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  •  still not over it (0+ / 0-)

    I doubt I ever will be.

    I actually was a Nader voter in '96, but Gore brought me back into the Democratic fold. When he said at the convention, "To the young people tonight I say this, 'Believe in our country. We believe in you,'" I felt like he was speaking directly to me.

    It was obvious to me going into that vote we were faced with choosing between a solid Dem and a hard-core far-right winger, and yet the country was treating it as that kind of a choice.

    When people have said since, "This is the most important election of our lifetime," in my head I always answer, 'No, it isn't. The most important was 2000, and we slept through it.' We had the choice to continue to be the open society we've been, or allow a faction to drive us into neo-fascist territory-- and we didn't appreciate what we were giving up.

    Al Gore is America's Jean-Bertrand Aristide, our rightful leader forced from his office by self-appointed goons.

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