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  •  Yeah, the thing is (1+ / 0-)
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    DemocracyLover in NYC

    he hasn't told us to stop.  And, the Nobel.  For a long time I thought if he won the Nobel he surely would enter the race, as it would give him the extra gravitas (RW slime-machine efforts will ultimately fall flat, I predict).  This morning my husband and I came up with this question: if he wins the Nobel, would he want to temporarily shelve the gravitas it gives him to effect world change in global warming, and the chance to focus on it? This is something I believe he is weighing.

    If he runs, it will be a mud-slime-fest of the worst kind.  I'm not saying Gore can't handle it, or doesn't want to; I'm just saying that for the purposes of effeciency, what would serve his best interests for this baby of his? I'm not convinced that as President he influence global warming change on a global level any better than the position he is in now. Look at all he has done, and is doing as a private citizen. But then, the US is the single biggest polluter next to China and India, in the world. We have the record on all major environmental offenses.  The place to effect change is here, in the US legislature.

    Four years as a world-citizen to effect change in places who are open and willing, single-mindedly, would be optimal.  Which is why I think he may decide to run in 2008. But, of course, I am praying like a mad-woman that he decides to run now.

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