Skip to comments.PERRY: WHY I SUPPORTED AL GORE...
Posted on 08/15/2011 8:09:32 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
In an interview with an Iowa radio station on Monday, the Republican presidential contender explained his role as the Gore campaigns Texas chairman by saying that this was Al Gore before he invented the Internet and got to be Mr. Global Warming.
But in fact, global warming was already a significant theme for Gore in 1987 and 1988 long before his activism led to several books, a Nobel Prize and a part in an Academy Award-winning film. It was also well before the right gave him the "Mr. Ozone" nickname and talk radio heaped endless mockery on the future vice president.
I don’t trust either of these two clowns.
Perry seeems to be getting exposed for what he really is....
I admit I’m confused. There was a time known as “before Gore was a scumbag”? As far as I can tell Armand’s little protege has always been a weasel - which makes me leery of Perry’s support for him.
I don’t trust Perry either , all that big establishment money lining up behind him should tell us all we need to know.
Yep... This can’t be explained.
So far his candidacy sounds like the Rick Perry apology tour.
This is a load of crap. Perry doesn’t answer the question. Why indeed did he think that Gore was so great in ‘88 that he chaired Texas for him? They didn’t ask what Gore was not, but rather what he DID represent back then that interested Perry. I can’t shake the feeling that Perry is a fraud. I hope that I’m wrong. Bob
The more I read about him, the more I know I was right in saying I will not support him.
There was no “Good Gore” who morphed into “Bad Gore”.
Gore has always been Gore.
I have a feeling more apology’s are coming.
Algore was a fairly conventional southern Democrat once upon a time, fairly conservative. He was against abortion, for instance.
We remember “crazy al”, Perry...sell it somewhere else. Tell your masters, the GOP elite machine and the socialist rats it ain’t working...
It was also the old Al Gore the NRA member and supporter.
Once he became VP though, all bets were off and he is now as far left as possible now.
I do have some concerns about some of Perry's other issues, but this one is a non-starter as far as I personally am concerned.
Hmmm GoCards, would it be rude to say, “I told you so” :)
Sorry for the Perry fans....But in my eyes this guy is DONE! Bauchman or Cain all the way......
Tell us about this please. Was Gore an underling of Armand HAMMER? That Perry would support such a guy (if I am reading you right) is reprehensible. Bob
I used to think that Gore was a fairly moderate/conservative Democrat. From the south and all, at least he talked a decent game. I totally agree that Gore transformed into this caricature over the last 10 years or so... As for Perry, dunno still, I am skeptical, but still evaluating.
Well alrighty then.
This isn’t a joke is it?
If true, Perry is toast when this gets around.
“Algore was a fairly conventional southern Democrat once upon a time, fairly conservative. He was against abortion, for instance.”
Yea, that was how I remember him too, back then. But, apparently, he started slipping into liberal-land, even back then. I agree with others, Perry does have some explaining to do here...being that he chaired Gore’s 1988 Texas campaign.
Give the man a break. Those of us who actually know about the internet and “global warming”...now “climate change”...had accurately tagged Gore as a fat idiot long ago. (After all, he was a senator.)
As for Perry, one cannot expect poorly educated government-critters to be up on things at that early stage - since the “scientists” perping this lie had not yet been exposed as math hacks.
As for you MSM clowns, the general public knows you for the scientific cretins that you’ve always been. You are the fools...as was, as is now, and as always will be.
Shove it up your smelly Obamas.
all anyone needs to know about Gore , just look up Albert Gore Sr.
Perry knew this too and has that famous finger in the wind of white lies
There was a time when I voted for Jimmy Carter, too....such a long time ago. With age comes wisdom.
Yep. Al Gore was conservative until he had to change his politics to run with the then seen Conservative “The era of big government is ober” Bill Clinton. Also a so called conservative Democrat. Ole Bill never did push any State gun control on Arkansas but boy oh boy he played the politics of the left and become the most anti-2nd amendment President EVER. You guys are too young or just forget how politics really really sucks.
He and Tipper were the poster children for censorship with that PMRC crap.
Out of curiosity I looked up some profiles in this thread and surprise...Most in favor of Palin. Even though her position on Global warming or ‘climate change” is shall we say....more “nuanced” then perry’s. This is actually an issue he beats all the candidates on.
Gore was a typical Liberal Democrat who took the standard position on the Left’s cherished policies. But the guy that Bush beat is an entirely different person. The guy cracked up after that election grew a beard, got fat, and started his crusade to be the darling of moveon soon after. Before that he was considered rather dull and uninteresting.
either way sorry to disappoint...Perry is solid on this issue.
Am I the only voter who is sick to death of being asked to vote for people who supported stuff before they didn’t?
Look, my views have solidified somewhat since 1988, so I’m not completely unsympathetic to this in theory, but JHC, I never in my life was stupid enough to vote for a Democrat.
What this guy is telling me, is that at 18 years of age when I first registered to vote in 1969, I was smarter than he was 19 years later. And that’s with all the Leftist propaganda the MSM was floating during the Vietnam war. And the mental political acuity of an 18 year old in 1969, is not what I would generally compare to that of a state campaign chairman.
Who did he vote for in 1976, 1980 and 1984, if he was
Gore’s Texas Campaign Chairman in 1988? It certainly wasn’t Reagan or the home team was it.
This guy is a slimeball.
“I used to think that Gore was a fairly moderate/conservative Democrat. From the south and all, at least he talked a decent game. I totally agree that Gore transformed into this caricature over the last 10 years or so... As for Perry, dunno still, I am skeptical, but still evaluating.”
Actually, my problem with Perry supporting Gore back then was not really Gore, but rather how any conservative could campaign for ANYONE from the Democratic Party to be president after the Democrats nearly impeached Reagan over Iran-Contra (starting in late 1986). You’d think Perry would have figured out, really quickly, just who the Democrats were, and ran for the hills (like Phil Gramm did 5 years earlier and Reagan years before that). Instead, he tried to make one of them (albeit still pretty much moderate) the next president.
But this article make me wonder just how moderate Gore even was back then...
Here are your choices:
Yes profile searcher, you got me. I am a Palin fan but I also live in Texas!!! Does that not give me any credence? He is NOT what you think he is. I promise. Ima Born raised Texan. Period.
I think it was from one of the Coulter books where she documented all of the connections between Hammer setting up Al Sr. in business before ushering him into politics. He was apparently a big financier of Al Jr. up until his death in the 90’s sometime - who knows Armand Hammer probably left him some fat money in a will as well.
There are lots of folks on this thread that are going to have some choices to make when Rick Perry is the GOP nominee.
Oh crap. I had NO IDEA he did this. And what a lame excuse he made. I was so excited about his candidacy, but now it appears that he’s just another flip-flopping sorry excuse of a man.
oh goodness I hope not.
He may not have even voted for all I know. That’s bad enough coming off of Carter’s lunacy.
What I do know is that was another defining moment in our history. Politicians were moving across the isle to join the Republicans, not the other way around.
Then in 1988, he’s not a Republican. Wow.
If he was voting for Carter and Mondale, wow again.
Sorry But Perry has got some splanin’ to do before he can get the nomination.........And he has to get past SC! Which he will have to work to do....We will see. I would support Daffy Duck before seeing Obama in the White House for 4 more years........
“Out of curiosity, for those of you upset by this, if you were a Democrat in 1988, who would you have supported for President?
Here are your choices:
Al Gore “
Missed one: “None of the Above” (at least if you were a conservative Democrat)
Is this for real? And I’m supposed to think about voting for a guy that was involved with Algore’s campaign.
He is just another hand picked puppet to do the bidding of Gore’s master. They both have the same slimy homosexual hair look....Perry better not stage one of those creepy kisses on stage to prove he really does “love” his wife and doesn’t have affairs. His stage shows don’t come off as genuine at all....they seem so Jimmy Swaggart.
“There are lots of folks on this thread that are going to have some choices to make when Rick Perry is the GOP nominee.”
If that day comes, I will do just as I did in 2008. Hold my nose (literally this time) and vote for Perry, even if there’s a Third Party.
I’m just hoping to heck that day doesn’t come.
Yep. Sort of. Tennessee is a fairly conservative state and when he represented those people he at least tried to appear reasonable or perhaps more likely he faked it. In any event he wasn't the same politician then in public as he became later when he was freed after the 2000 race to become world clown.
I’ve made my choice.
He’ll get the same exact vote from me that McCain got. He’ll get the exact same vote Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina got.
You want my vote, give me someone I don’t have to sell my soul to vote for.
Those days are long gone for me.