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    Gore mulling third party run in '08

    Former Vice President Al Gore testifies before the joint hearing on climate change on March 21. (AFP/Mannie Garcia)

    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton faces a possible new threat to her presidential ambitions.

    Former Vice President Al Gore has again been entertaining offers to run for president. Gore has been discussing a run for a third party nomination with family and close aides.

    "Al Gore has been energized by the attention he's been receiving as America's leading environmentalist," a political source close to Gore said. "He believes this might present an opportunity to become president or at least try again."

    Sources close to Gore said Ralph Nader has sought to recruit the former vice president to run as the candidate for the Green Party. They said Gore has not rejected the offer and was consulting with family and friends to determine the feasibility of such a candidacy.

    At this point, Gore stands behind Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama in any race for the Democratic presidential nomination. But the polls report that many Democrats who support Clinton could switch their support to Gore.

    Still, Gore, largely estranged from former President Bill Clinton since 2000, is said to have concluded that he stands no chance of beating Hillary for the Democratic presidential nomination. But sources close to Gore said the former vice president believes that he could present himself as a genuine liberal in any general election that would include Clinton.

    For her part, Clinton has been monitoring Gore's feelers regarding a presidential race. The sources said Clinton has expressed concern that a third party effort by Gore could hurt her chances in the general election.

    "Gore is invulnerable on several issues," a political strategist familiar with Gore's consultations said. "Unlike Obama, he can't be attacked as inexperienced; he has much more experience than Hillary. And, he was Bill's vice president."

    Nader, a harsh critic of then-President Bill Clinton, was for a time the leader of the Green Party. Nader has used the movement for previous races for the presidency. Nader's campaign was believed to have spoiled Gore's efforts for the presidency in the 2000 election, particularly in the state of Florida where George W. Bush won by only 537 votes. In 1996 and 2000, Nader was the presidential nominee of the Green Party.

    Over the last month, Gore's profile has skyrocketed in the wake of his Academy Award for his documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," which examines global warming. On March 21, Gore testified to two congressional panels that global climate change marked the greatest danger in U.S. history and issued a 10-point plan that included an immediate freeze on new emissions from cars and power plants.

    "This is not a normal time," Gore said in his first appearance on Capitol Hill since 2001. "We are facing a planetary emergency. I'm fully aware that that phrase sounds shrill to many people's ears. But it is accurate."

    Although a handful of Republicans criticized and questioned his research and the factual basis for many of his claims, many Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works

    Committee viewed Gore's appearance as a homecoming. The Democrats, with Sen. Hillary Clinton sitting on the committee, said Gore was leading a nationwide movement that sought drastic changes in the environment.

    "You have acted for us," said Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat. "You have acted more than anyone else."

    The sources said Gore, who also serves as an adviser to Google, would quietly test the waters in a series of polls in the spring of 2007. They said his high profile will probably be maintained over the next few months when he publicizes his latest book, "The Assault on Reason" in May. The book is said to be an indictment of American politics.

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    What is this? A Moonie April Fools joke??

    1) Al Gore running as anything other than a Democrat is absurd.

    2) Ralph Nader is the last guy he would team up with after the Florida 2000 theft.

    3) Ralph Nader has nothing to do with the Green Party. In fact they deliberately snubbed him in 2004.

    Gore will be back in the game around Labor Day. As a Democrat. And he will be re-elected in 2008.
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    Ya gotta admit Ford, is will be running on the GREEN ticket.
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    Originally posted by scamper
    Ya gotta admit Ford, is will be running on the GREEN ticket.
    oops, "he will be running"

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    Why would I admit that? There's absolutely no evidence of it.

    The Moonies are trying to stir shit up because they know that Gore will get into this race FOR REAL within the next 6 months, and then this forced "Hillary vs Obama" illusion (i.e. white woman vs black man - stir up the racist and sexist paranoia) will be over.

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    Oh shit.... now I see what you said. Yeah, his platform will be GREEN. But it beats the blood red one that Chimpy is using.

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    FORD, out of curiousity, if Hillary and Gore were running mates, would you vote for that ticket?

    What about a Gore/Lieberman ticket? How does that sound?
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    I hope Gore runs, too. I love the comedy I get everytime he opens his fat mouth.
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    Originally posted by EAT MY ASSHOLE
    FORD, out of curiousity, if Hillary and Gore were running mates, would you vote for that ticket?

    What about a Gore/Lieberman ticket? How does that sound?
    Lieberman no longer pretends to be a Democrat, so I don't have to worry about him.

    I don't support Hillary under ANY circumstances, and I doubt Gore would run with her. He's been VP for 8 years already.

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    Originally posted by FORD
    Lieberman no longer pretends to be a Democrat, so I don't have to worry about him.

    I don't support Hillary under ANY circumstances, and I doubt Gore would run with her. He's been VP for 8 years already.
    Lieberman DOES pretend to be a Democrat. He caucuses with them and everything. Without him, the dems lose their majority, so it's easy to say that he is the single MOST important Democrat out there right now.

    Anhjd just hypothetically, a Gore/Hillary ticket. Let's just say he realizes that she has too much money and momentum (and endorsements) that he is just about hand-tied to being running mates with her.

    Let's face it, the Dems NEED a win in '08. If that's what it takes, and let's say even Dean gave it a thumbs up, would you support it?

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    I can't support Hillary, because everything she says and does these days indicates that her foreign policy would be the exact same as the shit we have now. And given her love of corporatism, even the domestic agenda wouldn't improve much.

    Hillary will not get my vote.

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    What about a hypothetical Dean/Clinton ticket?

    Whoa...even typing that made my fingers burn...

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    Al Gore's true agenda is to tie the hands of this country, destroy its economy, create more guaranteed votes via the welfare roles and devalue the US dollar. This is the only way to convert the USA to socialism. That's Al Gore, or as I like to call him....Kyoto.
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    Originally posted by EAT MY ASSHOLE
    What about a hypothetical Dean/Clinton ticket?

    Whoa...even typing that made my fingers burn...
    Howard Dean is a much smarter man than that.

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    Originally posted by studly hungwell
    Al Gore's true agenda is to tie the hands of this country, destroy its economy, create more guaranteed votes via the welfare roles and devalue the US dollar. This is the only way to convert the USA to socialism. That's Al Gore, or as I like to call him....Kyoto.
    George Bush has already tied the hands of this country (up in his sick fascist agenda), destroyed the economy, devalued the US Dollar, and given ridiculous tax "cuts" to those who don't pay taxes in the first place, which drains the treasury a lot faster than any amount of welfare. In the process, he's converted the USA to fascism. That's George Bush Jr, or as I like to call him....unelected criminal Chimp bastard.

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    Originally posted by studly hungwell
    Al Gore's true agenda is to tie the hands of this country, destroy its economy, create more guaranteed votes via the welfare roles
    that doesn't make any sense. people are more likely to vote if they are: 1) educated, 2) wealthier.


    if a politician was trying to get the vote, they'd pander to the higher educated, upper middle class.

    if your goal is simply to buy votes, focusing on the lowest class (welfare) is a waste of campaign dollars.

    in the 2004 elections, 79% of those registered voters with a household income under $20,000 voted. 94% of those registered voters with a household income over $100,000 voted.


    U.S. census data on 2004 election
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    How many threads has BigDoucheBagBrian started about Republican candidates?
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    Originally posted by Nickdfresh
    How many threads has BigDoucheBagBrian started about Republican candidates?
    Quit your whining.

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    Originally posted by BigBadBrian
    Quit your whining.



    You'd have more luck telling Keith Richards to quit taking drugs.

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    Originally posted by Roy Munson
    You'd have more luck telling Keith Richards to quit taking drugs.
    Keith quit taking drugs a long time ago. Snorting his dad was just a special occasion.

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    Originally posted by BigBadBrian
    Quit your whining.
    Whining?

    How is that whining?

    I'm just asking you to be a two-faced pussy...

    You're the legendary crying thread starter...

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    Is this thing on?

    Hello fellas, I was browsing after a few months rest from this place and I guess I didn't delete my account correctly.

    Just wanted to say Gore as a green would spice things up. I think he is full of shit on global warming personally, but he puts an actual qualified candidate SOMEWHERE on the ballot, which is a start.

    Hope you are all doing well.
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    Holy Flashbacks Batman!!

    How the hell are ya?

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    I'm doing well, thanks for asking. Took a much needed break, took a long vacation with the family and now back to work.

    Life is good.

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    Originally posted by Big Train
    Is this thing on?

    Hello fellas, I was browsing after a few months rest from this place and I guess I didn't delete my account correctly.

    Just wanted to say Gore as a green would spice things up. I think he is full of shit on global warming personally, but he puts an actual qualified candidate SOMEWHERE on the ballot, which is a start.

    Hope you are all doing well.
    Hey Train. I don't think Gore would ever run on the Greens ticket. It would be as a Democrat.

    I think he's watching and waiting with the Obama thing, because, I think he too can't stand Hillary.

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    It is interesting. On my side of the fence the only guy I'm remotely interested in voting for is Fred Thompson and that is not an ideal choice either.

    It's going to be slim pickings this election cycle.

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    Originally posted by Nickdfresh
    I think he's watching and waiting with the Obama thing, because, I think he too can't stand Hillary.

    He had his chance to scuttle them and didn't do it. He could've stood up and threw him to the wolves when Clinton lied. He didn't.

    He will always live in their shadows in my mind.

    He's not much of a leader either. He just likes to hear himself talk. Having his wife back in DC sends chills up my spine because she would whip the PMRC back into relevance.

    FUCK THE GORES!
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    Get over the PMRC thing already. All they did was put stickers on CD's, which, as it turned out, actually increased sales for most of the "dirty" music that was branded with it.

    On the other hand, the BCE - Colin Powell's moronic son - version of the FCC has so corrupted the radio and TV broadcast industry that you cant' hear classic rock songs like Pink Floyd's "Money" or the Rolling Stones "Start Me Up" on the radio anymore because they contain ONE so called "obscene" word.

    Words, by the way which are spoken by 98% of the fucking population every day, including the hypocritical BCE themselves.

    The PMRC had nothing on the BCE.

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    Get over Algore...moron!

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    Right after you get over Bushleague and Cheney...

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