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Al Gore conspicuously absent at Democratic National Convention
St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 5, 2012 | Andrew Restuccia,

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.

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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."....

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algorejunior; barkingmoonbat; climatechange; crazedsexpoodle; dnc; globalwarming; goreloser; hidecrazyuncle; milliondollarmarxist; rapist; touchmychakra; waronwomen
Obama is just waiting for a 2nd term to pour it on - "have more flexibility."

Obama’s 2nd-term agenda: Global warming, immigration, taxes

1 posted on 09/05/2012 1:30:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Al-baby-Gore is out chasing unicorns and pixies for the dust harvest, so that Obayma can sprinkle some on the economy!


2 posted on 09/05/2012 1:33:36 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Algore is busy looking into the sudden climate change forecast for Charlotte tomorrow.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Dry rain in the forecast.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ummm, he won’t have any flexibility after November 6th.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 1:34:11 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, Gore’s probably at home working his chockra right about now, feeling all lonely and stuff.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 1:38:01 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

He’s out collecting carbon credits for the poor.


6 posted on 09/05/2012 1:39:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

He’s out back burning Frank Zappa and heavy metal records because of naughty words.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 1:51:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Al is getting his chakra adjusted again.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 2:07:50 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: a fool in paradise
Actually, I don't think his psychiatrist will give him a pass from the hospital yet.
9 posted on 09/05/2012 2:11:13 PM PDT by Bitsy
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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.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 2:13:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He's been a busy Bonehead since he started his new day job!

11 posted on 09/05/2012 2:17:45 PM PDT by Zakeet (10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Maybe there is another reason. After blasting Akin for his "legitimate rape" remarks, how can the Democrats invite a speaker who dismissed Clinton's alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick as "mistakes he made in his personal life".

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."

12 posted on 09/05/2012 2:18:59 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The GoreWhore is feverishly working on something that will top the internet.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by MS_Steve
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Not to worry. They will leave AN EMPTY SEAT for him as NOBODY WILL NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE ANYHOW.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 2:44:37 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, where is that CRAZED SEX POODLE?


15 posted on 09/05/2012 2:54:46 PM PDT by hummingbird (I CAN CU2!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A fake rainstorm was bad enough luck. An actual blizzard would really kill the party.


16 posted on 09/05/2012 2:56:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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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.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 3:04:35 PM PDT by DrC
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“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?


18 posted on 09/05/2012 3:24:41 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ..
Well, due to my deep religious convictions... and being about as Jewish as a white boy can be, I told everyone I was not going to show up in Charlott until they put God and Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel back in the platform--

And, you see it worked... Chew on that, Bill!

19 posted on 09/05/2012 3:50:10 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Maybe he got so fat he finally exploded.


20 posted on 09/05/2012 5:12:48 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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21 posted on 09/07/2012 12:59:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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