Thursday, February 22, 2007

Is Al Gore Running for God?



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
-2Truthy

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

His flick or the Dixie Chics, I pick his. But he's the left's version of right wing fundamentalism if he really does decide to run.A lot of hype for a DC insider with only one issue he knows anything about. Read your good Lou Dobbs article. Notice that none the candidates are talking about the real problems facing most of the country.

angiodr said...

I don't see the halo either, 2truthy.A Gore run would pull third party votes away from the democrats and this country would be stuck with Giuliani or McCain. As a wealthy and connected elitist,(and only an average student, unlike his mentor Bill Clinton)he is insulated from the majority to notice this, much less care about issues on the whole. Politically this would be the worst move Gore could make for the democrats.

DCBAR said...

Great article.

We have a crisis that has been
worsened by the Bush administration. It began with Reagan's conservative swing in 1980 which replaced the advances of FDR's social welfare state. "Faux Democratic" elites are now more defensive and closed minded in their attempt to grab what's left of this Keynesian driven economic shambles. Gore is one of them.

Anonymous said...

Dixie Chicks made a much better doc and better looking:) see it if you have not alrady.
Gore in 2008!

andycollins said...

He is so full of shit. Not that he made a bad movie, but he is all ego and would bungle another run just like he did before. I can understand how some folks would like him to run again. They'll get over it.

JoeC said...

I think Gore can do much more good as a public microphone and thorn in the side of whichever corporate mouthpiece Diebold decides to elect. I really like Gore, but don't forget...he picked Joe "stick it to Lebanon, and Iraq, and Iran" Lieberman as his best man last time around...

2Truthy said...

Hopefully Gore can influence the vc's and Google executives to change their outsourcing policy and hire Americans first, and to respect their right to good wages by resurrecting the social contract.

I am very much in support of Gore's efforts to raise awareness on global warming and for spurring innovation on viable new green technology development.

2Truthy said...

Clarification: I voted for Gore when he ran as veep with Clinton, not his presidential run. I voted for Nader in 2000, and opted against my better judgment to vote for Kerry in 2004. No more two party hacks for moi.