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Single issue wishful thinking from AP
Posted by: Billy Hollis on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Here's the first sentence in an AP article on Gore:
Al Gore, who has reversed his political fortunes to become a potential contender in the 2008 presidential race...
Gosh, I guess I need to follow current events more closely. I mean, his name does show up in surveys (ahead of John Edwards in many cases), but I hadn't heard of anyone taking him seriously as a candidate. He hasn't declared, nor given any significant indication he's going to.

Besides, if Gore couldn't win as a pretend moderate, and when coming off of eight years of Clinton, then what chances does he have as a leftist apocalyptic warrior? And a hypocritical one at that?

Gore has staked out his territory. He's going to try and scare the rest of us into handing over control of a chunk of our lives to eco-enforcers:
"The planet has a fever," Gore said. "If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don't say, `Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it's not a problem.' If the crib's on fire, you don't speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action."
No doubt Gore considers himself one of the doctors. But if you're not scared of his prescriptions, I don't think you've been paying attention.

We've been over the flaws in his position many times, so no point in rehashing all that here. My point is that I don't think American voters are going to respond to that approach. Nonsensical metaphors like the one above are not nearly enough to carry a presidential campaign.

I get the impression that this particular jounalist went gaga over "An Inconvenient Truth" and really, really wishes that Gore could be taken seriously enough to become president. After a pro-forma "other side" comment from a Republican congressman, the rest of the article just handed Gore a platform to evangelize on global warming. If you buy into Gore's theology reasoning, I guess you might conclude that he (1) could actually be elected, and (2) could actually do something about global warming if he were. I think both of those conclusions are balderdash.
 
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If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action
Ha! That’s actually pretty funny. Is it possible that ole Al picked up a sense of humor after doing all of those SNL skits? Too bad he took the funny with him.
 
Written By: MichaelW
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That crib fire is spewing bad fumes into the air! Quick Al, if the crib is on fire, who do you save? The baby.....or Gaia!??!
 
Written By: shark
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He invented the Internet so he could broadcast his message about Global Warming (tm).
 
Written By: looker
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Gore has staked out his territory. He’s going to try and scare the rest of us into handing over control of a chunk of our lives to eco-enforcers:
Gore’s reasoning is, Clinton and Obama will destroy each other in the next year. The rest of the pact are pygmies not worthy of consideration. Gore can come riding into the convention on the “White Horse of Ghia” and save the Democratic party.

What is scarey, Gore’s plan probably will work.
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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"The planet has a fever," Gore said.

Thanks for the condescension, Al. Perhaps it’s Gore’s hot air that’s the cause of Global Warming(TM).
 
Written By: the wolf
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We have to remember his audience for this speech though.
It isn’t ’us’.
 
Written By: looker
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From the article:
...he testified before House and Senate panels about a "true planetary emergency" if Congress fails to act.
and
"There is a sense of hope in this country that this United States Congress will rise to the occasion and present meaningful solutions to this crisis," Gore said. "Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
A true planetary emergency: very, very bad.

A true planetary emergency that requires the US Congress to save the day: OMFG, we are so dead.

If it’s not a planetary emergency yet - and it’s not - it no doubt will be by the time Pelosi, Waters, Murtha et al. are finished fixing it.

 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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"The planet has a fever," Gore said.
Good thing I have the only prescription.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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A true planetary emergency that requires the US Congress to save the day: OMFG, we are so dead.
QFT
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Please everyone recall nine most terrifying words in the English language: "I’m from the government and I’m here to help."

And ChrisB, that was one of the funniest things I’ve seen today.
 
Written By: Scott
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I think Al’s bucking for VP again. It worked for him once, when he wrote The Earth In Balance.....
 
Written By: steverino
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"The planet has a fever," Gore said.

Good thing I have the only prescription.
Let’s put it in context...
"I’m Al Gore. Yes, THE Al Gore."

"The song is great, but it could use more cowbell."

"Guess what... I got a fever. And the only prescription, is more cowbell."
Thanks for playing Al, now BEAT IT!
 
Written By: meagain
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"Good thing I have the only prescription."
Dang.

I got beat to the more cowbell bit.

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
 
Written By: Tom Perkins
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Al Gore, who has reversed his political fortunes to become a potential contender in the 2008 presidential race...
The Dems must Really be depressed about Hillary , Obama, and Edwards if they look longingly at algore as a candidate.


 
Written By: Terry_Jim
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"Al Gore, who has reversed his political fortunes to become a potential contender in the 2008 presidential race..."

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, so I laughed until I cried.
 
Written By: timactual
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I noticed that bit about being a 2008 contendor was being pushed on the network morning shows before he made his appearance as well. It seems that the MSM has their talking points. Wishful thinking if you ask me. Gore’s chances in 2008 are going to be worse than his 2004 chances, given his hypocracy on energy usage. "Carbon Offsets" don’t sell in Iowa, that makes our bullcrap detectors peg the meter.

Most likely its just another attempt to liven up a presidential race that has gotten too dull to pay attention to. Never mind the fact that it really doesn’t start until next year.
 
Written By: John
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Gore’s chances in 2008 are going to be worse than his 2004 chances, given his hypocracy on energy usage.
More significantly his problem is selling the idea that GW is the biggest threat we currently face.
 
Written By: Don
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I meant Global Warming, not George W, BTW.

 
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