Al Gore Secretly Assembling Campaign

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  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    Political strategists close to Al Gore have secretly begun assembling a campaign team to prepare for a new run for the White House by the former vice president.
    Two members of Gore’s staff from his unsuccessful campaign for the presidency in 2000 have been approached about working with Gore if he decides to toss his hat into the ring, they told Britain’s Sunday Telegraph.
    One of Gore’s former campaign workers said: "I was asked whether I would be available toward the end of the year if I am needed. They know he has not ruled out running and if he decides to jump in, he will have to move very fast.












    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/4/23/95503.shtml?s=al&promo_code=32DE-1
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    The title of the thread is misleading. Your Newsmax story says strategists are doing it, not the former VP himself. People can doo all sorts of "drafting" initiaitives. No blessing from the potential candidate is needed.

    Besides, if Gore wants to run, so what?
     
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    I hope Al Gore does enter the race. Were he to win the Democratic nomination, I would proudly cast my vote for him.
     
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    I sincerely hope he wins the Dem nomination too. He'll be easier to defeat that Shillary.
     
  5. Terry_Herrington

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    I don't believe it much matters who wins the Democratic nomination, they are almost assured to win the Presidency.
     
  6. StefanM

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    I'd rather have Gore than Hillary or Obama.


    Of course, I don't want any of them.
     
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    You are most likely correct. That is sad, because the reason they will win is not because the Democrats have any ideas to help this country, because they do not, but because of the total incompetence and lack of leadership of George Bush and his betrayal of conservative causes. That goes for his pathetic sidekick Cheney also.
     
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    That's politics. One party screws-up and the other one takes over, until they screw-up.
     
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    If Al Gore is planning for a run for the Presidency, I think he is doing the smart thing in waiting to announce. Right now in the early stages of the campaign while everyone else is attacking each other and doing their dirty tricks, Al can stand on the sidelines and watch the competition destroy each other.
     
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    Anybody But Bush. (That includes Jeb.)
     
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    As would I.
     
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    Profound statement, complete with all the right spelling.
     
  13. Magnetic Poles

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    :laugh: Yeah, thanks for noticing!
     
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    Key word: "If"

    He'd get my vote too.

    Although I think that by the time the election rolls around, even Kucinich will be able to beat anything the Republicans put up, and in terms of popular vote, this will be an even bigger Democratic landslide than Johnson was in 64, I think Al would have the easiest road of any Democrat, because virtually everything he said about Bush in 2000 has turned out to be right in line with his predictions. He only has to run on the "I told you so" campaign.

    Considering that Gore actually won the election in 2000, but lost it in the courts, I wouldn't exactly call his 2000 campaign "unsuccessful."
     
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    It was unsuccessful since he didn't win the election, no matter how much the left-wing pundits claim it to be true. The votes were counted multiple ways and Bush won every time in Florida.

    However, Al Gore received the majority of the so-called "popular vote" which is actually a raw vote. Since the election is not based on the results of the raw vote, but instead on the votes of the electoral college as determined by the popular vote in each state, Gore did not win.

    Both Gore and Bush designed their presidential campaigns around the realities of the electoral college system. For instance, Al Gore only appeared in Texas for private fundraisers and a press conference in Corpus Christi where he tried to blame Texas air pollution on Governor Bush. (Of course, Texans knew that a significant amount of the air pollution that year came from the burning of fields in Mexico and Central America -- an international problem that the Clinton/Gore administration was more responsible for than a state governor!)

    If Gore really thought that our nation elected Presidents based on the popular vote he:
    - would be incompetent to be President since he doesn't know how our system of government works
    - would have campaigned in large states like Texas since we have a very large Democratic minority that might be persuaded to vote for him over their own Governor
    - would not have come to Texas and made false claims about the situation in our state that almost all Texans would certainly know not to be true, thereby alienating potential supporters

    So please stop repeating the lie that Gore won the 2000 election.
     
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    Your overlooking that fact that the Supreme Court intervened and the five Republicans on that court voted to hand the election to Bush.

    So much for those "states rights" that conservatives are always whining about...

    (and, for the record, I disagree: the election was indeed stolen. The methods used for the theft were voter intimidation and the purging of the voter rolls in Democratic districts.)
     
  17. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    No evidence was ever discovered of republican voter intimidation. Charges are easy and cheap . Purging of voter rolls?


    However, plenty of Republican vehicles got their tires slashed. I wold say tha that falls under intimidation. The Supreme Court did not choose the President. The Supreme Court put a stop to yet recount number 4 which really was embarrasing for the Dems. That many recousnt are unnecessary and ridiculous as all with commen sense knows. While all these recounts were going on because "every vote should count" the dems were working to stop the validation of votes from our soldiers coming in from over seas. Apparently only every Democratic vote counts.
     
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    Let me ask you, is there anything good you can say about any democrat, or do you consider the entire democratic party to be totally without any merit at all?
     
  19. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    Actually I agree with much of what the Dems say is wrong with the country. But I disagree on cause and solution. I appreciate socialistic programs so long as they are not seen as a solution, but a temporary means of immediate relief. Nearly nothing should be done federally. This was not intended by the framers of the Constitution. In fact their intent was just the opposite. So they were not neutral to the idea of the current federalism but against it. Things should be handled state by state. Every law that gets passed and put on the books is another blow to freedom. Our representatives should not be working near as much as they do. It is unnecessary. The average Democrat is not represented by those who currently lead the Party and the current leaders are there to move the party in a continuing "progressive" direction. What they claim as progression is as old as Karl Marx. Nothing progressive about it.

    I give no credibility to Clinton or Obama. They are "only" ambitious and lack any real experience. I do consider Edwards to be a credible candidate although I do not agree with him on way to many things. But he has experience, he has answers (again I do not agree with them), and he is not like a shrill child. If he were in office I would disagree with him but I would still have a heart felt respect for him. No other candidate would meet that standard for me. So it is not the Democratic Party as a whole I dismiss but a number of the ideologies and the majority of its candidates.
     
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  20. hillclimber1

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    The problem with this outlook is that you liberals insist that GWB messed up on the war on terror. He has most certainly not, despite the subversive efforts from the leftists.
     

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