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Steve Jobs proposes Al Gore for president
Mac World UK ^ | May 23, 2007 | Jonny Evans, Macworld

Posted on 05/23/2007 3:08:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Apple board member and former US vice president Al Gore would win the presidency if he ran for election, says Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

"If he ran, there's no question in my mind that he would be elected," Jobs told Time Magazine. "But I think there's a question in his mind, perhaps because the pain of the last election runs a lot deeper than he lets most of us see."

The report explains the background Gore's strenuous campaigning to persuade people to address the growing threat of climate-change caused environmental collapse.

"We have dug ourselves into a 20-foot hole, and we need somebody who knows how to build a ladder. Al's the guy," Jobs also told Newsweek. "Like many others, I have tried my best to convince him. So far, no luck."

Gore is known to be the Silicon Valley favourite for running for president on the Democratic ticket. Other Democratic hopefuls, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama don't seem to have captured the level of support among America's tech-industry elite.

Gore almost succeeded in becoming president in the past. In a contentious election in 2000 he won the popular vote but lost the election, ushering in the era of George Bush.

The man puts his money where his mouth is: profits from his film, An Inconvenient Truth to the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Despite popular support, Gore maintains he has no plans to run for president.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; Technical; US: California; US: Tennessee; United Kingdom
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Oh, yes, please convince him to run, Steve!! LOL The "pain of the last election.."? OMG, they're still not over 2000!!!!
1 posted on 05/23/2007 3:08:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Steve Jobs proposes Al Gore for president and then proposes marriage.
2 posted on 05/23/2007 3:08:57 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Why are protectionists (and goldbugs) so bad at math?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please PLEASE run Mr. Gore!


3 posted on 05/23/2007 3:09:11 PM PDT by The Blitherer ("What the devil is keeping the Yanks?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jobs is an idiot. Al Gore becoming POTUS would completely scres his company and its share holders.

Oh wait, Jobs plays it footloose and free with his shareholders...

nevermind


4 posted on 05/23/2007 3:10:10 PM PDT by misterrob (Yankees Suck!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I propose that Steve Jobs kiss my ass.
Experience not required. However sincerity and intensity in the bussing is an important factor.


5 posted on 05/23/2007 3:11:04 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! REPUBLICANS: Bewildered.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Steve Jobs must want a Republican to stay in the White House. Why else would he endorse Al Gore?

The man is a genius.

6 posted on 05/23/2007 3:12:30 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 74 days away from outliving Curt Hennig (whoever he is))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al should run on the platform that the threat of a 20 foot increase in the global sea level in the next hundred years requires that we destroy the US economy immediately. Good luck with that.


7 posted on 05/23/2007 3:13:05 PM PDT by Argus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t that a coincidence. So did Bill Gates.

Jobs was doing alright with opposing the NEA and supporting homeschooling. Now he’s helping the Republican Party by advocating AlGore for the Democrat nomination. ;-)


8 posted on 05/23/2007 3:14:58 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.--has been))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Edwards would do better than Gore against just about any opposition scenario. (Still lose against one of our better conservative options, though).


9 posted on 05/23/2007 3:17:18 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney (...and another "Constitution-bot"))
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To: misterrob
"Al Gore becoming POTUS would completely scres his company and its share holders."

...being scresed. I hate it when that happens.
10 posted on 05/23/2007 3:17:22 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.--has been))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, remember that Steve-o is half-Syrian. Hmm...


11 posted on 05/23/2007 3:17:42 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, looks like Jobs is dropping acid again. And I thought he gave that crap up, oh well.


12 posted on 05/23/2007 3:18:13 PM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: Swordmaker

Ping


13 posted on 05/23/2007 3:18:26 PM PDT by IslandJeff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 05/23/2007 3:19:48 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Put illegal immigrants on ICE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ROFLOL!!!!

It never ceases to amaze me the idiocy of purportedly "smart" people....

15 posted on 05/23/2007 3:20:13 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. - Will Rodgers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Oh, yes, please convince him to run, Steve!! LOL The "pain of the last election.."?"

Here's a cure for electile disfunction. ...and jet lag, too!

Hamsters flying high on Viagra [and recovering faster from jet lag.]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1838272/posts


16 posted on 05/23/2007 3:20:24 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.--has been))
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To: misterrob
Jobs is an idiot.

When Mr. Jobs took over Apple, its share price (adjusted for splits) was in the neighborhood of $3. Today it is at $113. I don't agree with Jobs on most political issues, but the man is no idiot.

17 posted on 05/23/2007 3:23:50 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...The man [AlGore] puts his money where his mouth is: profits from his film, An Inconvenient Truth to the Alliance for Climate Protection..."

Guess who the chairman of the board is the Alliance for Climate protection is. You guessed it!! Al Gore

http://www.allianceforclimateprotection.org/about/board
18 posted on 05/23/2007 3:27:57 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The real news is that media declarations that the Democrats are “excited” about their candidates were premature.

The “popular support” for an Al Gore candidacy is proof that Hillary, Obama, and Edwards aren’t firing up their base any more than Rudy, McCain, and Romney are firing up ours.


19 posted on 05/23/2007 3:28:06 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country. Thompson/Franks '08)
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To: Islander7
The same is true of Generation Investment Management, the firm from which he purchases “carbon offsets”.


Expect the Chairman of both to be listed as "Art Vandalay" in the near future.

20 posted on 05/23/2007 3:35:24 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country. Thompson/Franks '08)
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To: Alter Kaker

Sorry but backing Al Whore shows that he is....


21 posted on 05/23/2007 3:41:53 PM PDT by misterrob (Yankees Suck!)
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To: misterrob
Sorry but backing Al Whore shows that he is....

When you create $97 billion in shareholder value, you can call Jobs an idiot. Until then, it's just his politics that are screwed up.

22 posted on 05/23/2007 3:47:26 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Gore loser is a bitter man and a dangerous fool.


23 posted on 05/23/2007 3:48:32 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: weegee; Alter Kaker

Dem ticket 2008: Gore & Obama.


24 posted on 05/23/2007 3:50:49 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Crazies to my left. Wimps to my right. BTW, Muslims ain't "Immigrants." They's Colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah.
Goreon’s campaign slogan could be “An Inconvenient Goof...Vote Gore in 08!”
Or,perhaps, “I speak Tree-Vote For Me!”
The possibilities are endless.


25 posted on 05/23/2007 3:52:44 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee ( Hillary...WHO?....Save theObama Fo'Yo' momma!.........RUNFREDRUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al needs to run as the Green party nominee.


26 posted on 05/23/2007 3:52:56 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Alter Kaker

I believe you meant to say his politics are “scresed up”.


27 posted on 05/23/2007 3:53:53 PM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: reagan_fanatic

LOLOLOL!!! Love it!!!


28 posted on 05/23/2007 3:54:26 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee ( Hillary...WHO?....Save theObama Fo'Yo' momma!.........RUNFREDRUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Alter Kaker

Bill Gates didn’t understand or forsee the need for powerful home computers yet he’s seen microsoft climb too.

Hillary was “smart” enough to turn $1,000 into $100,000 and Terry McAwful turned $100,000 into $17,000,000.

Does this mean we should elect Hillary because she’s smart and surrounded by smart people?


29 posted on 05/23/2007 3:55:14 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Moonman62

Gore might swing enough of the vote to see that the Green/Reds get matching campaign funds in future elections.


30 posted on 05/23/2007 3:57:19 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jobs is a genius when it comes to business and technology.

Otherwise..........he’s a drooling idiot.


31 posted on 05/23/2007 3:59:09 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh, yes, please convince him to run, Steve!!

Don't worry. He's running. But he may have a problem, as "Climate change" hysteria appears to have peaked, and the rational skeptics are gaining ground now. He may have his hobby horse shot out from under him.

Wouldn't that be a tragedy for the Gorester.

32 posted on 05/23/2007 3:59:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Apple board member and former US vice president Al Gore would win the presidency if he ran for election, says Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Shut up and make me a MacBook.
33 posted on 05/23/2007 3:59:51 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: weegee
Bill Gates didn’t understand or forsee the need for powerful home computers yet he’s seen microsoft climb too.

Like Steve Jobs, Gates has made mistakes. But also like Jobs, I wouldn't call him an idiot.

Hillary was “smart” enough to turn $1,000 into $100,000 and Terry McAwful turned $100,000 into $17,000,000.

Hillary and McAuliffe are smart too.

Does this mean we should elect Hillary because she’s smart and surrounded by smart people?

No. Nor am I sure why you think that's what I was saying.

34 posted on 05/23/2007 4:00:35 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Moonman62
Al needs to run as the Green party nominee.

Because after Ralph Nader, you think Al Gore is a fan of the Green Party? Color me skeptical.

35 posted on 05/23/2007 4:02:02 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker
He wants a guy to run for President that would support economic ruination of this country.

But, by your logic that means that Soros should be exalted as well.

36 posted on 05/23/2007 4:02:53 PM PDT by misterrob (Yankees Suck!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With a name like Jobs, you’d think he’d be Clinton all the way.


37 posted on 05/23/2007 4:05:36 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Alter Kaker
I don't agree with Jobs on most political issues, but the man is no idiot.

If Gore gets elected, I won't be able to buy the new Santa Rosa-based MacBook Pro I've been lusting after. It's going to be illegal to buy laptops that run on electricity.

38 posted on 05/23/2007 4:06:01 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: The Blitherer
You really mean, Al Gore please run and on the Green Party Ticket, and yes, all Freepers should give generously to the campaign!

Oops, it wont happen now, the zot cat is out of the bag!

39 posted on 05/23/2007 4:06:01 PM PDT by agincourt1415 (Fred Thompson in 08, start printing the Bumper Stickers!)
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To: familyop
Jobs was doing alright with opposing the NEA and supporting homeschooling

Jobs lost it on the "education establishment" because he found out just how goofy they were through intimate involvement with PowerSchool - a company that was bought and then sold (probably for a loss) by Apple.

Just my guess ;-)

40 posted on 05/23/2007 4:06:09 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steve, how about an usPod, usPhone, etc., instead of a bunch of I, I, I products that promote self centered and shortsighted behavior.


41 posted on 05/23/2007 4:12:56 PM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Christ's Kingdom on Earth is the answer. What is your question?)
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To: misterrob
He wants a guy to run for President that would support economic ruination of this country. But, by your logic that means that Soros should be exalted as well.

I'm not exalting anybody. I'm disputing your spurious claim that Jobs in an idiot. There are lots of smart people with whom I disagree and/or dislike. For the record, Soros isn't an idiot either.

42 posted on 05/23/2007 4:13:24 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bought a new laptop yesterday a MacBook! I hate to give Mr. Jobs any more money—but from what I can learn, none of the other makers are conservatives/Republicans, either. I absolutely love all my Macs!


43 posted on 05/23/2007 4:27:13 PM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Alter Kaker

I think the reason why everyone is dogging you is because you’re being silly about the “idiot” comment. It wasn’t said literally, as in “Steve Jobs has an IQ lower than 70.” Rather, it was a simile, like “What an ass” (doesn’t make one buttocks or a donkey) or “You’re a pig!” (said to Clinton, but he is still unfortunately a human).


44 posted on 05/23/2007 4:35:03 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alter Kaker
When Mr. Jobs took over Apple, its share price (adjusted for splits) was in the neighborhood of $3. Today it is at $113. I don't agree with Jobs on most political issues, but the man is no idiot.

you really ought to do your homework, Mr. Soros.

45 posted on 05/23/2007 4:39:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Thank you St. Jude.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Jobs may be a political idiot, but he makes a great computer.


46 posted on 05/23/2007 4:42:04 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: basil
I bought a new laptop yesterday a MacBook! I hate to give Mr. Jobs any more money—but from what I can learn, none of the other makers are conservatives/Republicans, either. I absolutely love all my Macs!

Buying what, in your judgment, is the best product, regardless of the personal preferences of its maker, is sort of what the free market is all about.

47 posted on 05/23/2007 4:42:56 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Thank you St. Jude.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Steve Jobs proposes Al Gore for president

Steve Jpbs, I think you misunderstood.

When Gore said he liked the Mac,
Big Al was thinking about eating it!

48 posted on 05/23/2007 4:49:09 PM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken)
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To: the invisib1e hand

And then again, if he decides NOT to buy a product due to the political preferences of the maker, that is free market also!


49 posted on 05/23/2007 4:52:05 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uhhhh, Steve, the last election was 2004. Get with it.

Maybe he just wants to get algore the heck out of the boardroom because he’s bugging him.


50 posted on 05/23/2007 4:56:21 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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