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The Stars Align: Al Gore, Democrat Nominee
MND ^ | January 27, 2007 | Doug Powers

Posted on 01/27/2007 8:26:51 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy

At this moment, there are three declared candidates who are considered “front-runners” for the Democrats’ nomination: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards. That rattling sound you hear are DNC nerves.

It isn’t looking good for Hillary. Though polls show her as the early favorite, Hillary is sitting on so many fences that eventually she’ll succumb to splinter-shock. Her past as a radical leftist is bound to be dug up time and time again and used in comparison to her more recent “softer” statements, and Hillary will be forced to do more dancing than Ginger Rogers standing on a downed power line. A tamer and more moderate (read: fake) Hillary Clinton is also bound to anger the Democrat base, and Hollywood is already beginning to shift their support away from Queen Cartpetbagger. Why? Hillary’s support of the war in Iraq and the softening of her position on abortion are only two reasons.

Hillary may well founder, which leaves us with the man in the on-deck circle, Barack Obama. With only two years’ national experience, Obama will ultimately be chewed up and spit out like a dog pill poorly hidden in a hunk of Fido’s cheese. Some say Obama smoking cigarettes and having the middle name “Hussein” will be a big deal, but these two facts will offset each other. How so? Engaging in the promotion of America’s biggest killer will give chills to liberals, but this will be balanced out by sharing a name with an innocent victim of George W. Bush who didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.

As for announced candidate number three, when voters hear “John Edwards,” he’ll be closely associated with John Kerry, and most Democrat primary voters will rightly think “been there, done that.” Clearing forest like a lumber company to build a home ( http://www.mensnewsdaily.com/2007/01/26/john-im-a-lumberjack-and-im-okay-edwards/ ) isn’t bound to go over well with the tree-huggers, either. Listening to one of the reasons that health care is so expensive complaining about the cost of health care may not add up for some of the more astute Democrat voters.

And then there’s the undeclared Al Gore, who remains a hero to the Democrat base. After all, Gore’s the only high-profile Democrat with experience at winning a presidential election, isn’t he? Gore’s winning of the overall popular vote but yet losing the White House continues to chap Dem behinds, and many would love to give Al another shot.

Couple that with the fact that Al may win an Academy Award this year, and Gore looks like the man to beat in ‘08. Gore’s global warming film “An inconvenient truth” got two Oscar nominations. In late February, the Gore-loving, global warming fearing Hollywood glitterati will jump in their three-mile-per-gallon limos and head for the red carpet, some after burning tens of thousands of gallons of jet fuel on their private planes, to back Gore in his quest to save the planet and root for the film to emerge victorious, not to mention urge him to run for president.

It’s been a long road back for Gore since his 2000 heart-break. Ever since, though, Gore’s been rebuilding himself via his environmental work. There’s are good reasons Gore often says that the most serious threat to the world isn’t terrorism, but rather global warming: Gore hasn’t made an Oscar nominated movie or written a book about terrorism.

There’s one way to tell if global warming is actually a greater threat than terrorism. If we start seeing Al Qaeda switching from car bombs and hijackings to aerosol hairspray and leaving an SUV running instead of blowing it up, then we’ll know.

The Democrat nomination is Al Gore’s for the taking. Sure, there will be questions, such as why global warming wasn’t such a big deal for the eight years Gore was actually in a position to do something about it, but this is but a minor point considering that the Democrats are nervous at having three “firsts” on their candidate list: A woman, a black man, and an ambulance chaser. If they ever all walk into a bar, there’s a hell of a joke there.

Al Gore offers the Democrats a way out. Gore is tested, high profile, loved by Hollywood, and he’s the only candidate who has experience winning a presidential election — or so they’ll tell us. He’s the “safest” bet at this point, and who else can be billed as most capable of actually saving the planet? I predict not only do the Democrat suits convince Gore to run, but that they even convince him to wear a cape on the campaign trail.

The stars are aligned perfectly for Al Gore to get the nomination.


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1 posted on 01/27/2007 8:26:52 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
Gore is boring and a sore loser. I can't believe they would run him again.
2 posted on 01/27/2007 8:28:06 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (We are going to win!))
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To: bnelson44

He'll get an academy award....and be all shiny and new!


3 posted on 01/27/2007 8:28:58 PM PST by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

If we're stuck with a Democrat in 2008, better Gore than Hillary.


4 posted on 01/27/2007 8:31:19 PM PST by gonewt
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Richardson for the Dems is looking like a dark horse.


5 posted on 01/27/2007 8:32:56 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Forgot your tagline? Click here to have it resent!)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

His daddy always promised he'd be president. He's entitled.


7 posted on 01/27/2007 8:34:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bnelson44
Gore is boring and a sore loser. I can't believe they would run him again.

If you're a liberal, history began this morning. And you can rewrite it however it suits you.

It's conceivable that the Democrats could convince themselves to back Franklin Delano Roosevelt for a fifth term.

8 posted on 01/27/2007 8:35:57 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: gonewt
better Gore than Hillary.

Like firing squad is better than lethal injection.

9 posted on 01/27/2007 8:36:02 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

I wouldn't be surprised if Gore announces his presidential run during his Oscar acceptance speech..


10 posted on 01/27/2007 8:40:16 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: bnelson44

Nixon's stars/planets are lining up for Gore:

Nixon: Twice VP, defeated for the presidency, sat out two terms then was elected President.

Gore: Twice VP, defeated for the presidency, sat out two terms....


11 posted on 01/27/2007 8:42:09 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
If you look at credentials and qualifications, Edwards and Obama don't have any and Hillary is not much better. Gore, with eight years as VP, and Bill Richardson--Congress, energy secretary, ambassador, governor--make more sense. Also, Democrats worship celebrities and Gore has become one.
12 posted on 01/27/2007 8:42:09 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
Ain't gonna happen.

Gore's biggest problem is that he's gone too far out on a limb on the issue of global warming -- which most people really don't give a flying sh!t about at all.

If you have presidential aspirations, at least make up a bunch of lies about an issue that concerns people.

13 posted on 01/27/2007 8:42:13 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: All

Correct me if I am wrong but did'nt Edwards earn his fortune on a junk science lawsuit that has since been disproven?



14 posted on 01/27/2007 8:43:03 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Amusing article. I also suspect Clinton, Obama and Edwards will all fall short over the next year. Someone like Gore or Richardson looks pretty good compared to those three - relatively speaking.


15 posted on 01/27/2007 8:48:50 PM PST by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Most people may not really give a flying sh!t about global warming, but Gore does not need 'most people' to win the nomination. What he needs is liberal moonbat Dem primary voters and they certainly do give a flying sh!t about that.


16 posted on 01/27/2007 8:49:53 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: bnelson44

Al Gore's nomination as the Democrat candidate for President would be God's gift to Republicans.

Let's consider: who could he beat?

Mitt Romney? Nope
John McCain? Probably not
Rudy Guiliani? He's a nightmare candidate for the Republican conservative wing and would probably lose 20% of the Republican base in the general election. But he might pick up that many from the independent and Democrat side.
I can't see him losing either.

So, can anyone tell me how he could win? Only if the Iraq war goes from the current success to a disaster. What is more likely is we make headway against Iranian influence and knock them out by 2008.


17 posted on 01/27/2007 8:50:12 PM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (Here's an experiment for God's existence: Ask Him to contact you.)
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To: AntiGuv

Liberal moonbat Dem primary voters couldn't even propel Howard Dean to victory over a Frankenstein-looking goofball in 2004.


18 posted on 01/27/2007 8:51:17 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
The stars are aligned perfectly for Al Gore to get the nomination...Then again, the 'rats could do nationally what they did in Connecticut when their energized rabid leftwing antiwar-antiAmerica core turned out to nominate someone to their liking like Edwards, but someone so far out of the mainstream that he never had a chance against more rational and realistic candidates......
19 posted on 01/27/2007 8:51:38 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Maybe a little liposuction, some green pants and a lumberjack shirt?


20 posted on 01/27/2007 8:52:05 PM PST by bannie
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Looks like Soros is losing faith that Hillary can do it.


21 posted on 01/27/2007 8:52:17 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Alberta's Child

Dean hardly had a monopoly on liberal moonbats, which is of course why he lost. In 2004 the virtually sole criteria of liberal moonbats was 'electability' and that's how Kerry ultimately won the nomination. Of course, Kerry was unelectable anyhow, but he was probably less unelectable than any of the others.


22 posted on 01/27/2007 8:53:57 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: volunbeer

Yes. The medical argument Edwards used to win many medical malpractice lawsuits was later disproved. This was after Edwards and his ilk helped push malpractice premiums so high many oby/gyn's changed specialties and others insisted on performing cesareans rather than risk a lawsuit if the delivery went bad. Here's a link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1061376/posts


23 posted on 01/27/2007 8:56:51 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Thanks. Reading it now.

It would be ironic if they exchanged one sham for another (Gore).

As a native Tennessean I am sicked everytime I see him.


24 posted on 01/27/2007 9:00:38 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: AntiGuv
Dean was the darling of left-wing moonbats in 2004. What sank his campaign wasn't so much his "unelectibility," but the general feeling among party leaders that his main issue -- his strong anti-war stance -- got tossed aside as a major campaign issue in late December of 2003 when Saddam Hussein was dragged out of that hole in the ground in Iraq.

Dean was put up as the "anti-war" candidate, while Edwards was the "economic malaise" candidate. Both of them turned in abysmal performances during the primary season because neither of these issues got much traction with the voters. Kerry was the only one left who could mount any kind of serious campaign because he had taken so many different positions on both sides of issues that he could twist himself into whatever shape he needed to be.

25 posted on 01/27/2007 9:02:48 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
There’s one way to tell if global warming is actually a greater threat than terrorism. If we start seeing Al Qaeda switching from car bombs and hijackings to aerosol hairspray and leaving an SUV running instead of blowing it up, then we’ll know.

This is the money shot. Beautiful.

26 posted on 01/27/2007 9:06:05 PM PST by Fairview
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To: AntiGuv
Picture Algore on stage in his tux, pumping that statue in the air. The applause, the cameras rolling, the whole world watching. The fawning celebs will be screaming, Run Al!, Run Al! Miss Pantsuit had better make some calls to the Oscar panel to make sure that doesn't happen.

Seriously, even if we know that this global warming hype is all nonsense, the average Joe buys right into it. Whenever it's too hot or too cold, you always hear someone mumbling about the crazy weather, "must be that global warming."
27 posted on 01/27/2007 9:11:57 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Jack Bauer wears Dick Cheney pajamas." - tiredoflaundry)
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To: Alberta's Child
To my recollection, Dean did not have majority support in those online 'netroots' polls at DKos, DU, etc. By contrast, Gore is polling at 68% on DKos.
28 posted on 01/27/2007 9:12:39 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: Alberta's Child

PS. And you seem to have forgotten that Clark is entirely a product of the '04 liberal moonbats who were looking for a more 'electable' alternative to Dean.


29 posted on 01/27/2007 9:14:02 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Well I for one think algore should be their guy. After all, we Freepers would be sending snail mail if algore didn't invent the internet!


30 posted on 01/27/2007 9:15:37 PM PST by Ritemind (Sufrage was not the beginning of man's suffering, it was a beta test in eden long ago.)
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To: bnelson44

Oddly enough, when looking at DU polls the other day he beat out everyone .. Hillary and Obama.

I was shocked.


31 posted on 01/27/2007 9:16:15 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: Alberta's Child
And here's a more recent DKos poll with Gore at 58%.
32 posted on 01/27/2007 9:17:26 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: volunbeer
Gore personally helped me with a governmental problem one time when he was a senator. I sent him a campaign contribution and met him once briefly. Even democrats who are friends of mine around here have been disappointed in Gore and believe he went off the deep end. His endorsing Howard Dean in 2004 at the expense of Gore's 2000 running mate, Joe Lieberman, disturbed many people who thought they knew him. His traveling "global warming" circus has not gained much traction in Tennessee.
33 posted on 01/27/2007 9:17:56 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

In this day and age no one as obese as Gore would ever be elected President.

For goodness sake, you can hear him wheezing when he speaks.


34 posted on 01/27/2007 9:20:20 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Alberta's Child
And here's a recent DU Poll. Gore has 61% support in that poll and another 11% say they would switch from their current candidate if Gore announces his candidacy. Dean never had anything approaching those levels of moonbat support.
35 posted on 01/27/2007 9:21:18 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I met him and my sister did an internship in college with his office.

I have never been impressed with him. Like most in congress he has an excellent staff when it comes to dealing with problems from constituents. I know firsthand that very few of the complaints even reach the congressman or senator before being dealt with by the staff.

I don't know if that fits your problem or not and I am glad you got it resolved.

Gore does not and has not represented the values of Tennessee for a long time.


36 posted on 01/27/2007 9:22:06 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: AntiGuv
For one thing, I don't have any faith in online polls (seeing how Freepers can vote just as easily as anyone else!).

Also, I can't imagine how the Democratic Party would ever allow a guy who couldn't carry his home state to win the nomination. Look how quickly Joe Lieberman fell out of favor with the party after 2000 . . . he was putting up Sharpton/Kucinich-type numbers in 2004 before he called it quits.

37 posted on 01/27/2007 9:22:27 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Alberta's Child
Another DU Poll from Jan 23 with Gore at 67% support.

Fine, don't have faith in them. 20 minutes on any of the moonbat sites will make it patently obvious that Gore has far and away the most support and far more than Dean had in 2004.

38 posted on 01/27/2007 9:24:40 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: AntiGuv

Does he even have any kind of financial support at this point?


39 posted on 01/27/2007 9:30:38 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
I can already see their bumper sticker:

Reelect Gore!
40 posted on 01/27/2007 9:31:09 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Boycott all Leftist Media, ignore them and they will go away...)
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To: Alberta's Child

Howard Dean raised $60 million on the Internet so I doubt Gore would have much problem with that, and that's not counting all the Silicon Valley fundraisers that he has ties with via his Apple and Google positions or his Hollywood support or what he would retain from his 2000 network.


41 posted on 01/27/2007 9:55:16 PM PST by AntiGuv ("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
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To: Egon

Entertaining article.


42 posted on 01/27/2007 10:04:16 PM PST by RhoTheta
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

bttt


43 posted on 01/27/2007 10:26:22 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Too bad these leftist advocates for abortion didn't practice what they preach on themselves.)
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To: volunbeer
You're right. Sen. Albert Gore Sr. was turned out of office by Tennesseans because he shifted to the left. This lesson was not lost on junior who was able to play the moderate most of his political life. After 2000 his true colors came out.

One explanation for Gore losing Tennessee in 2000 was that he took the state for granted and did not spend much time or money campaigning here. I think the greater factor was a political shift of the electorate that began in the '60's and was almost complete by 2000. This was the transition of conservative "Dixiecrat" Democrats into Republicans. This happened at a slower pace here than in other southern states. I live 12 miles from a TVA dam FDR built in the 1930's and that project, and other New Deal programs, made voters beholden for decades.
44 posted on 01/27/2007 10:37:55 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: goodnesswins

And when he loses miserably; it will surely be due to election fraud...

Do I really need a SARC Alert?


45 posted on 01/27/2007 10:40:09 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: gonewt
If we're stuck with a Democrat in 2008, better Gore than Hillary.

True. He's too dumb to cause too much damage. Besides, we'll have more fun beating him up.

46 posted on 01/27/2007 11:54:08 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: AntiGuv
What he needs is liberal moonbat Dem primary voters...


47 posted on 01/27/2007 11:57:13 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Alberta's Child
Liberal moonbat Dem primary voters couldn't even propel Howard Dean to victory over a Frankenstein-looking goofball in 2004.


48 posted on 01/27/2007 11:59:41 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

It sure would be fun to watch Gore and Hillary duke it out, likely to be one of the nastiest nomination battles ever.


49 posted on 01/28/2007 12:00:13 AM PST by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

We can hope :-)


50 posted on 01/28/2007 12:00:50 AM PST by Sunsong
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