Is Al Gore Running for God?
Al Gore has worked up quite a lather in Hollywood lately, scoring an Oscar nod for his groundbreaking documentary about climate change. He should win and I hope he does, for this one movie alone has done more to immediately unite the world's attention on global warming better than any effort so far. There is even talk of Al announcing at the Oscars his White House bid. So far, just a rumor, one that I hope he will stash back into the same "Lock Box" it came out of. Not that I dislike him, but is another another pro-NAFTA, pro-outsourcing president what we need?
Over the past six months, a curious, intense following of Democrats has been building up buzz for this rumored bid with an incandescent vigor. Huffington Post blogger, Bob Cesca offered this compelling plea for Gore to run which elicted many comments on both sides of the question: Should he run?
From coast to coast, corporate welfare executives, lobbyists and students alike are carrying the torch for the undeclared Gore as if his potential run and then major windfall victory is nothing short of a foregone conclusion --an inevitable, MANDATORY outcome fueled by the dazzling possibility that the former vice president with the documentary and ties to Hollywood could clean up this whole fucking mess of a polluted planet in just 7 days. I do not mean this in a harsh way, but I am skeptical of certain green technologies, like ethanol, that are being funded that have the potential to permanently erode the topsoil. 'Google' this and see what many farmers and agricultural professors have to say. Let's just say that ethanol as a viable energy alternative is controversial. What does this have to do with Al? Well, what kind of green technology investments is he invested in? Will these technologies offer zillions of jobs for the displaced, educated middle class? These are some questions that the media is not asking when it comes to speculation about him running.
I voted for Gore even when it was clear that he had lacked good judgement by playing the sanctimonious card on Clinton over the Lewinsky job. As if that weren't enough, he ran a weak campaign throughout and he looked RELIEVED when he gave his concession speech. I was not the only Democrat disappointed...
I decided to turn to the Toronto Star to ask the Candadians for answers since it won't be long until our border has melted up there anyway and we'll all be carpooling back and forth for their universal healthcare and just be one big, Franglais/Spanglish speaking North American Union