Skip to comments.Gore-Obama ‘08 — the GOP Nightmare Scenario
Posted on 03/08/2008 10:32:06 AM PST by jdm
This is the nightmare scenario that wakes me up at night. And its so easy to see it develop.
Hillary wins big in Penn and PR, while Obama continues to sweep up some smaller states. Neither is close to the majority number, but Hillary refuses to give in.
More and more polling begins to suggest as Pew does today that Obama will lose a significant number of blue collar Archie Bunker democrats that are currently supporting Hillary, but will vote for McCain before Obama. This will give McCain states like Ohio, Michigan, and Penn.
Superdelegate/party leaders will know that they cannot alienate African-American voters by stealing the nomination away from Obama that he seems to have won, so voting for Hillary when she is behind in vote total and elected delegates is not an option.
Above and beyond that, they really just dont want a rerun of the Billary Show in the WH.
Obama cannot put together an electoral map in November that produces a winning number.
Solution go to Obama and ask him to take the No. 2 slot with Al Gore as the nominee. Obama then releases his delegates to vote for Gore after the Superdelegates place his name in nomination.
Gore then wins the nomination on the first ballot, and the Billary vampire is slain.
The African-American voter is satisfied because Obama is satisfied to be No. 2 behind Gore while he waits his turn.
Gore holds on to the Archie Bunker democrats that are backing Hillary right now.
Gore rolls to a 52-48 win over McCain with 350 electoral votes, winning states like Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, NewHampshire, and maybe even Florida, while holding on to everything he and Kerry won before.
Was this article written in an attempt to win the “Most Unlikely Scnario” contest?
With surly Juan McCain as our candidate every scenario is a “nightmare” scenario.
No delegate in the world is going to vote for that dog with fleas.
Far more likely would be a hillary/obama ticket in any order.
So why not just have Gore be Obama’s running mate.
Look, no matter what McCain wins. And he will be perfectly fine.
Gore would not win Virginia. Gore is not nearly as liked by the general populace as he was in 2000 when he was the sitting Vice President.
And with major defections by previously gung-ho global warming scientists, his signature issue is looking crazier every day.
Interesting. Sadly, I can see Gore taking a big role in an Obama Administration.
We can thank the gods that, I believe, the law prohibits him from taking VP again.
Interesting scenario. Do you think that Gore would win those Archie Bunker types that Obama can’t win? I think Gore’s popularity right now is limited to uber-Dems and that’s about it.
But I could be wrong.
Just from a historical perspective...has there even been a candidate nominated to run for President who wasn’t running during the primaries?
This author has an overactive imagination, IMHO.
There is as much chance the Clinton’s are going to voluntarily let Gore run for president in place of Hillary, as I am going to fly to the moon tonight.
There’s a first time for everything.
This scenario is the most ridiculous idea I’ve ever seen...Gore isn’t interested nor wants to jump back into another political episode. Obama has strongly hinted that he will serve as no one’s VP...so I’m hoping we get back to reality here.
Puerto Ricans aren’t like Southwestern Hispanics. They will be way more open-minded about Obama and he’ll do fine there. He may not win, but he’ll get a lot of delegates. PA could be more of a blowout.
Mr. Gore wasn’t unbeatable in 2000, I don’t see where he suddenly is 8 years after.
Certainly, he could win if he were nominated, but he hasn’t shown any inclination to run this year. Last time he lost, he went straight to pot afterwards gaining a lot of weight and not shaving for a quite a few number of months. I just can’t see Gore running and risking a defeat, particularly as he recovered and has a sweet gig as the global warming guru and the fact that it looked like losing almost killed him when he was a younger man.
I doubt Archie Bunker will vote for Mr. Global Warming after this winter. Gore has been hiding since the snow started months ago. Meanwhile, Archie's back is sore from hours and hours of shoveling snow, dealing with broken snowblowers, and car damage from potholes.
However, Gore may come out of his cave in July, during a heat wave, to start his campaign...
John McCain may just be the first presidential candidate in the history of America, whose candidacy very well may hinge on his wisdom and inspiration, choosing a running mate.
This poster, would suggest (in order):
1) Duncan Hunter
2) Condoleezza Rice
3) Mitt Romney
Any of those three, would create a powerful, winning ticket.
This is nonsense. In 2000 McCain was hoping to tear Gore to shreds with all the lies that Gore had told. Now McCain would really rip him to shreds. We can only hope the Gore is somehow “appointed” the nominee!!