Gore on deck for Nobel? Draft crowd cranks up: The Swamp
 
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Posted October 11, 2007 10:41 AM
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by Andrew Malcolm

Well, the Al Gore drafters are still not giving up. In an online fundraising drive last week, Draftgore.com raised $65,000 to buy a full-page ad in today's New York Times that appeals to the former senator, former vice president and former presidential nominee to reconsider his current stand and run for the 2008 Democratic nomination.

"Many good and caring candidates are contending for the Democratic nomination," the ad letter says, "But none of them has the combination of experience, vision, standing in the world and political courage that you would bring to the job. Nor do they have the support among voters that you enjoy and would lead you to victory in 2008."

"All we're trying to do," says Monica Friedlander, a 47-year-old Oakland public relations person who founded the group, "is persuade him that it's a moral imperative for him to be a candidate."

That's all.

She says the group has amassed 136,000 signatures on a petition for Gore to run and is about to launch a California petition drive to get him on the state's Democratic primary ballot next year. It's also two days before Gore is prepared to win the Nobel Peace Prize, in the minds of supporters, for his work against global warming.

Gore was in California for some fundraising. He was to attend a San Francisco fundraiser this afternoon for Sen. Barbara Boxer. That event was canceled when Gore dashed off to China late last night for a last-minute invitation to meet with Chinese officials on his favorite issue. But then we were told the Boxer fundraiser would be reset. Maybe Gore wants to be around when he wins the big prize?

Gore has said he has fallen out of love with politics and does not intend to run. But he's never said never. A spokeswoman repeated those sentiments: "He deeply appreciates the heartfelt sentiment behind this ad and understands where this comes from," said Kalee Kreider. "But he has no intention of running for president."

See, that's where Gore always gets in trouble. That malleable word "intention." Some people may recall not too long ago Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig, the toe-tapping men's room customer who got in trouble in the Minneapolis airport, announcing it was his intention to resign from the Senate on Sept. 30.

But he's still there.

Andrew Malcolm writes for Top of the Ticket, the L.A. Times political blog.

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In Gore related news you wn't see reported in the Tribune, a British High Court has ruled that Al Gore's propaganda film, "An Inconvenient Truth", contains at least 9 scientific errors, and that it should only be distributed in British schools with a warning that the film is biased. See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml;jsessionid=3LC2F1QHTI3MLQFIQMGSFGGAVCBQWIV0?xml=/earth/2007/10/11/scigore111.xml
for details.

As one commentor puts it, "Any film that cites scientific facts with the phrase "some friends of mine" to explain where the facts come from should be rejected and criticised regardless of your views on climate change."


What exactly has Al Bore done to deserve consideration for a Nobel Peace Prize? Ocurse, after Arafat received one of those, the Nobel Peace Prize is more about the absurd than it is about reality.


Boy, the 26%ers are a bitter bunch.

The guy wins the popular election and is cheated out victory by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling, but handles it with humor and grace. It saddens me to think what could have been had the right man been inaugurated. If anyone has the right to be bitter, it's Al Gore. Regardless of his decision, I wish him well. Good luck Al.


What's the matter guys? Sour grapes because you can't find a conservative out there that's worth a plug nickle? You are like the dinosaurs. Climate change gentlemen, it took you all out before.


9 scientific errors? Big deal. I'm sure that's all conservatives need to debunk global warming. At least these errors weren't from some "scientists" that are friendly with Bush, who are paid-off to spin away for the right.

I don't see any republicans being considered for the NPP, but hey, as long as you get what you whine is yours at the cost of screwing anyone & everyone in the process, nothing else matters.

I nominate Tom Delay for the NPP. He went to a 3rd world country to support US corporations by sitting down with their dictator & negotiated the best way NOT to enforce their child labor laws. Got to ensure the extra pennies per share profit margins.

How do republicans sleep at night?


Brucey:

Here is my reply to the same post you put here and on Swamp Gas:

Brucey:

So now a judge knows more about global warming than scientists??

And 9 scientific errors?? Out of how many statements made in the movie? What is the percentage. And please note that the judge did not ban the movie from being shown - if it was that full of errors, wouldn't he have done that?

Keep on reading those studies sponsored by the oil companies - that should make you feel all better.

Posted by: BobinATL | October 11, 2007 10:01 AM


Actually, Bill, they won't admit to the fact that if the NSA would have gone to President Gore on August 10, 2001 with a memo about Bin-Laden flying planes into buildings in America, he would not have ignored them. Also, I don't think President Gore would have been taking vacation days at his ranch after 7 grueling months in office.


Al Gore should be handed the Presidency in '08 after having it stolen from him in 2000....give him 8 years to straighten out the Bush train wreck...


Al Gore would have been one of the greatest pesidents of all time! Instead, we are stuck with a hate filled dictatorship that does nothing more than murder americans and destroy the environment! Bush stole that election from Al. the popular vote does'nt lie! Bush won't be happy until we're all dead.


Yeah! Bush sent those planes into the trade center! Al Gore would not have done that! This is all a Bush adminitration hoax.


Bush hates the environment! he wants all the world's oil for himself. He don't care about the animals or the fact that we'll all be under water soon! He and Cheney would sell it all to pay for the multi-trillion dollar war machine!


Ahh, there goes Anonymous again with his sweeping intellectually immature statements.

...of course all while lashing out at his critics as right wing kool aid drinkers.

re read your post Anonymous and ask who is drinking the kool aid.

I REALLY hope Al Gore runs again. I love laughing at him.


Boy the Kooks are in full force here.
Here is a question for you Loons: Who lives in the more environmentally-friendly home? George Bush or Al Bore?
Answer: George Bush. His Crawford Ranch is more environmentally responsible than Al Bore's home.

Also, Loons, in the Republic of the United States, presidential elections are won by ELECTORAL VOTES, not popular vote. Bush won the electoral vote. Again, nearly every recount had Bush winning Florida. Gore only won Florida in a recount in which the loosest interpretation of the chads was used.
Gore, gracious and humorous? Ok, smoke some more dope, Loons.

And Bill R., if there is global warming and mankind will struggle to survive, it won't be the conservatives who won't make it, but your ilk. Conservatives are much more independent and able to take care of themselves. Lefties need the government to hold their hands and help them through life. You folks will be the first to go.

In regard to global warming, there are still THOUSANDS of scientists who do not buy into the man-made global warming theory.

As stated countless times, this planet has been warming since the last ice age. At one time the glaciers went hundreds of miles south of Chicago. Chicago was buried under a mile of snow and ice. Earth has a history of warm and cold cycles, long before man made any contributions.
Why don't we all just agree that it's best to just push for a cleaner environment, better energy efficiency, better energies because it's the right thing to do and leave the hate-man mentality out of the equation?


Gore should run. We need him. He does not need us.


Al Gore would have been one of the greatest pesidents of all time! Instead, we are stuck with a hate filled dictatorship that does nothing more than murder americans and destroy the environment! Bush stole that election from Al. the popular vote does'nt lie! Bush won't be happy until we're all dead.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 11, 2007 12:00 PM

You have got to be kidding me. I am in agreement with most of the opinions about Bush. I admit I voted for Bush because at the time I thgoht he was the lesser of two evils. Now I realize that they were equal evils, and nothing would be any better after 8 years of gore.
But I agree with the comment about arafat. If they give an award to him, the entire purpose and legacy of the Nobel Prize has been abandoned. It is no longer about accomplishments, but who will get the best press.


Bruce and John D, don't be bitter, be pro-active. You can create the Hitler-Mussolini prize for advancing fascism. The bushman wins that one hands down.


The ad is spot on.

None of the current crop of posers has the combination of experience, vision, standing in the world and political courage that Gore would bring to the job. If he doesn't run, then the best we can hope for is a second rate president in '08.


We need Al Gore. Al Gore does not need us. He is wealthy and doing things he wants to do. Why would he put up with the lies that were told about him again. The press gave Bush a free ride because he played good ol' boy with them. Gore is a bit of a stuffed shirt. So we got an under educated, under achieving, professional important man's son for President.


A judge ruling on the content of a film? Looks like Bruce supports activist judges?


Moral imperative to run Algore. In his last campaign a Nashville radio station said when he was in college he took out a cyclone fence traveling in excess of 110 mph.
His roomate at Vanderbilt said he was drunk and on pot during his college career as he flunked out of Divinity school and never got a law degree although he attended and dropped out. How do you flunk out of Divinity School? He spent 90 days in Vietnam with a body guard which his father arranged.
After losing in 2000, he tied America up for a 36 day election night. Don't mention this weirdo's name and no I don't believe in global warming being a crisis! Jerry White, Springfield, IL


What about Leo Dicaprio? I nominate him.

Deep philosophical question - if an actor pretends to care about the environment, should he win the Nobel or an Oscar?


Al Gore should run so he can avenge the victory that was stolen from him by Neocons Jeb Bush, Kathren Harris and the Wingnut led Supreme court in 2000.


After losing in 2000, he tied America up for a 36 day election night. Don't mention this weirdo's name and no I don't believe in global warming being a crisis! Jerry White, Springfield, IL

Posted by: Jerry White | October 11, 2007 1:50 PM


Jerry Whitie,
It must suck being a Republickin these days; watching your party self destruct and all you can do is scream into the already flushing toilet, huh?

I feel your pain, Jerry......not!


The Nobel Peace Prize has lost much of its cachet of respectibility since it was awarded to Arafat. Now, in increasing numbers, people perceive the award as a way for liberal Scandanavians to make a political point. Assuming, arguendo, that Gore got the prize, it would be interpreted as the Nobel Committee flipping a middle finger at the U.S., the current administration, and every American who isn't buying into hobbling our economy for a collection of chicken little alarmists.

If global warming is such solid science, then why is any current scientific critic being silenced with fascist-style methods? that says it all.


It must suck being a Republickin these days; watching your party self destruct and all you can do is scream into the already flushing toilet, huh?

I feel your pain, Jerry......not!

Posted by: John E | October 11, 2007 3:00 PM

This can only happen if you follow your party like a lemming. If one follows each PERSON, evaluates their strengths/weaknesses etc without regard to party, you get burned much less often. So, if you insist on voting party line only, enjoy your fall into the ocean. Our criminals...oops sorry, politicians rely on the overall stupidity of people to stay strictly within party lines. Well, I hope y'all can swim.


Jerry, Why are you have so much hatred for Mr. Gore? He is a patriot, and trying to save the planet. Even you will someday thank him for his efforts.(not publicly of course)


[quote]
Here is a question for you Loons: Who lives in the more environmentally-friendly home? George Bush or Al Bore?
Answer: George Bush. His Crawford Ranch is more environmentally responsible than Al Bore's home.
[/quote]

GOT ANY PROOF OF THIS ALLEGATION? WHERE'S A LINK TO THE FACTS?

Contrary to what John "the Joseph Stalin of Streamwood" D says, Al Gore is having solar panels installed on his house in Tennessee. He's also installed energy efficient windows throughout the house. Also, Al Gore buys his electricity from a "green" source and pays MORE for it than he would compared to buying it from a utility that makes electricity from coal-burning plants.

Let's also remember that Al Gore's house has a heated swimming pool and guest house, while Bush's Crawford ranch does not.

source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,254908,00.html


Posted by: Rob S | October 11, 2007 3:20 PM

Poor Robby,

Some much anger for the Clinton family yet no spine to call out his own "guys":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMveQ1sG9QU

You need to back up some of this bluster of yours about not being a GOoPer lemming or shut up, smart guy.

Run Al, Run!


Rob S., We will all be under water son enough. The glaciers are melting, we are all doomed and you're still stupid!


It's a sad day in American history when Al Gore wins a Nobel Peace Prize for global warming. Have we all turned into drones?


You Bush lovers are all brain dead!don't you reralize that the planet is in serious peril?


You need to back up some of this bluster of yours about not being a GOoPer lemming or shut up, smart guy.

Run Al, Run!

Posted by: John E | October 11, 2007 3:55 PM

What exactly would you like. Never once in my 27 years of being an eligible voter have I punched the party ticket. Yes, I am a registered Republican, but only because you havet o register within a party. I have voted for Obama, Bleg... however the hell you spell it. SO, I am not sure exactly what you are looking for. I have said many times that Bush is an ass, he was just the lesser of the asses in the last election. No criminal gets my vote soley on their party. I will not fall into the trap these idiots (ALL PARTIES!!) set. Too many people turn off their brains on election day and pick a party. So, I am not sure what else you want to "back up some of this bluster of yours about not being a GOoPer lemming". I do not, and will not vote straight party. I will not give my allegience to any idiotician because they are in a party.

And to anonymous, can't argue with an expert on stupidity like you. If you know where it is and how to read, go to the library. Find the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual IV and look for the diagnosis 318.3. This is my assessment of your intellectual abilities.


Anonymous Algore is not a patriot and I will never thank him for making a name for himself at the center of wacko environmental movement. God created this earth and we can't hurt it. The sun, lightning, volcanoes, wind, ice, and other Acts of God do more than we have to change are planet. It is not man who has destroyed are planet. It can' be destroyed Algore is latching onto a wacko movement driven by his wacko Dem base and voila they hate corporate America and want to punish free enterprise. Alfred Nobel for whom the prize is named made dynamite big deal. Algore and Jimma Carter are losers and I could care less what happened to either one of them. Jerry White, Springfield, IL


Anonymous Algore is not a patriot and I will never thank him for making a name for himself at the center of wacko environmental movement. God created this earth and we can't hurt it. The sun, lightning, volcanoes, wind, ice, and other Acts of God do more than we have to change are planet. It is not man who has destroyed are planet. It can' be destroyed Algore is latching onto a wacko movement driven by his wacko Dem base and voila they hate corporate America and want to punish free enterprise. Alfred Nobel for whom the prize is named made dynamite big deal. Algore and Jimma Carter are losers and I could care less what happened to either one of them. Jerry White, Springfield, IL


BC, Actually there is good evidence that Bush's home is highly energy efficient. Probably so they could hole up if surrounded by angry mobs more than being environmentally minded? Does sound like a great design.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/house.asp


BC, you are such a hoot. You provide a link to an article that discusses how Gore's home is an energy gobbler, therefore not very environmentally friendly.

Here is another link for you BC, from Snopes, which discusses in detail how environmentally friendly the Crawford Ranch is and how not so environmental the Gore home is.

But, I can see it now. BC, which must stand for Brain Cramped, will not accept this bit of news either.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/house.asp


I have a lot of questions to the draft Al Gore crowd but I will just stick to one for the sake of brevity. Has Al Gore figured out how to win his own home state yet? Had he carried Tenn. the last time it wouldn't have mattered what happened in Florida.


The reicht boot licking 20%ers are out in farce. It would be funny if it weren't for the fact they have supported a murdering dictator that has brought 'Merica to it's knees. All to have a President "you could drink a beer with."
Jerry White: Did you never do anything stupid when you were a young adult? Let's talk about your master - the AWOL draft dodging baby killer Bush. Get back to me in a few years. Bu$h is a coke head, failure at business "gentleman's C" student, bailed out by the bin Ladens, etc. If Bush was NOT born into wealth he'd be working at the corner gas station.

"If American's knew what this family has done to this country they would lynch us." George HW Bush


It's a sad day in American history when Al Gore wins a Nobel Peace Prize for global warming. Have we all turned into drones?
Posted by: Jen X. | October 11, 2007 4:40 PM

WOW! It's a sad day for comprehension. Sad.


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