Friday, February 02, 2007

Better Late Than Never


Al Gore may announce '08 Presidential bid after all. 2000 campaign manager Donna Brazile said he might do it at the Academy Awards.

Read the story at Rawstory or Politico

4 comments:

Afshin said...

Eh I'm not getting my hopes up, but against all the other candidates he looks like the most well liked... I find him a formidable candidate that has the popularity to beat Hilary, the smarts to match Obama and Richardson, and the implicit grudge that the Republicans stole his presidency in 2000 and America knows it. And if plays that card right after the primaries he can surely surmount a knockout drive to win the election.

gabe said...

Good points, and I think he'd be really tough to beat in the primary. I'm a little worried, however, that after spending the last 8 years working with MoveOn and the such, he could be easily turned into another caricature. Instead of the lame, boring Al Gore, it will be the uber-liberal firebrand Al Gore, which I personally like a lot better; I'm just not sure if the American people will.

Oh, and Brazile said he might announce AFTER the Oscar's, not during it. That'd be crazy.

Kristina said...

Maybe Gore is seeing how good his luck is by waiting to see if he wins the Oscar and/or the Nobel Prize.

It'd be interesting to see the dynamics change if he entered the race. I've always liked him, and like him even better now. As far as if the public is ready for him, well...with the weather as of late I know a lot of people (including Republicans) talk about global warming...despite the White House's shady attempts to cover it up.

amritha said...

i like gore, im just afraid of running a losing candidate (i mean, i know he really won in 2000 but he still lost the white house). and what does he have to say about iraq? sure, america is waking up to global warming, but iraq is still #1 in everone's mind, and i haven't heard what gore has to say about that yet...