Run, Al, Run

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    Oct 15, 2007 2:52 PM GMT
    I received an email inviting me to sign a petition encouraging Al Gore to run. I couldn't sign up fast enough! I think Al Gore would be great to heal America and heal America with the world!

    Please sign the petition, too.

    Run Al Gore
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    Oct 15, 2007 3:43 PM GMT
    Nobel Man

    Al Gore is finally rewarded for taking the long view. Plus: CNN projects Gore the winner!

    By Bruce Reed
    Updated Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at 10:30 AM ET
    Friday, Oct. 12, 2007

    The Thinking Feller: Of all the honors Gore has earned over the course of his career, the title "Nobel Laureate" may be the most fitting. Not since Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson has America seen a political figure with such a scientific mind. If there were a Nobel Prize for poetic justice, Al Gore would win that, too.

    In 1992, Gore wrote that "Archimedes, who invented the lever, is reported to have said that if only he had 'a place on which to stand' at a sufficient distance from the earth, he could move the world." Like a scientist, Gore has spent his career looking for ways to see the planet from that perspective.

    For many politicians, all politics is retail. Some prefer to give the view from 30,000 feet. Al Gore doesn't stop there. The most striking feature of his office in the Senate and the White House was an enormous photograph of Earth, taken from outer space.

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    Oct 16, 2007 12:30 AM GMT
    Not that I'm some uber-democrat or anything, but I would be *squealing* with delight if he ran and I had to choose between him, Obama, or Hilary as president. November 2008 is going to be the best election ever!!

    Signed the petition!
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    Oct 16, 2007 1:00 AM GMT
    Thanks for signing the petition, Atlazeia
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    Oct 16, 2007 2:54 AM GMT
    I don't think he'll run but I love watching the wingnuts have fits over his winning the Nobel Prize. I don't think he would be treated any better by the media now than he was in 2000. Even Frank Rich, the most liberal columnist in America, treated him like shit, as did Maureen Dowd.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 16, 2007 3:30 AM GMT
    There certainly is a side of me that smirks with pleasure since Al is in such good standing and Bush is, um.....not!

    But that kind of thinking isn't helpful to our country and whoever is elected has to dig us out of many issues. Al would certainly do a great job. I've always liked him.
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    Oct 16, 2007 4:18 AM GMT
    Even if he were the most elect-able Democrat, I'd still have serious doubts about uncle Al's sincerity and authenticity.
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    Oct 16, 2007 4:39 AM GMT
    "I'd still have serious doubts about uncle Al's sincerity and authenticity"

    ...as opposed to who else's sincerity and authenticity?
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    Oct 16, 2007 5:12 AM GMT
    [quote]...as opposed to who else's sincerity and authenticity?[/quote]
    I don't think there's an honest one in the bunch. To me, Al is the opposite side of the W coin. History may well prove me wrong, but gotta go with my gut on this one.

    Where are the JFKs of this generation? Or, the honest Abes?

    Disclaimer: Just my opinion, so don't take this as a personal affront.
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    Oct 16, 2007 5:18 AM GMT
    I'm actually over Al Gore. I like Hillary and Obama. And I still don't understand why he got the nobel peace prize. Not to say his work isn't fantastic, I just don't see how it promotes peace. But then again, the peace prize has gone to more random candidates ei arafat, etc.
  • hotversguy

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    Oct 16, 2007 7:07 AM GMT
    Actually he'd be a much better Secretary General of the UN, but the US is not in the rotation for that anytime soon
  • hotversguy

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    Oct 16, 2007 7:11 AM GMT
    Also, as for why I think he got it, this is something I posted elsewhere, in response to someone wondering why he got it, and what his work had to do with peace:

    Part 1:

    "well, needless to say that there is a lot involved in co-awarding him the pirze.

    as for the Peace factor....well let's see. Global warming is largely caused by green houses gases, which come from fossil fuels. So there's coal. Ok, we're not at war with West Virginia (yet). Then there's oil. Hmmm. Oil. That seems to be the cause for some, uh, ill will in the world. Sure, most of ours comes from Canada, but the most (overall) comes from Saudi Arabi. The Saudis own about 10% of the US debt. Hmmm. Money. Oil. Wars.

    so advocating for the recognition of global warming, its causes and for other means of energy use and conservation might facilitate peace?

    do you know what Alfred Nobel made his money on, and why he created this prize as his legacy?"

    Part 2 (In response to a comment that the Nobel Prize has sold out like the Oscars)

    "Ok let me take this one step deeper for you.

    It's about the world view towards the United States in general, and the pre-schoolers in the Administration specifically. Much, well all, of the extreme religious world (except our lapdog, Israel) hates us. Maybe because we don't have our women folk live like prisoners their whole lives or because we shower or don't kill as many fags. Whatever, they hate us.

    Now, the rest of the world (with the exception of our lapdog, Israel and "yes" man, Great Britain) has taken some degree of umbrage at our action in Iraq and elsewhere. What troubles them more is our attitude towards Iran, but let's keep this on action. (And not on inaction because then we'd get into the morality the situations of oil-poor nations/regions liuke Myanmar and Darfur). In brief - even our allies have become skeptics. They all have an agenda but they keep it on the backburner. (One has to wonder if oil-rich Norway sees itself in our sights). For the most part, this skepticism is about the Bush administration. But who here reads the foregin press?

    No, we have our press, which for the most part is a screaming match between News Corp. and The NY Times, and Ann Coulter and Al Franken. Only after the Democratic takeover of Congress has the American media taken the smallest baby steps towards actual, sustained criticism of the Administration - prior to that it was Abu Ghraib (remember that) and not much else. It's been an exhaustive campaign against the press on the part of the Administration - how many press secretaries have their been? Ari Fleischer anyone? Hell, they even had to let Helen Thomas ask a question.

    So the point of this is that the Administration has done a great job of deflecting negative press and also at generating it when needed. The American media is still skittish. The foregin press is not. But how often do we listen to the foreign press? I say, about, twice a year - the Nobel Prize, and the Golden Globes. So if you wanted to make an indictment of an Administration in the US, then how about the buzz around giving the Nobel Prize to the man who was actually elected president?

    Now the Golden Globes - not a joke here. Just a segue to shore up this point. Who is the other natural nemesis of Washington? Hollywood! (except Reagan who was never much of an actor). Hollywood! with it's liberal Jews and fags and ungodly amounts of money derived from making movies with explosions and guns to feed the appetities of the people who empower this Administration. Twisted, I know. Now, Hollywood had produced a lot of poignant (and a lot of stupid) movies over the years to push a liberal agenda, no doubt. But the next time you are at the movies, just watch the trailers. There are at least three big budget movies based upon the war, but which are really critical of it and of our policies. When will these movies be coming out? Well, they are nicely spaced through primary season and up to the general election. Now, is this by chance? What others will be coming out?"
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    Oct 16, 2007 8:45 AM GMT
    owl975And I still don't understand why he got the nobel peace prize. Not to say his work isn't fantastic, I just don't see how it promotes peace.


    Like other awards, there are different categories for which the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded (ie... science, literature, the arts, etc). Al was co-awarded for his work re: Global Warming. Of course, if you extrapolate one of the logical results of leaving global warming unchecked... should the worse-case scenario actually become reality with mass extinctions which ultimately impact the global food supply, I can really see wars over food as a possible outcome. So in that extreme, his work now would be promoting peace as it could prevent that whole scenario, thereby avoiding food wars.

    Just a thought... icon_wink.gif

    Seriously... I don't believe he will run, but I really wish he would! Thanks for posting the link, Caslon... Petition signed! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Oct 16, 2007 8:59 AM GMT
    He already has my vote. He'd make an excellent President.
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    Oct 16, 2007 2:33 PM GMT
    dfrwHe already has my vote. He'd make an excellent President

    Did you sign the petition?
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    Oct 16, 2007 4:04 PM GMT
    Just wanted to mention that I think Al Gore's appearance on Futurama was one of the best episodes ever.
  • Laurence

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    Oct 16, 2007 4:13 PM GMT
    Don't waste your time on this petition. Even folks here in the Uk know that Gore ain't going to run, and there are many here who view his movie and subsequent Nobel prize as a cynical jumping on the Eco band wagon.

    Hilary Clinton is the only option you guys have as far as world credibility goes.

    Loz

    ps. all politicians are liars anyways, so it's a bit academic this debate.
  • jc_online

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    Oct 16, 2007 4:34 PM GMT
    didn't we already vote for him? like, nearly 8 years ago? icon_question.gif
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    Oct 16, 2007 4:58 PM GMT
    Al's too smart to become our president. We Americans don't take too kindly to smart candidates. We'd much rather have a simple, regular guy be the most powerful leader in the free world.

    (yes, I know that was cynical)

    Currently Listening To: "Ship Of Fools", World Party

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    Oct 16, 2007 5:10 PM GMT
    Great song! The whole CD is great. Based on your assessemnt, Rugger, I'd have to say we got more than we bargained for with the current simple guy in office. I can't speak for his regularity, but I would venture that he's pretty well constipated.
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    Oct 16, 2007 5:50 PM GMT
    NNJ: It's a problem in the US that the president must be both a good executive and a good head of state. Other countries divide the work from the ceremonial duties by having a prime minister and a president.

    Dear Loz, let's make a deal: I wont tell you what to do with your queen* and you dont tell us whether to sign a petition or not.

    Gore could easily be nominated and win at the party convention.

    [*Actually I admire your queen very much. I think she has been thru quite a lot and always tried to do what's right.]
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 16, 2007 5:52 PM GMT
    He did do some great work with his hollywood buddies like Leonardo, but c'mon def not worthy of the Nobel PEACR prize. Shit Pope John Paul spent his whole life promoting peace. As for president, he had his shot and lost. Obama is too young and middle america and the south in power would not give him or Hilary the votes they would need to win. I have still yet to see a democratic member who is worth the presidency of the United States for 2008 WTF!! It is sad.icon_redface.gif
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    Oct 16, 2007 6:00 PM GMT
    "Pope John Paul spent his whole life promoting peace. As for president, he had his shot and lost."

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  • hotversguy

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    Oct 16, 2007 10:02 PM GMT
    Not electing smart people? Bill Clinton is a VERY smart man. Maybe the "aw shuchks" Southern thing was a ploy to dumb him down.

    As for the Southern vote, my call is Hillary and John Edwards (that fag ;) )

    Off topic:

    Remember that Hillary has something no one else has - the ability to be in two places at once, via her very popular husband. I think if the primary were close we would have seen him involved more, but in the general election I think he will play a bigger role.

    I would love it to be Hillary vs. Guliani. I would love to see the Southern states that tout their ability to steer the course of the election to be forced to chose between two New Yorkers.
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    Oct 16, 2007 10:09 PM GMT
    "I would love to see the Southern states that tout their ability to steer the course of the election to be forced to chose between two New Yorkers."

    Shock and Awe!