Saturday, July 7, 2007

7/7/07 The Draft Gore Movement Grows

The night Inconvenient Truth opened, my wife and I saw it at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. There were about 500 people in the theatre, I remarked to my wife that fewer people than were in the theatre were the difference between VP Gore winning and losing Florida and the 2000 election.

Since losing the election(or did he), VP Gore has dedicated himself to the issue of Global Warming. Gore has always been closely associated with the environment, but the issue has never resonated with the public as much as it does today. In his movie, Gore displayed some of the passion that he failed to convey as a candidate and people want passion in their candidates.

Today VP Gore was center stage on a concert for climate crisis, earlier this year he won an Oscar, he is clearly at the height of his popularity. Add all this to the fact that he received a majority of votes in 2000 and you get the feeling that his entrance into the race would immediately reshape the race. A Gore and Clinton matchup would be a heavyweight fight for the ages. Bring it on Al. Run Al Run!

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