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  • Romney's former campaign manager on leading fight for 2016

    03/22/2015 1:31:33 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    Fox News Sunday - Power Player ^ | March 22, 2015 | Fox News Sunday
    Matt Rhoades has made a name for himself in the Republican ranks, serving as Mitt Romney's campaign manager and the research director for George W. Bush's 2004 campaign before that. As the race for the White House heats up, Chris sits down with Rhoades to discuss his latest venture, heading up the conservative opposition research group "America Rising," as our Power Player of the Week.
  • Cantor's Graceless 'Concession Speech'

    06/11/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 158 replies ^ | 6/11/2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) failed to congratulate or even acknowledge Dave Brat in his concession speech last night. Neither did Cantor offer Brat his support in November's general election against his Democratic opponent, or call Brat to concede the race, according to Brat. "Cantor's concession speech did not mention Dave once," Brat's campaign manager Zach Werrell noted to Breitbart News.
  • Get Over It! Al Gore Was Never Going To Be President...And, Here's Why...

    06/13/2013 3:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Megan McCardle, writing in The Daily Beast, wrote today in an article entitled 'No, Democrats Did Not Just Want to "Count All the Votes" in the 2000 Election': 'Ironically, I suspect that if Gore had simply unilaterally requested a statewide manual recount, or the Florida Supreme Court had forced one upon him, the United States Supreme Court would have probably stayed out of it. But they didn’t, and as they say, the rest is history.' And, it still wouldn’t have made any difference. For all of the rending of garments by Al Gore and the rest of the Left and...
  • Al Gore calls for an end to the Electoral College (just go away Al)

    08/31/2012 7:56:54 PM PDT · by Kolath · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/31/2012 | Mario Trujillo
    Former vice president Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College — the system that cost him the presidency in 2000. Gore said that many voters who live outside the dozen or so battleground states are cheated by the system that allocates delegates from the state level on a winner-take-all basis. He called for presidential elections to be determined by the popular vote.
  • Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000'

    08/25/2012 10:03:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 25, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000' Some weeks Mr. Gore heads to San Francisco, where he has a luxury apartment at the St. Regis tower, to work on venture capital projects or visit his new girlfriend. And some nights he checks into the Regency in New York,
  • Bill Daley resignation: Hill Democrats are happy but Obama is stunned

    01/09/2012 4:52:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/9/12 | GLENN THRUSH
    Bill Daley was never a great fit inside the West Wing. He had an even rockier relationship with key Hill Democrats, especially Harry Reid, so the tears aren’t exactly flowing today — even though most White House staffers bear no personal animosity to Daley. (Here’s my initial story on the friction, including anger at Daley among junior White House staffers.) Seven quick observations, culled from White House staffers, former Obama administration officials and other Democrats, in the wake of Daley’s sudden departure: 1. Daley’s departure really did stun Obama, who didn’t have a successor immediately in mind (Apart from Lew,...
  • Newt won't congratulate Mitt on win (MittBot Alert)

    01/04/2012 12:59:12 PM PST · by teddyballgame1 · 203 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/4/12 | Ginger Gibson
    POLITICO's Ginger Gibson reports: Newt Gingrich still won't congratulate Mitt Romney for winning the Iowa caucuses. At a news conference in Concord, N.H., Gingrich was asked by CBS correspondent Dean Reynolds why he congratulated Rick Santorum but not Romney. Gingrich stared at the reporter and raised his eyebrows in silence, eventually drawing laughter from some of the reporters. "Because I know you would be a man of great professionalism, I know that's a rhetorical question. And a good one," Gingrich said. During his speech in Des Moines last night, Gingrich visibly seethed at mention of Romney, who along with his...
  • Al Gore Says Don’t Gorge on Meat

    09/07/2011 2:33:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    Natural Products Marketplace ^ | September 6, 2011 | by Sandy Almendarez
    My last blog focused on Bill Clinton’s vegan diet; and now, Al Gore is telling us not to eat meat. It seems that whole 1994 White House administration is telling us that we need to start with meat—or the lack of it—when it comes to health. Vice President Al Gore said consuming meat contributes greatly to global warming, and he recommended people cut back on the amount of meat in the diet in order to help reduce the environmental impact. Gore didn’t say he himself gave up eating meat or that veganism is the way to go, but he said...
  • Green Bay Packers take down Steelers, 31-25

    02/06/2011 7:23:47 PM PST · by Plumberman27 · 214 replies · 1+ views
    Sunday, February 06, 2011 ^ | Sunday, February 06, 2011 | Ed Bouchette's
    The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, to win Super Bowl XLV in a game that went down to the final minute.
  • Joe Lieberman to retire in 2012

    01/18/2011 3:07:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | January 18, 2011 | Chris Cillizza
    Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman (I) will not seek a fifth term in 2012, according two Democratic sources familiar with the decision. Lieberman's office did not offer any comment on his plans, saying only that he would make an announcement tomorrow in Stamford, Connecticut. "The Senator's remarks tomorrow will stand on their own," said a Lieberman spokeswoman. Lieberman will be the second Democratic senator to make public his plans to leave the chamber in the past 24 hours. On Tuesday morning, North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad said he would not seek a a fifth term in 2012. On the Republican side,...
  • Bush v. Gore, 10 years later

    12/12/2010 2:53:54 PM PST · by paudio · 70 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 12.12.10 | George Will
    The passions that swirled around Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that ended 10 years ago Sunday, dissipated quickly. And remarkably little damage was done by the institutional collisions that resulted when control of the nation's supreme political office turned on 537 votes out of 5,963,110 cast in Florida. Many controversies concerned whether particular votes could be said to have been cast properly. Chads are those bits of paper that, when a ballot is properly cast by puncturing spots next to candidates' names, are separated from the ballot. In Florida, there were "dimpled" chads that were merely dented and...
  • Dean tells AP Obama must reclaim progressive base (or risk re-election & future of RAT party)

    12/01/2010 7:08:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/30/10 | Beth Fouhy
    Dean tells AP Obama must reclaim progressive baseBy Beth Fouhy, Associated Press Tue Nov 30, 2:47 pm ET NEW YORK – Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean has a message for President Barack Obama: Reclaim progressive voters or risk both re-election and the future of the Democratic Party for years to come. **SNIP** He dismissed Obama's efforts to court conservatives as "a waste of time" even as the president was meeting with Republican congressional leaders at the White House for the first time since the midterm elections. Dean noted that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to make Obama a...
  • Fear-Mongers Deliver Victory

    11/04/2010 7:18:42 AM PDT · by kingu · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-04-2010 | Mary Mitchell
    A day after President Obama got what he called a "shellacking" in the midterm elections, he took full responsibility for the outcome that turned over the House to the Republicans. Pundits will spend the next few days poring over the numbers. But judging from the questions reporters asked at the news conference, the defeat is being cast as a clear message from voters that Obama is going in the wrong direction.(snip)For the last two years, the electorate has been subjected to lies about Obama's religion, his heritage and his agenda. These deliberate falsehoods were designed to scare the bejeezus out...
  • Rove Returns, With Team, Planning G.O.P. Push

    09/26/2010 1:37:29 PM PDT · by no dems · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 25, 2010 | Jim Rutenberg
    In 2004, the Republican master strategist Karl Rove led weekly sessions at his Washington residence where he planned the re-election of President George W. Bush. In April, Mr. Rove summoned several of the important players behind Mr. Bush’s ascendance to his home once again, this time to draw up plans to push a Republican resurgence. The landscape has changed, with Mr. Rove at times clashing with potent new Tea Party-style activists, some of whom view him as a face of the old party establishment they want to upend. Already a prominent presence as an analyst on Fox News Channel and...
  • Rove Returns, With Team, Planning G.O.P. Offensive (Do not donate to Tokyo Rove)

    09/26/2010 4:53:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/26/10 | JIM RUTENBERG
    In 2004, the Republican master strategist Karl Rove led weekly sessions at his Washington residence where, over big plates of his butter-smothered “eggies” and bacon slabs, he planned the re-election of President George W. Bush — and what he hoped would be lasting Republican dominion over Democrats.
  • Murkowski supporters: come to "campaign kickoff" tonight - write in campaign a go?

    09/17/2010 12:32:14 PM PDT · by Fred · 218 replies
    Lisa Murkowski supporters are urging people to come out tonight for what’s being called a “campaign kick off,” although her campaign manager isn’t ready to say that she’s decided to run. Bonnie Jack, who was a Murkowski campaign elections observer for the count of absentee votes, sent out an email this morning. “Join us at the Kick-off of Senator Lisa's campaign -- with a theme of "write in her name in and fill in the oval." "Denai'na Convention Center, third floor and hopefully out on the sunny deck, 5 pm. Bring your family including children, friends and business associates. We...
  • Exclusive- Karl Rove Tried To Cut Deal For Castle With Tea Party

    09/15/2010 4:17:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 116 replies
    Freedomist ^ | 9/14/10 | Bill & Paul Collier
    Sources at the Christine O’Donnell victory party revealed to The Freedomist that in December of last year Karl Rove met with Tea Party leaders in Dover, Delaware trying to get them to cut a “deal” in which they would leave Mike Castle alone and NOT support O’Donnell. The Freedomist has also learned that Rove was allegedly acting as an operative, although in what capacity it is not known, even as he is playing the role of a political analyst on Fox New in a fair and balanced way.
  • Coakley Staffers: “Get Out Of Our Office!”

    01/19/2010 1:18:37 PM PST · by Eagles2003 · 21 replies · 2,541+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | Jan 19, 2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Coakley staffers won’t allow “biased” reporter inside their office, claiming private property and civil rights, “which we still have despite nazis like you.” Well played, “Progressives.” Video is typical of Union Thuggery. Only thing they didn't do was hit a woman.
  • To Dream the Impossible Dream

    01/16/2009 6:07:03 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies · 754+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 1/15/2008 | David Weigel
    I ignored the phony (aired on YouTube and nowhere else) Obama birth conspiracy ad that finally got some cult success last week. But I generally keep an eye on Jason “Molotov” Mitchell, the 29-year old conspiracist video artist who cut that ad. This week he interviews Alan Keyes, the laughable kook who lost by 43 points (the biggest partisan landslide in Illinois history) to Obama in the 2004 Senate race. A week after this election, Keyes (who ran as the America’s Independent Party candidate in several states) sued for Obama’s birth certificate, and Molotov sat him down to chew it...
  • Alan Keys Speaks on the Obama Birth Certificate Issue

    01/13/2009 7:34:09 AM PST · by Sorry screen name in use · 61 replies · 5,683+ views
    The Daily Digest ^ | 1/12/09 | Allan Keys
    Alan Keys Speaks on the Obama Birth Certificate Issue..
  • Norm Coleman Claims Victory. Recount to begin

    11/05/2008 11:01:03 AM PST · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 77 replies · 7,966+ views
    Sen. Norm Coleman late this morning declared victory for a second term from Minnesota, even as the wheels are churning toward an automatic recount of the nearly 3 million votes cast in his battle with Democrat Al Franken. The Republican, whose margin in the unofficial state tally stands at 725 votes, said from his headquarters in St. Paul that he is "humbled and grateful for the victory that the voters gave us last night." He then said Franken should abandon any pursuit of a recount, saying that "the prospect of overturning 725 votes is extremely, extremely, extremely remote." Franken could...
  • New Freeper to Old guys 11/21/00, We won but FL Supremes ruled 4 Gore,Where did u put your efforts

    11/03/2008 9:30:55 PM PST · by steve0 · 10 replies · 754+ views
    Without giving away the store, what did you old Freepers do after we won, when the chips were down because Gore wouldn't concede? What did you do in response to November 21, 2000, when the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gore. I'm sure some then then felt all was lost. What did you do then to persevere and ensure that Gore didn't steal the election? If conservatives didn't have the resolve to appeal to the Supreme Court, Gore may have prevailed. I pray that if we are in a similar situation McCain will have the resolve to fight...
  • Editorial: GOP can't deliver to pass bailout

    09/30/2008 8:24:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 1,152+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/30/8 | Editor
    Could more Republican members of the House of Representatives act like adults, please? If they can bring themselves to do so, the House may yet do the responsible thing and pass the financial bailout bill that failed on Monday. If not – well, let's not dwell on such a depressing prospect. What happened Monday was depressing enough. No one should have any doubts about who is responsible for the failure to pass the compromise plan worked out by the Bush administration and members of the Senate and House. For this package to work, both Democrats and Republicans have to have...
  • 13 Banks Have Failed So Far This Year – Capitalism Doesn’t Work Without Capital

    09/30/2008 4:49:18 AM PDT · by grayhog · 70 replies · 305+ views
    self | 9/30/08 | self
    The FDIC reports that 13 banks have failed so far this year. You can see them at How many others have to go before we recognize and fix the problem? Interestingly, this list doesn’t include huge firms like Countrywide, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Wachovia, Morgan Stanley and the others that have been “rescued” by the private sector or weren’t eligible for FDIC insurance. Tens of billions have already been spent there and tens of thousands of jobs have already been lost. There are hundreds of other banks right now that are teetering, would be bankrupt if they...
  • What's Worse Than A Flawed Bailout? (New York Times Masthead Editorial Blames GOP - BARF Alert)

    09/29/2008 10:37:50 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 695+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/30/2008 | New York Times
    After nearly eight years of voting in virtual lock step with President Bush on everything from tax cuts to torture, House Republicans decided on Monday to break ranks on the survival of the nation’s financial system. The rejected bailout bill that was on the floor after a weekend of hard negotiating was objectionable in many ways, but it was a Republican-generated bill and was improved from the administration’s original version. Sixty percent of House Democrats voted for the bill, enough to easily pass the measure if the Republicans had not decided to put on their display of pique and disarray....
  • How House Republicans gave Obama the election.

    09/29/2008 5:33:16 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 84 replies · 2,105+ views
    I know this is an explosive headline. I know I am going to get pounded. I am prepared to take a lickin. I have always tried to be a straight shooter here on Free Republic. I am a Reagan Republican and I will be til the day I die. I deeply admire our man Jim Robinson and the rest of you who were against the bailout. Noble cause. Let me tell you the truth. Where I come from. People do not care as much about Ds and Rs. Or purist free market capitalistic guidelines in the stock market. In their...
  • I told you so

    09/29/2008 4:16:58 PM PDT · by JasonC · 251 replies · 8,907+ views
    Vanity | 29 September 2008 | JasonC
    I told you so. Happy? Think you saved anybody lots of money? Think you reduced the role of government? On saving money, US markets dropped $1.2 trillion today, and worldwide it was more like $3.5 trillion. On the role of government, the Fed announced $630 billion in new central bank credits today, half of it to central banks abroad. And oh, the FDIC guaranteed to Citigroup all losses beyond the first 13% on Wachovia's mortgage book, which is around $300 billion. And it won't be remotely enough, and will probably need to be doubled tomorrow. When are you going to...
  • Gore, Lieberman prepare for public debut of Democratic ticket

    08/30/2008 10:15:13 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 13 replies · 201+ views
    CNN ^ | August 8, 2000
    Lieberman beat out five others on Gore's "short list:" Sens. Evan Bayh of Indiana, John Edwards of North Carolina and John Kerry of Massachusetts; House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri; and New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen.
  • Scalia to Dems: Stop Whining, Gore to Blame for the 2000 Debacle

    06/26/2008 5:41:56 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 9 replies · 275+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 26, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Gore, deciding to steal the election go to court, left the Supreme Court with no choice but to take the case.
  • Justice Antonin Scalia: Al Gore To Blame For 2000 US Election Mess

    06/26/2008 1:48:33 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies · 464+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2008 | Toby Harnden
    Justice Antonin Scalia: Al Gore to blame for 2000 US election mess By Toby Harnden in Washington Last Updated: 6:35PM BST 26/06/2008 The 2000 presidential election debacle was the fault of Al Gore, who should have followed Richard Nixon's 1960 example and conceded without legal action, according to the Supreme Court's leading conservative judge. The 2000 election remains a source of discontent for Democrats "Richard Nixon, when he lost to [John F.] Kennedy thought that the election had been stolen in Chicago, which was very likely true with the system at the time," Justice Antonin Scalia told The Telegraph. "But...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama-Gore?

    06/21/2008 5:10:48 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 16 replies · 62+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 21st, 2008 | Editorial
    What does Barack Obama need most in a running mate? Contrary to the conventional wisdom that was echoed during the Democratic primary campaign, Mr. Obama does not necessarily need a female running mate, such as his former rival Hillary Rodham Clinton. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll indicates that the majority of Democratic women - and the majority of Mrs. Clinton's former supporters - will vote for the Illinois senator in his presidential bid in the fall. Even Hispanics, the majority of whom voted for Mrs. Clinton during the primaries and caucuses, now support Mr. Obama by a margin...
  • What Does the Goreacle's Endorsement Mean?

    06/17/2008 4:28:41 PM PDT · by wm_tate · 7 replies · 105+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/17/08 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Vice President Al Gore's decision to endorse Sen. Barack Obama drew wall-to-wall coverage across the media spectrum. But, will it carry significant weight with voters? As always, we return the to handy dandy Fix Endorsement Hierarchy for the answers. There's little question that Gore, given his current role as a global prophet on climate change and his past role as the man who "used to be the next president of the United States," ranks as a "symbolic endorser" -- the most important of all in the Fix hierarchy. "Take it from me, elections matter," Gore said last night in...
  • Al Gore: Bush Responsible for Toxic Tomatoes, Obama Obama Practices the Black Arts. . .

    06/17/2008 1:15:28 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies · 94+ views ^ | June 17, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    Before the racist idiots start sending hate mail, when I say "Black Arts," it's not a race thing. It means "magic," which apparently Al Gore believes that Barack Obama can perform. and no-one's called him on it. Here's a direct quote from Al Gore's intro and endorsement of Barack Hussein Obama in Michigan, yesterday (TRANSCRIPT HERE): If you care about food safety, if you like a "T" on your BLT, you know elections matter. Huh? Who knew this election was about restoring dignity to fast food? I've criticized President Bush on many things, for which he is responsible. But he...
  • Senator moves to abolish Electoral College

    06/07/2008 8:38:32 PM PDT · by Flavius · 43 replies · 133+ views
    upi ^ | 6/7/08 | upi
    WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., citing the 2000 presidential election, has introduced an amendment to abolish the Electoral College. Nelson, in a release, pointed to the election of President George W. Bush, even though former Vice President Al Gore had more popular votes, The Hill reported. The election was decided in Florida after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a recount, giving Bush the state and a majority of the Electoral College. Nelson's bill includes the creation of a rotating primary system to avoid disputes like those this year over the Florida and Michigan votes. The Democratic...
  • Redwing fans not welcome at mellon arena

    05/27/2008 8:45:33 PM PDT · by MetalHeadConservative35 · 27 replies · 126+ views
    Channel 7 detroit ^ | May 27th 2008 | WXYZ Channel 7
    i couldnt find a text version of the story, but you can view the video of it, the gist of it is that detroit redwings fans cant purchase tickets for game's 3 and 4 of the stanley cup finals.
  • Recount Revisited (Stealing Credit For Sore/Loserman-Surrender Gorethy?)

    05/27/2008 10:03:04 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 26 replies · 412+ views
    The New Republic ^ | May 23, 2008 | by Jay Roach, Danny Strong, and Jonathan Chait
    "Brad Blakeman, a very charming, intelligent spinmeister in Florida depicted in the film. He was, by his own account, the man at least partly behind "Sore Loserman," "Surrender Gorethy," "The Gorinch Who Stole the Election,"
  • Reminder: Bush Won in Florida Recounts Conducted by the Media [HBO's 'Recount' movie 9 PM tonight]

    05/25/2008 5:24:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 127+ views
    Reminder: Bush Won in Florida Recounts Conducted by the Media Photo of Brent Baker. By Brent Baker | May 25, 2008 - 19:56 ET With HBO's 'Recount' movie (airing Sunday and Monday night at 9 PM EDT/PDT) sure to rekindle claims that Al Gore would have won if only the U.S. Supreme Court had not “stopped the counting,” a reminder that both recounts conducted by major media outlets in 2001 determined George W. Bush would have won anyway. Two stars of the film have fueled the re-writing of history with actor Kevin Spacey, who plays Gore operative Ron Klain, charging...
  • Reliving the Florida recount (TV movie produced by Democrats)

    12/26/2007 10:00:48 AM PST · by avacado · 106 replies · 1,305+ views
    Politico ^ | December 26, 2007 | Jeffrey Ressner
    Reliving the Florida recount One of the most highly anticipated political telefilms being released next year is “Recount,” a fast-paced depiction of the behind-the-scenes drama that took place in Florida during the disputed 2000 Gore-Bush election. [snip] Earlier this year, the possibility was raised that this “Recount” might be swayed and history rewritten because writer Strong and executive producers Paula Weinstein and Sydney Pollack, as well as HBO Films President Colin Callender, are all Democratic supporters. [snip] “There have been many incarnations of the script,” the HBO representative said in response to questions about literary license taken in the film....
  • Gore's Role a Mystery to All But Al Himself

    04/03/2008 11:03:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 245+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 2, 2008 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Even as the rest of the Democratic Party around him takes sides in the epic struggle of Clinton vs. Obama, Al Gore remains inscrutable, silent, above the battle. His gigantic but unspoken presence is raising rumors and fueling speculation. Joe Klein, writing in Time Magazine, even suggested a scenario where a deadlocked convention turns its lonely eyes to Al. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson comes out for Obama, and so do Ted Kennedy and Bill Bradley. Govs. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania and Jon Corzine of New Jersey back Hillary. Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, while avoiding an endorsement, speaks out...
  • Senior Democrats Mull Al Gore's Nomination

    03/29/2008 6:46:11 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies · 1,976+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-30-2008 | Tim Shipman
    Senior Democrats mull Al Gore's nomination By Tim Shipman in Washington Last Updated: 2:23am BST 30/03/2008 Plans for Al Gore to take the Democratic presidential nomination as the saviour of a bitterly divided party are being actively discussed by senior figures and aides to the former vice-president. The bloody civil war between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has left many Democrats convinced that neither can deliver a knockout blow to the other and that both have been so damaged that they risk losing November's election to the Republican nominee, John McCain. Former aides to Al Gore now believe he could...
  • Bono confesses sins to 'father' Al Gore

    01/24/2008 11:24:09 AM PST · by mnehring · 54 replies · 175+ views
    aving climate campaigner Al Gore round to your house is to open yourself to a self-flagellating guilt trip, Irish rock star Bono confessed Thursday. Sharing a stage with the former US vice president at the annual gathering of world movers and shakers in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the U2 frontman joked that their friendship was a source of pressure on the domestic front. "He's been round my house and it's like... here's the recycler Al, you know... I've got a posh car, but it runs on ethanol Al," Bono said. Acknowledging that a career in rock music was...
  • Join Me in Bali

    12/09/2007 10:09:07 AM PST · by ricks_place · 18 replies · 377+ views
    Dear friend, In four days I'm going to Bali, Indonesia to address the UN Climate Change Conference. In front of representatives from the world's countries, I will speak about the need for a visionary treaty to be completed, ratified and brought into effect everywhere in the world by 2010. I need you, your friends and family to sign this petition calling for a new, positive leadership role by our elected leaders. I will bring your signatures on stage with me as a clear demonstration of our resolve. This petition shows our commitment to solutions to the climate crisis. Please add...
  • Tennesseans didn't like Al in 2000; but Fred Thompson is a candidate they like

    11/25/2007 6:34:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 191+ views
    The Miami County Republic ^ | November 21, 2007 | Jan "Granny" Sykes
    You can thank me (or throw eggs at me), not the miscounting in Florida, for Al Gore not being the president of the United States. You see, Tennessee did not vote for its favorite son in 2000. I was a voter in Tennessee in 2000. Had Gore been able to carry the state that knew him best, there would have been no need for recounts in Florida. Throughout the three weeks of recounting, the media descended upon Florida. No one came to Tennessee to ask us why we had not voted for our own former U.S. Senator. We did not...
  • Robert Redford Bashes Al Gore as Greedy Opportunist

    11/23/2007 6:44:01 PM PST · by melt · 106 replies · 7,699+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/22/07 | Noel Sheppard
    As irrefutable evidence mounts that Nobel Laureate Al Gore's climate alarmism is about nothing other than lining his supposedly green pockets with green currency, manmade global warming skeptics around the world wonder when the former vice president's house of cards will collapse. Without question, if Gore were to lose the support of almost universally adoring Hollywoodans, the scam would implode quicker than a Democrat demanding a recount after losing a close election. As such, the following comments by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford, reported by the New Statesman last week, should bring hope to folks not buying the snake oil...
  • The Insanity of Bush Hatred

    11/14/2007 9:29:37 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 46 replies · 103+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 14 November 2007 | PETER BERKOWITZ
    ...But Bush hatred is different. It's not that this time members of the intellectual class have been swept away by passion and become votaries of anger and loathing. Alas, intellectuals have always been prone to employ their learning and fine words to whip up resentment and demonize the competition. Bush hatred, however, is distinguished by the pride intellectuals have taken in their hatred, openly endorsing it as a virtue and enthusiastically proclaiming that their hatred is not only a rational response to the president and his administration but a mark of good moral hygiene....On the contrary, they argued, Bush hatred...
  • Paulettes Spamming Free Republic's Most Recent Poll

    09/17/2007 2:51:49 PM PDT · by Jean S · 171 replies · 1,296+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 9/17/07
    Composite vote: Ron Paul 15.2% 1,196 Member vote: Ron Paul 5.5% 161 Non-member vote: Ron Paul 20.8% 1,035 We're being spammed.
  • Gore Endorsement -- Potent but Not Foolproof

    09/09/2007 2:21:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 479+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2007 | Chris Cillizza And Shailagh Murray
    Former vice president Al Gore's pronouncement that he is likely to endorse one of the Democratic candidates for president before the primary season is over has set off a slew of speculation about who his choice might be. Truth is, the courting of the "Goreacle" began many months ago. Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Gore huddled in Nashville in December, and Gore has also met with former senator John Edwards (N.C.). Gore and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.) conferred as recently as last week. Not surprisingly, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has not met with Gore. Neither has Sen. Joseph...
  • Al Gore Warming for 2008 Run?

    07/19/2007 2:07:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 949+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18, 2007
    Al Gore maintains that he won't seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 -- but his actions seem to belie his words. Gore has kept himself very much in the public eye as the White House races kicked into gear, providing plenty of evidence that he's eying another run for president: His award-winning global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" brought him back into the limelight last year. His new book "An Assault on Reason" is a best seller, and when he launched his national book tour in May, one observer said the event seemed "more like a campaign stop...
  • Al Gore's Trendy Environmentalism in Barcelona (Spanish eco-businessman smackdown)

    07/10/2007 3:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 1,009+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | July 10, 2007 | Pablo Ouziel
    On the 23 of June, I had the opportunity to attend the Friends of Trees Conference in Barcelona. It has taken me a few weeks to digest all the information, which I, together with about 900 other people managed to inhale: The fumes of change, the organic revolution, the climate crisis, the need for solidarity and action. It was a most overwhelming task: and Al Gore's redundant joke of: "I used to be the next president of the United States," has hardly helped ease the intensity of the situation. The crowds clapped at every comment made by the speakers, who...
  • Gore: I've 'fallen out of love with politics'

    07/05/2007 10:03:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 114 replies · 2,282+ views
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2007
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Former Vice President Al Gore said he has "fallen out of love with politics" and has no intentions of running for office again. When asked why he wouldn't run for president again -- when presumably a president could shape an agenda to fight global warming -- Gore said those in power must have the support of the people to make it work. "The key players are the American people," he said. "When the American people have the awareness of what this means for their children, and for their grandchildren, that all of civilization is at risk...