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  •  gore? (none)
    why isn't gore on the list?
      •  how (none)
        how sure are we everyone on this list is running. are we sure gore wouldn't run?
        •  i think the rule of thumb (none)
          is that they've created either PACs or explorator committees, or expressed interest in running. Al Gore has directly said he will not run. That's pretty far from "not sure."

          "At no point are we not going to value the sanctity of life. We would resuscitate him, then execute him." - a california prison spokesman

          by cubicalization on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 10:26:53 AM PST

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      •  Happy Wishing (none)
        remarks like that are detrimental to your credibility.
      •  Yes he is, and he's gonna get the nomination (none)
        Do a poll with Gore on the list and you'll see why. He'll eat up this competition. Like Wes, Russ is impressing, but Al's the man.

        "I shall follow the light of reason, express my honest thoughts, help destroy superstition, and work for the happiness of my fellow beings." - Robert Ingersoll

        by JavaManny on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 10:27:35 AM PST

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        •  Gore/Feingold (4.00)
          would win and save the Republic in the process.

          ... we now know a lot of things, most of which, we already knew... (-dash888)

          by Tirge Caps on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 10:30:57 AM PST

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        •  I like gore as much as the nex t guy... (none)

          but after his aweful showing in 2000, how can we give him another chance? Prop a corpse against clinton and it would be elected, how did Gore manage to lose? Hist missteps were legion, and I won't repeat them here. He did actually win, but not by a large enough margin to overcome the vote fixing in florida, so that doesn't really count. Had he fought harder there, and not conceeded, then the votes would have been counted, and he'd be our president.

          I just can't bring myself to put my life in his hands again. He's a good guy, but his tactics leave a LOT to be desired.

          Can't we find someone who isn't an expert at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory? Please, somewhere?

          •  I like the New Gore (none)
            The one who ran in 2000, not so much. When he didn't seem utterly befuddled he was tripping over his tongue or being condescending. And the whole dissing Clinton thing - beyond stupid. The guy was at 70% approval rating as he's being impeached and you want to snub him? Brilliant. I wanted the Gore of Earth in the Balance and instead I got the Gore who barely beat Bubble Boy in the debates. Compared to Gore in 2000, Kerry in 2004 was Clarence Darrow reborn.

            Since around 2003, Gore has been a new man. Love to read his speeches now. They are brilliant. His delivery, stilted and sounding insincere (I realize he IS sincere; just saying how he sounds), still needs a lot of work.

          •  Gore's biggest misstep (none)
            Was <del>putting Joe Lieberman in charge of winning Florida</del> adding Lieberman to the ticket.
    •  Gore (none)
      Would probably win the Dem primaries, but would lose the general. Sad, but true. The media has already made him a caricature a long time ago. And I'm not convinced he's learned any lessons from his 2000 campaign, when he should have won much more decisively than he did.

      "This...this is the fault of that Clinton Penis! And that powermongering wife of his!"

      by CaptUnderpants on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 11:24:00 AM PST

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      •  The media and the overall RWNM (none)
        will make a caricature out of anyone that stands in their was.

        Hell, they trashed Max Cleland and tried to pull a similar thing with Murtha.

        Wimping out on that count will keep us waiting for decades to win the power back.

        Gore in his recent speech, and especially the way he immediately responded to whitehouse smears after it with in hours shows that he is not going to that shit anymore and is ready to fight back as much as if not better than anyone else.

        I ask readers to watch Gore's speech again and figure out what I am talking about.

        Video for Al Gore's Jan. 16 speech at DAR constitution hall: video links page.

        •  consultants (none)
          But remember, he made that speach without the "help" he'd get from the consultants who'd gather like locusts around a Gore campaign.

          Once those consultants get back into his ear, he'd turn back into the wooden idiot who doesn't know what he wants to say that he was in 2000.

          "Everyone should go back to Africa, especially black people." -- Richard Pryor

          by COBear on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 01:23:04 PM PST

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          •  well, the same consultants (none)
            will flock to any democratic nominee, and so whoever wins the nomination will have to make judicious choices in picking his/her team.

            If anything, Gore knows exactly what happened, and so he is BETTER equipped than most others to make better choices on his team next time around.

            The speech makes one thing crtystal clear.

            Gore is his own boss, and also that he will call his own shots and speak the truth exactly as he sees it. period.

            He has nothing to lose next time around (once he  delegates his company affairs to his wife or some such), and given the patriot that he obviously is, knowing what is at stake, I  firmly believe that Gore will make a run (and go on to assume the presidency).

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