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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Algore - Yet Another Letdown for the Left

The Left is quite infatuated with Algore these days. Oliver Willis and Ezra Klein both can't wait for their "alpha male" to throw his hat in the ring for '08. Most likely, this is due to the following reasons:

  1. Algore doesn't hold any political office, so he's got license to say some of the most extreme things without repercussion from the press or the right.
  2. They've been hooked on algore ever since his airbrushing on the cover of Rolling Stone - such "manliness!!!" - and his lip-lock attack on Tipper at a political convention

Either that, or they just love the ueber-nanny state that Tipper is for, as evidenced by her Explicit Lyrics campaign several years ago. (Who says the Dems don't like to get involved in your life?) Here's OW:
Gore Returns?
by Oliver Willis | March 20th, 2006 | 4:23 pm

I am an Al Gore guy. Gore was the first politician I liked (in ‘88 when he first ran for president) and while he was veep, Clinton had the heart but Gore had your brain. I’ll go to my grave believing Al Gore would have been a truly great president.

And read this piece by Ezra Klein:
The New New Gore
Five years ago, Al Gore was the much-mocked pol who blew a gimme with his stiff demeanor [insert joke here] and know-it-all style. Today? C’mon, admit it: You like him again.
[...]
Since his loss, Gore has undergone a resurrection of sorts, shrugging off the consultants and the caution that hampered him during the campaign and — aided by new distribution technologies — evolving into perhaps the most articulate, animated, and forceful critic of the Bush administration. And now, with Democrats taking a fresh look at a man they thought they knew and speculation mounting around his ambitions in 2008, it seems that the man much mocked for inventing the Internet is in fact using the direct communication it enables to reinvent himself.

Anyway, it appears that Gore is going to let down the base, yet again:
Gore Not Planning to Run for President

Mon Mar 20, 8:43 PM ET

Former Vice President Al Gore said Monday he's not planning to run for president in 2008 but hasn't ruled out a future in politics.

"I'm enjoying what I'm doing," Gore told an audience at Middle Tennessee State University, where he gave a lecture on global warming.

"I'm not planning to be a candidate again. I haven't reached a stage in my life where I'm willing to say I will never consider something like this. But I'm not saying that to be coy; I'm just saying that to be honest — that I haven't reached that point."

Gore, a Democrat, in 2000 lost to President Bush in one of the closest presidential elections in history.

Gore, who has previously said he had no plans to be a candidate, occasionally delivers speeches on global warming other environmental issues, often criticizing Bush administration policies.

He has also helped found a new television network, Current TV, that started in August and mostly features documentaries by young filmmakers.

Gore told the audience Monday that the world faces a "planetary emergency" caused by global warming and must take immediate steps to reverse the atmospheric changes.

Well, this is just great... I was looking forward to Gore finally shutting up after his second defeat for President. Now we'll have to listen to his Unabomber rantings for the rest of his life. While he doesn't feel confident enough in his positions to run for office again, he's more than comfortable heading overseas to attack the US.

Perhaps this whole story is just setting him up for the next round of elections in Saudi Arabia or Syria?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
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