That would be even better!


13 posted on 07/23/2006 12:05:10 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: Mark
Drafting Gore: There's Something In The Air

Beano'll take care of that.

Plus, he won once. He might be able to do it again.

If 2000 counts as a Gore win, than Dubya ought to be able to run again in '08. Fair is fair.

14 posted on 07/23/2006 12:05:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (Al Gore: Proof positive that fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.)
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To: Mark

Where's that Algore pic where he's breathing fire ....


15 posted on 07/23/2006 12:05:41 PM PDT by FRONTLINER (McBride for Senate and Crist for Governor ! True Conservatives who can win in '06 !)
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To: Laserman
Obviously the author is both an idiot and a shill for Gore. His "movie" has been a total BUST, and everyone knows it!!!

In general, liberals tend to dismiss, ignore, or are unaware of, the obvious.

16 posted on 07/23/2006 12:07:11 PM PDT by Rocko (This just in: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is still dead.)
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To: Mark
Meanwhile, over at Hildabeaste for President campaign headquarters, all the campaign advisers are struggling to get up from the floor where they fell after reading this.

Gore and Hilda? Let the carnival begin!

17 posted on 07/23/2006 12:09:29 PM PDT by upchuck (Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.)
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To: Mark
There's Something In The Air

Hallucinogenic gas?

18 posted on 07/23/2006 12:10:07 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Laserman
"His "movie" has been a total BUST, and everyone knows it!!!"

It's a bust only if you don't follow instructions. You have to drink the Kool Aid before you see the movie, not after.

19 posted on 07/23/2006 12:10:11 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Mark

"Can it be mere coincidence that a “An Inconvenient Truth,” ...is a big box-office hit, while the new film by the “Sixth Sense” guy is such a dud?"

Why does this silly author pick "the lady in the water" to compare it to? Why not "Pirates of the Caribbean" which is breaking all records?


20 posted on 07/23/2006 12:10:21 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: Mark
"Plus, he won once. He might be able to do it again. "

I might have slept through that one, I guess....which "one" did he win?

21 posted on 07/23/2006 12:11:46 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: MNJohnnie
"YES! Draft Gore 2008! I suggest we form a Free Republicans for Gore"

I agree. Strange as it may seem the dumbocrats appear to be betting the farm on a run against George W. Bush in 2008 even though he is not going to be on the ballot. Al Gore is the one candidate that could probably lose that vote...again.

22 posted on 07/23/2006 12:13:17 PM PDT by trek
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To: traditional1

I guess the author means his win of the primary.


23 posted on 07/23/2006 12:13:48 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: Mark
There are unresolved questions from the Clinton/Gore years concerning the extent of Chinese Red Army payoffs to the administration. We know the Chinese got top secret military technology, most-favored nation trade status (Wal-Mart is headquartered in Arkansas), and leases to deactivated military facilities in the U.S. At the same time, they moved in the Panama Canal Zone. Clinton, Gore, Reid, Kerry and others received laundered campaign contributions from the Chicoms which they later had to return. What about Gore at the Buddhist Temple in California? Were there offshore bank accounts?
I think if either Gore or Hillary runs, the attack machine will have a lot of ammunition.
24 posted on 07/23/2006 12:15:58 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: Mark
Plus, he won once.

Clintoon won. Gore brought a few more fringe votes to the ticket...

~GCR~

25 posted on 07/23/2006 12:16:05 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("It's never too late to have a happy childhood" - unknown)
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To: Mark

Definitely! Run, Al, run! And DO keep talking! Keep making movies! Maybe put out a CD, too, where you sing your favorite songs, like the Union Label theme. You've already got the CD cover; just use the Rolling Stone cover from 2000 and maybe borrow from Mick and insert a real zipper along your airbrushed "package" there...


26 posted on 07/23/2006 12:17:19 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Mark
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Now they've dragged it back to civilization, and the RATs are trying to put some lipstick on this pig.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

27 posted on 07/23/2006 12:17:31 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
"So far, they have collected $10,000 in one month just through Internet donations"


Oh my. Why, they'll have collected $1.2 million in ten years, and that's not even counting interest!

Yeah. Just think.....
FR collected some $68,000.00 during the last FReepathon in about 15 days.
It's obvious we're no match for them.
LOL

28 posted on 07/23/2006 12:20:03 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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Gore's best chance of becoming president.

CLINTON'S REACTION TO IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS Original caption: Bill Clinton reaffirms his intention to remain president of the U.S.

29 posted on 07/23/2006 12:21:22 PM PDT by ILS21R
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To: Mark; Victoria Delsoul
“We're in the midst of the most brilliant campaign launch in history, even if he didn't mean it,” said Dylan Malone . . .

Uh, no. If Al Gore had any intention of running in 2008, the last thing he'd do is build his campaign around an issue that 95% of Americans don't give a damn about.

30 posted on 07/23/2006 12:21:29 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Mark
Gore is not going to run. He knows Hillery has the demo party nomination wrapped up.
31 posted on 07/23/2006 12:22:13 PM PDT by kempo
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To: Mark
there's a mysterious scheme afoot to get Al Gore elected — or, re-elected if you like

As far as I got. Will these moonbats never put 2000 behind them?
32 posted on 07/23/2006 12:22:31 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: Mark

No, not hot air.

For a while now, Algore has been the only Rat consistently building warm and fuzzies with the moonbat base. He fits the bill for the Rats on many, many levels, only one of which is he is a direct "hit," so to speak, on the biggest disappointment of their lives---the 2000 election.

Algore has a very good chance of being the Rat nominee and he will be a formidable primary opponent, on or off the ballot.

He is also the anti-Hillary that so many Rats are looking for. At the same time, he's the Ghost of Bubba Past.

From a Rat perspective, Algore is actually perfect.

From my perspective, it would be delicious to watch Algore stomp MRS BILL CLINTON and then get stomped himself by unnamed Republican.


33 posted on 07/23/2006 12:22:57 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: demkicker

Anything but Hillary


34 posted on 07/23/2006 12:24:55 PM PDT by isaac32
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To: Mr.Smorch

Is that a real New York mag issue? And, if so, what is the date?

I really do believe that ALgore is viewed as the Un-Hillary. And that's why many Rats think he's electable.


35 posted on 07/23/2006 12:25:49 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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37 posted on 07/23/2006 12:26:58 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: wouldntbprudent

Yes it is. I thought it was the July issue.


38 posted on 07/23/2006 12:27:00 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Actually, if he's building a campaign, he's doing it quite well at the moment. He doesn't have to reach middle America at the moment, he has to jazz up the Rat base and show them the love and make them BELIEVE.

He's doing that.

Watch Al run.


39 posted on 07/23/2006 12:27:24 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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Hmm, well that's a "see I told ya so" for wouldntbprudent here! :-) I'd been saying for years that Algore's strength in terms of becoming the nominee was that he is the un-Hillary (or, the anti-Hillary).

Verrrry interesting.


40 posted on 07/23/2006 12:29:13 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Mark

Methane


41 posted on 07/23/2006 12:37:22 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: johnny7

Methane--- or laughing gas.


42 posted on 07/23/2006 12:40:10 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: Laptop_Ron
This would be great! Hilary vs. Gore. They can beat each other up in the primaries.

Yes, indeed - and don't forget Kerry being in their as well. Very interesting scenario.

43 posted on 07/23/2006 12:43:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Laserman
the author is both an idiot and a shill for Gore. His "movie" has been a total BUST, and everyone knows it!!!

Thank you for that. I was wondering how I missed hearing about the attendance records!

44 posted on 07/23/2006 12:43:55 PM PDT by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: Mark

Somethings in the air alright!...I'ts Algore afoot with stinky feet!


45 posted on 07/23/2006 12:45:20 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mark

Did she just say that the Democrats can't do much better than Al Gore? Yes, yes she did... that's kinda sad on their part.


46 posted on 07/23/2006 12:45:33 PM PDT by Dustin Hawkins (Indicting ham sandwhiches since 2002)
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To: Mark
Gore could be in competition against Hillary's Vice President Barak Obama the new Dem wunderkind when angling for black votes.
Bill Clinton however has the last say and it's no to
Al Gore the guy he always made feel as undersized.
47 posted on 07/23/2006 12:46:24 PM PDT by hermgem (The same)
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To: Mark

Oh, I dunno. If he loses his gut and his attitude he might make a decent PFC. That'd be the only draft I'd see al-Gore successful in.


48 posted on 07/23/2006 12:49:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Mark
by a guy once so stiff he made John Kerry seem like a drag queen

I'm confused... John Kerry can seem like a drag queen all by himself, with nobody else's help. What's the author's point?

49 posted on 07/23/2006 1:00:13 PM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Mark

The Gorebots aren't smart enough to know that Gore is an unelectable dolt.


50 posted on 07/23/2006 1:00:57 PM PDT by Bullish ( The pig headed monkeys of Islam can kiss my grits!)
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