Skip to comments.'Rock star' Al Gore takes center stage at Live Earth concert [Barf 'Al'ert!]
Posted on 07/05/2007 12:34:14 PM PDT by melt
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Al Gore's image as a rock-star eco-warrior gets another high-voltage jolt of celebrity endorsement Saturday when the music world gathers to raise awareness for global warming at Live Earth.
But despite a growing clamour for the beaten 2000 presidential election candidate to enter next year's race for the White House, the chances of Gore running for office again remain remote, analysts say.
Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever", Gore has consistently stated he has no interest in launching a 2008 election bid, while stopping short of unequivocally ruling himself out.
"I haven't ruled it out, but I don't think it's likely to happen," Gore said in a recent interview with Time Magazine.
Yet Gore's prominent involvement in events like Live Earth -- which will see over 150 stars perform in eight concerts around the world to urge governments to set climate change targets -- will inevitably breathe new life into calls for a 2008 White House bid.
However, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political scientist at the University of Southern California, said she doubted Gore would enter the running.
"I don't think at this point he's thinking about it," Jeffe said. "He's having so much fun where he is," she added, referring to Gore's new-found status as crusading environmental campaigner, as evidenced in his involvement with the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."
"His image problems have been waylaid by 'An Inconvenient Truth'," Jeffe said. "What you see in the film is what you get when you meet him -- an Al Gore who is charming, witty and does have some personality."
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Headline-wise, it's hard to tell which Al Gore will be taking center stage at "Live Earth"--- the one with rocks in his head, or the one who likes it "on-the-rocks"...
I feel sorry for young Al. Look who is father is. Gore the younger should be grateful that he didn’t kill anyone while driving under the influence.
If Live Earth does for Earth what Live Aid did for Africa, we’re all doomed.
25 years from now mention the name Al Gore and the likely response would be “Wasn’t he the guy that almost got the industrialized west to commit economic suicide before the Ice Age started?”
Livin’ hard, drivin’ fast, takin’ drugs...
Yeah, he sounds like a Rock Star...
Oh, wait a minute... I thought we were talking about Algore III
They should get the whole damn family up on stage and have them chase each other with butterfly nets.
Rush was going on about the electricity expended for the shows, the jets to take the “stars” to the venues, and the overall footprint these events will leave. Quelle hypocrisy!
Eco-hypocrite is more like it.
Raising awareness??? People are not aware that AlGore is concerned?
I wonder how much over-priced, sweatshop produced, throwaway junk they’ll be selling at these venues?
Hoisted on your own petard, huh? Shouldn’t have sold out.
The good news is that you know an issue is pretty much spent as a societal force when they start doing (Fill-In-The-Blank)AID concerts. Everybody goes out and has a good time, and they go back home and think it’s a good thing they solved that problem, whatever it was.
(Fill-In-The-Blank)AID is the second-to-last step before exhaustion of an issue. The final step before exhaustion, of course, is when John F’n Kerry makes it his Top Priority.
I’m going to have to make that a tag-line
I can't take it anymore . . . I'm going to hurl!
Live Earth Concerts Cause Global Warming!
What a surprise. This is all about him. He is trying to be “relevant” after the 2000 election was “stolen” from him when it was “his turn” to be President.
Apparently Albore, III has taken these kinds of articles too much to heart, for he thinks it’s time to “party like a rock star’s kid” while driving 100 mph and endangering innocent lives.
Nah, son. My dog Spiro Agnew came correct as a motha******, yo.