Sunday, July 30, 2006

A writer for the St. Petersburg Times has a terrific column today on Al Gore. She ends the article by asking Al Gore to run for President. "Give it one more try". I have been saying all along that if Gore runs he wins. It is that simple. However, the tricky part will be timing. He can’t go in the race too soon, because the MSM will beat him up, but he can’t wait too long either. There are 10 other candidates’ waiting/wanting to jump into the race. I have confidence that Al Gore and his people will select the exact right moment to get into the race.

Friday, July 28, 2006

The Friday Line: Gingrich, Gore and Another Early Look at 2008

The Washington Post has a positive look at Al Gore. Check it out because it discusses tealeaves. We are all trying to read any signals that Al Gore might be putting out whether or not he’s running for President in 08. I think he’s going to run because he cares deeply about what happens to this country, and he sees the United States going in the wrong direction. Al Gore, with his positive experience, can change the direction we’re going.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

From The National Journal

They report out the vote totals for the DNC's RBC Meeting.

At the end, it wasn't even close: NV's the Caucus state and SC's the primary state. Here's the vote breakdown: it's worth noting that Harold Ickes and Donna Brazile both were pro-AL and AL still lost. Why am I not surprised?

They go on to post the vote totals and who voted which way. Very interesting results. To their credit NH voted with Washington, DC.

They also set the dates when the various caucuses and primaries will take place. Let the games begin!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Check out the election results after you have voted!

Al Gore has over 60% of the vote. Check it out.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Al Gore as movie star and rock star!

Here’s an interesting article about what Al’s been up to lately. His movie has made millions of dollars! He’s very popular on TV. I really loved that SNL skit. Great fun. There is also a skit out which looks like something from Futurerama. What do you think?

Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune wrote a terrific column today. Check it out you'll find it interesting. The world always needs good leadership. Leadership makes the difference between a great country, great company or great anything. This is why we need Al Gore so desperately! Gore is a great leader. He'll get us out of these troubles! I have faith!!

Monday, July 03, 2006

The 4th of July in Washington, DC

Supporters of Al Gore, for the 2008 Presidential election, will be fanning out in the crowds tomorrow at the Palisades (Washington, DC) 4th of July Parade. We’ll try and have photos posted later if we get some good pictures.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Attacks on Gore begin .... again

They have started again. The right-wingers… (you know the people that want to get us involved in wars in the middle east), republicans …(you know the people who are happy that our country’s values and basic rights plus civil liberties are being trampled), and other conservatives… (you know, those guys and gals who can’t run things correctly, have run the US into tremendous debt and mortgaged our future to a totalitarian communist state). Yes indeed ladies and gentlemen, these are the very people that are now attacking Al Gore. Why? Because they know that Al Gore, if he gets the Democratic nomination will beat any and all republicans, even a McCain/Jeb Bush ticket, which is the team I think the republicans will run against an Al Gore and Bill Richardson ticket. The other possible tickets may be Al Gore and Virginia Democratic Governor Mark Warner. Al Gore because he’s a Southerner offers so many possibilities for selecting a winning V-P combination. For example, any one of these northerns would be an excellent selection, Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean, Joe Biden or even John Kerry would balance and strengthen the campaign, and we wouldn’t want to take Massachusetts for granted nor the forget about the decisive Catholic vote. I should really mention all the possibilities there are with a Southerner or Westerner on the ticket as V-P with Al Gore.

In today’s Washington Post there is a really weak and not too serious article by two inside the beltway political consultants on Hillary Clinton running for President. They try and build a few arguments on why Hillary could win the Presidency. Does anyone remember Geraldine Anne Ferraro? 1984 started out well for Ferraro, and I have the utmost respect for her, but things went down hill pretty quickly. My sense is this is exactly what would happen to Hillary’s campaign too. Look, she faced a weak opponent in her first election in NY, and he self destructed in the campaign. She didn’t look too strong in the beginning but got lucky in the end. NY has a tradition of taking new comers to elections, i.e. Bobby Kennedy. So, in a year that Al Gore ran so strongly in NY it is no wonder that Hillary won in NY. I don’t buy this idea that she’s strong.

Washington campaign consultants don’t really care who wins. They just want money, access and the good life that Washington, DC offers, or the good life in the lower tax haven of Northern Virginia. So, when someone says that Bill Clinton will help Hillary win because he’s so popular, etc. Remember, that Bill will also be a distraction in the campaign too. Because this will allow the republicans to conjure up all that past history with questions like “what Bill will be doing up stairs when Hillary is in the Oval Office”? She won’t look so strong with that discussion going on. And, don’t forget, voters will not be too sympathetic with her when she’s running for President. After all, the President safeguards our safety and sympathy for Hillary won’t be part of the equation at that point. People will vote for the other candidate.

Those positive polling numbers for Hillary are suspect! Don’t the other candidates for President poll like that too? It is just that Hillary has extremely negative polling numbers while the others don’t.

The political class in Washington DC don’t care about good government too much. Why should they? They make their money by being insiders. If an honest politician gets elected they don’t have the access and thus the money. This is why we need to see elected honest politicians. We need people who care more about the America people and their issues than the issues of the political class who work inside the beltway.

Al Gore is that person we need elected. But I can see why he’s not the choice of the insiders or the republicans. He’s honest. And, he has integrity. He’s running an amazing campaign right now. He’s defining himself to the voters, not allowing others to define him.

Looks like Mike Gravel will be speaking to the DC Democrats this week, in preparation for the Washington DC early primary/caucus which will be held in late January or early February of 2008.

Go Gore!!