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    Will Al Gore run as an Independent in 08’?

    More importantly could he win this time around? After reading this article, I was surprised to hear that some democrats think that he might run. With it set up for a few leading Democrats to run for office, they think that Al would run as an independent, causing severe problems for the Democrats. His appearance on SNL this past week showed his humorous side, he is far more internet savvy than most politicians and works with both Google and Apple, and he does not have many of the public concerns that Hillary has.

    What are your thoughts?
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    I think there were some compelling reasons why W. got nearly as many votes as Al back in 2000 and I don't think Al running against another non-incumbent is going to play out much different.

    Nope, don't see Gore in 2008.

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    Well, I'd prefer him to Kerry or Hillary.

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    The man has been running for president forever. He got robbed the last time. I think he knows his opportunity has come and gone. Of course the Democrats don't have a viable candidate, unless Hillary throws her hat in the ring and she definitely has a lot of people against her.

    A run by Gore as an Independent wouldn't work.
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    He'll run on a platform to eradicate the man-bear-pig because he is super serial.

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    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    Well, I'd prefer him to Kerry or Hillary.
    Me too... I'd vote for Gore (again).
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    Quote Originally posted by boiker
    He'll run on a platform to eradicate the man-bear-pig because he is super serial.

    Excelsior!

    good call

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    Getting scared about the prospects of that Cheney/Rumsfield ticket there eh, mskis?

    Gore, like Dean, is too much of a company man to run independent. Although he might make a pretty strong contender for the nomination now that the Clinton era is the "good 'ole days."
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    Quote Originally posted by jordanb
    Getting scared about the prospects of that Cheney/Rumsfield ticket there eh, mskis?
    It will be Romney/Giuliani ticket, and they will win!
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    It will be Romney/Giuliani ticket, and they will win!
    Off-topic:

    You honestly think Giuliani is willing to play second fiddle on a ticket? I really don't see that happening and believe it is far more likely that he ends up in a cabinet position--I'd even go so far as to say regardless of which party wins.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    It will be Romney/Giuliani ticket, and they will win!
    Off-topic:
    I wonder where the Republican Right or the Conservative Corporatist Media (It's true! ) would stand on Giuliani's past infidelities?
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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman
    Off-topic:

    You honestly think Giuliani is willing to play second fiddle on a ticket? I really don't see that happening and believe it is far more likely that he ends up in a cabinet position--I'd even go so far as to say regardless of which party wins.
    Off-topic:

    I think that people are going to remind him of his past affairs and issues, and tell him to do 8years as VP and then move up. Additionally, while he may have been mayor of the US’s biggest city, he has not held any higher position than mayor. Mitt on the other hand is a successful governor who has been able to work in cooperation with the drunken murder and John Kerry, and comes from a family of politicians.

    Many people will see it as a win-win, but I don’t think that Rudi will win the primary. He will do ok, but not win.


    I do wonder what Gore is thinking... his SNL bit was funny.
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    I'll say the chance Gore will run is maybe 40%. The chance as an independent if he does run? Say 10%.

    Gore's loss was partly due to his smugness. We all remember his sighing and guffaws during the debates as if to say to George, "You're an idiot". That turned a lot of people off. But now that Gore has been a loser, he takes himself less seriously, and he has the lustre of the underdog. Eight years after losing was all Nixon needed to win in 68.

    Gore will be a seasoned yet still virile age 60 in 2008. His SNL sketches were good.
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    I'll have to see his movie, "An Inconvenient Truth". Addressing global warming does get at the issue of peak oil and sprawl if somewhat tangentially. If Gore could have the balls to make being green seem patriotic, and pick an appealing running mate, I think he could win. I'd vote for Gore any day, over Kerry or Hillary. A Nixon like comeback may just be in the cards for Gore.
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    Guiliani will never be a nominee as a Republican for president. His support for progressive social agenda will sink him with the radical Christian right (Pro-choice, gay rights, etc). If he did get the nomination we would be assured that an independent Christian Right candidate would also run and make his chances more difficult.

    Romney is a joke and will be laughed off of the big stage. He is so slimy it is scary. The best chance the Republican ticket has is McCain.
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    In reality, I don’t think that Gore will run. Hillary scares him too much.
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    In reality, I don’t think that Gore will run. Hillary scares him too much.
    Hillary scares me too much!

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