Saturday, February 17, 2007

Al Gore is on a Fast Pace

Today's Toronto Star have an interesting piece on Gore's travels and efforts. I love the side article called,
Graph: Gore hectic schedule (.pdf)

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Two Issues Swirling at the DNC Winter Meeting in Washington

Lots of talk so far about two under the radar but major issues. The first is the DNC's endorsement of Washington, DC getting a vote in Congress. Right now the voters of DC don't have a vote. Howard Dean is going to support the effort to change this terrible situation. It is called the "50 State Campaign". Donna Brazile authored the resolution. See the story here.

The second issue is the date of the Washington, DC primary in 2008. It may be changed. Lots of talk about moving it up to the third Tuesday in January of 2008. It has been tentatively been scheduled for the first Tuesday in Feb. But it seems that date won't hold. The new date for DC looks like Jan. 15th of 2008. There are a whole bunch of States that are changing their primary dates too. If they move so should DC. DC shouldn't be on the same date as California for example. California would totally overshadow the DC election. Washington, DC has issues that need to be discussed. We also need to have the Presidential Candidates understand our situation. Al Gore has always been on the right side of the issues which face DC. Now, let's get the other candidates on record. If the leadership of the DNC wants DC to remain on the February 5th date then Howard Dean needs to come to the next DC Democratic State Committee Meeting on March 1st, 2007. The meeting is held in Room 400 of the Wilson District Building, starting at 7 PM.

Stay turned for more information on this rapidly changing situation.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Best Article Yet On Al Gore Running - "Run, Al, Run"

Many of you have already seen this. I am sorry to be late with blogging about this but Rolling Stone has an outstanding article on Gore and the campaign.

Here is the link. Take a look at it. The top of the world is also talking about Gore. Check this out. We'll be hearing more on this in the future.

Cheers to all!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Not a Good Day for Cheney

Poor Dick Cheney! On a day when his eldest daughter lost her composure in a written piece in the Washington Post and attempted to blast Mrs. Clinton, Cheney had a number of other things that didn’t go his way.

Cheney got blasted by Senator McCain over Iraq.

Libby said he was a Sacrificial Lamb. This doesn’t look good for Cheney or Bush and the prosecution must have a strong case for the Libby side to say these things.

Other republicans now are coming out against the policy in Iraq and more republicans will most probably announce their opposition to many more issues. Bush is a wounded leader.

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Horses Are Ready!

We can see that people are now beginning to move out quickly. I think there is a sense that if they don't go out early and try and lock up voters, then they could fall behind or never have a chance once Al Gore comes into the race (let's hope he does). Former Vice President Gore does not have to follow the timetable of the other candidates. That's because he's the strongest candidate. If the others were strong, really strong, they could have waited. But they can't.

Here are the articles from today's NYT's and the Washington Post. I am really struck by Kansas Senator Brownback coming in the race. He's the one to watch. Now that Allen and what's his name from Pennsylvania are no longer in the picture.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

An Excellent Posting Last Week from an Anonymous Source

Anonymous said...

Keep an eye on Senator Brownback. He's got the credentials to gain support of the GOP's right wing that currently controls the party and opposes Bush on Iraq. That opposition could neutralize much of the foreign policy debate in the '08 Presidential race since both nominees will take similar positions. GOP primary candidates who support Bush's Iraq policy (e.g. McCain, Guliani)are goners from the get-go, which is also why Hillary Clinton is problematic as a candidate given her past pro-war votes. Yes, Bush is such a disaster that he's taking down Republicans AND Democrats who went along with the debacle.

Al Gore, of course, never did so.

The only winning strategy for the Republicans in the wake of the disatrous fiasco of Iraq is to shift the debate to domestic issues. Brownback conceivably could be the one to do that. And Gore would be the best candidate to counter with a shift back to global issues, most importantly, climate change. His argument: America CAN reclaim its leadership position in the world by working to solve the most pressing issue facing the planet.

He'd beat Brownback hands down on that one.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

So Volatile Anyone Could Win!

The republican race for President in 2008 is becoming very exciting. Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel was on MTP today and did a very fine job and certainly distinguished himself as a viable and likeable candidate for the republican nomination. Hagel certainly has the background and experience to be President.

Today’s Washington Post has an article by former Clinton special counsel Lanny Davis proposing an odd nomination scenario. He’s talking about McCain-Clinton ’08, Obama-Hagel, and whole bunch of “provocative possibilities”.

I would doubt that any of these different combinations would ever come into being. The stakes are too high, but also, after analyzing the situation I think voters would wonder who was really in charge?

A likely combination which would be unique would be a Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich team. Gingrich is enough of a theorist that he’d think as Vice President he’d have a good chance of becoming President someday.

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