Skip to comments.Al Gore conspicuously absent at Democratic National Convention
Posted on 09/05/2012 1:30:26 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
CHARLOTTE, N.C. In 2008, Al Gore strode onto the stage at Denver's Invesco Field to a hero's welcome, throwing his support behind Barack Obama to take on the "global climate crisis."
When Obama takes the stage this week, Gore will be nowhere in sight.
He isn't coming to the Democratic National Convention but is spending the week in New York City, anchoring coverage of the event for his network Current TV.
While many Democrats in Charlotte were reluctant to talk about Gore for attribution, some said Gore's diminished profile and the environmental movement's more broadly is rooted in the mood of a country preoccupied with questions about the economy and jobs.
"Al Gore has proven incapable of developing policies that have broad political appeal, and the party is looking to others," said Paul Bledsoe, who was communications director for the White House Climate Change Task Force under President Bill Clinton and is now a senior adviser at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Carl Pope, who served as the executive director of the Sierra Club for almost 20 years, also sees the shift...
"Like all of us, I think, Gore is in the process of testing and figuring out what the best pathway forward is," Pope said. "He sees that the public arena is at the moment more critical than the political arena."
...Gore himself was coming off a year of triumphs, including his Nobel Peace Prize and the Oscar awarded to his global-warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth. And he assured voters Obama would take action on the issue that George W. Bush had neglected.
"We are facing a planetary emergency, which, if not solved, would exceed anything we've ever experienced in the history of humankind," Gore said. Obama, he promised, would offer "solutions for the climate crisis."....
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Al-baby-Gore is out chasing unicorns and pixies for the dust harvest, so that Obayma can sprinkle some on the economy!
Algore is busy looking into the sudden climate change forecast for Charlotte tomorrow.
Ummm, he won’t have any flexibility after November 6th.
Yeah, Gore’s probably at home working his chockra right about now, feeling all lonely and stuff.
He’s out collecting carbon credits for the poor.
He’s out back burning Frank Zappa and heavy metal records because of naughty words.
Al is getting his chakra adjusted again.
He’s having his chakra released by a Filipino tranny hooker.
Hey, it was a “funny” joke when the Onion said it was happening to GOP delegates in Tampa.
He's been a busy Bonehead since he started his new day job!
Prudhomme soon bore in: "So you didn't believe Juanita Broaddrick's claim."
Gore: "No, I didn't say that. I think I said I don't know how to evaluate that, and I didn't see, uh, the interview. Uh, but I must say something else to you about this....I think that, uh, I think that whatever mistakes he made in his personal life are in the minds of most Americans balanced against what he has done in his personal life as President."
The GoreWhore is feverishly working on something that will top the internet.
Not to worry. They will leave AN EMPTY SEAT for him as NOBODY WILL NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE ANYHOW.
Yeah, where is that CRAZED SEX POODLE?
Gore’s presence is unnecessary. The dire weather threats that have forced the relocation of Obama’s acceptance speech are proof positive that Gore was right all along: man-made global warming has made the weather worse, yada, yada, yada. I feel confident this is exactly how Gore assuages his disappointment at not being begged to deliver a speech this year.
“Ummm, he won’t have any flexibility after November 6th.”
If he loses the election we should fear the flexibility he will have between November 6 and inauguration day. Much damage can be done in 2 1/2 months by someone who will not be accountable for his actions. Consider an executive order declaring amnesty for all illegal immigrants. Would a President Romney reverse such an order even if it is unconstitutional?
And, you see it worked... Chew on that, Bill!
Maybe he got so fat he finally exploded.