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Is it Too Late for Al Gore? Maybe Not

crossposted at Daily Kos and Truth & Progress

Is it too late for Al Gore to enter this year’s presidential race?

For those of us who are political junkies and are fervent supporters of our candidates (declared or not), we probably don’t have the ability to see the forest from the trees. As for the majority of voters out there in this massive country of ours, the longevity of Campaign 2008 seems to be getting on their nerves by a 2:1 margin

While political junkies have enjoyed the extended pre-season for Election 2008, most voters say that the debates and other campaign activities so far have been annoying and a waste of time.  A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 56% of Likely Voters hold that view while only 29% say the campaign so far has been interesting and informative.

Read below the fold as to why there may be hope for late entrants to this ‘War and Peace’ long of a presidential campaign.

The Dem/Rep Candidates React to Gore’s Emmy Award

By this evening, millions of emails messages, flower bouquets, and phone calls had flooded Al Gore’s Nashville, Tennessee office.  Tens of thousands of Gore fans gathered outside on West End Avenue shouting, “We want Gore! We want Gore!” Long known for his Churchillian and graceful command of the English language and consistent with his upbringing, even George W. Bush sent a personal video congratulating Gore on winning the second leg of the Triple Crown 

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.”

The country’s newspaper of record, the Washington Times, noted Mr. Bush’s magnanimous gesture and hailed it as an example of his “impeccable New England manners.”

On TV Now: Al Gore Wins Emmy Award

crossposted at Daily Kos and Truth & Progress

BREAKING: Al Gore’s Current TV Wins an Emmy Award for ‘Interactive Television Services’ — Sunday, September 16, 2007, 8pm-11pm on FOX

Al Gore and Joel Hyatt Arriving at Tonight’s Emmy Awards (behind Actress Ali Larter)
(photo: courtesy ‘Snarky Gossip’)

I’m watching the 59th Emmy Awards on FOX — yes, even on FOX, this year’s Emmys have gone ‘all Green’ — where it was announced just now that Gore’s television network, Current TV, has won the Emmy Award it was nominated for.  Gore’s walking on to the stage now and I’ll update if more news becomes available later tonight.

More below the fold.

To Restore Our Image Abroad, We Need Al Gore

(crossposted from Daily Kos and Truth & Progress)

Foreign policy is the collective face a nation puts forth for the rest of the world to accept or reject; admire or detest; cooperate with or defy; and emulate or ignore.

The objective of foreign policy goals is not just to advance our “vital national interests” but also to project our values of fairness, cooperation, and morality for mutual benefit.  Contrary to the traditions established by both Democratic and Republican Administrations since World War II, an important and essential component has been the pursuit of these goals with the help of our traditional allies. 

For almost all of the Bush Years, American foreign policy has been the face of a dominant bully hellbent on intimidating other countries to get in line and support our perverted agendas, with little or no success.  In other words, our foreign policy face has been that of The Ugly American.

To reverse this ugliness and restore our country’s shattered international image, we need Al Gore to put a human face on these international endeavors.

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