12 June 2006

Al Gore for president?!? Is anyone but me scared?

The following is displayed prominently on the page titled "Al Gore 2008", from www. algore-08.com. Read and consider on your own, and then read my comments below.


Is He or Isn't He? 2008 Analysis

Sunday, 11 June 2006

Al Gore is on a roll. His anti-global warming film, An Inconvenient Truth, had the most successful per screen documentary film opening in history. And his new book of the same name is number 3 on the New York Times best seller list. His opinion is sought on all the pressing issues of the day, and even the mainstream media have begun to praise his remarkable record of being right when (pretty much) everybody else was wrong.

No wonder people are getting excited about the return of this statesman to the national debate. Everywhere he goes, the winner of the popular vote in 2000 is asked: Would you consider running for President in 2008? Although his answer has consistently been that he has no intention or plans to seek office, he hasn't decided not to run either.

I'm convinced that Gore can be persuaded to run, and this is hardly a radical view....


From what I have seen of Al Gore, he is intensely dedicated to the environment. Ok. Wow. So what's the big deal? He says he has unique abilities that would make him a great president, and that the presidency will give him a great way to really turn the environmental situation around. But he doesn't want to run. He's confident, he's ready, he's right, according to the overwhelmingly liberal media that he has *finally* gotten to agree with him (a distinct impossibility for conservative, moral people of any stature whatever). So why doesn't he run for president? Supposedly, he doesn't think he's ready. But he said that he had special qualifications for being president. He's confident, like I said before. So why doesn't he run? Could it be because when it comes down to it, there is no Democrat leadership? Why would he not run otherwise? I don't think that the Democratic party has it in them to even get a presidential candidate on the bill for 2008. Overall, I don't think the Democratic party is organized enough to run Gore as their candidate, and I don't think Gore is brave enough to stand up against the Republican leadership. Personal opinion!