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Saturday, March 25

Al Gore’s Moral Strength and Leadership

In this morning’s papers from the west coast, there is word that the former Vice President of the United States, a tireless leader for the environment, spoke about the wonderful job being done in the city of Seattle. This beautiful city is working hard in the environmental arena, making the world a little bit better and a little bit healthier. Al Gore congratulated them on their efforts.

And, talking about good efforts, how about those Dixie Chicks? You’ll remember, in 2003 they were a little critical of this administration. Because of their remarks there was a boycott of Dixie Chick music. Well now they’ve come out with a new album. If you have a moment check out their lyrics to the lead song on the album below. Song sounds pretty good.

With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’
It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter
Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

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Monday, March 20

This Would Be Incredibly Sad For The Country If Al Gore Were Not To Run!

AP: Gore Not Planning to Run for President

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Former Vice President Al Gore said Monday he's not planning to run for president in 2008 but hasn't ruled out a future in politics.

"I'm enjoying what I'm doing," Gore told an audience at Middle Tennessee State University, where he gave a lecture on global warming.

"I'm not planning to be a candidate again. I haven't reached a stage in my life where I'm willing to say I will never consider something like this. But I'm not saying that to be coy; I'm just saying that to be honest - that I haven't reached that point."

Gore, a Democrat, in 2000 lost to President Bush in one of the closest presidential elections in history.

Gore, who has previously said he had no plans to be a candidate, occasionally delivers speeches on global warming other environmental issues, often criticizing Bush administration policies.

He has also helped found a new television network, Current TV, that started in August and mostly features documentaries by young filmmakers.

Gore told the audience Monday that the world faces a "planetary emergency" caused by global warming and must take immediate steps to reverse the atmospheric changes.

Ed Note (NeuvoLiberal): What Mr. Gore said here is not very different from his statements in October of last year. He still enjoys an extra-ordinary degree of support among grassroots and "netroots", as can be seen in this recent poll, and the diary, and especially this impassioned comment by a well-known critical commenter at Daily Kos. Mr. Gore, we will honor and respect whichever path you eventually decide to take. But, there is an ocean of support out there for you, and should you choose to run, I firmly believe that you won't be left to fight your battles alone the next time.

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Saturday, March 18

Global warming to be Gore's topic at MTSU

Former Vice President Al Gore will discuss global warming during a public lecture Monday at Middle Tennessee State University. The lecture, part of MTSU's Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies Lecture Series, is slated for 4 p.m. in the State Farm Lecture Hall of the university's Business and Aerospace Building. It is free and open to the public, university officials said.


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Thursday, March 16

Virginia Dem Wants Al To Run

But really, who doesn't?

Democratic Congressman Pushes for Gore to Run Again
Wednesday, March 15, 2006

WASHINGTON-Democrat Al Gore, who in 2000 lost one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history to Republican George W. Bush, should run for president in 2008, a congressman said Wednesday.

Questioned about the contest, Democratic Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia said: "I'd like to see him get into the race."

"He won the popular vote in 2000, and I think he's even stronger and more committed," Moran said Wednesday on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

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Tuesday, March 14

Is Gore Still Looking for Votes in Florida? He Won Florida, the election was Stolen

by The Nation

Al Gore returned to Florida this weekend. And you know what that
means. (Insert joke about butterfly ballots, hanging chads, Katherine
Harris and Jews for Buchanan.)

He still uses the line about being a "recovering politician." It
still draws laughter. But those of us who've followed Gore know he's
emerged from the political wilderness as one of the most eloquent
critics of the Bush Administration, a favorite among the Democratic
base and even a dark horse for the '08 nomination. By all accounts,
his foray into Florida, campaigning for state candidates, only
boosted his political fortunes. From the Orlando Sun-Sentinel is report.

"Welcome back, Mr. President!" someone yelled from the crowd as Gore
took the stage.


"This was the scene of a crime," said West Palm Beach Mayor Lois
Frankel, whose son, Marine Capt. Benjamin Lubin, has served in

"We're very proud of him," Frankel said of her son. "But I can
tell you, if Al Gore had been president, my son would not have
been at war."


"I want to give you a couple of reasons to redouble your efforts,"
Gore said.

"Voter fraud!" an audience member quickly offered up, to the delight
of the crowd.

Gore smiled.

"I'll let others talk about that, but I like some of what I heard out
here," he said.
Call it the looser, freer, funnier Al. Gore 2.0. Maybe if he returned
to politics Gore would instantly tighten up and start babbling about
lockboxes. But--risking the scorn of many--I think he could pull a
Nixon or Reagan and win back the presidency.

IF he's willing to take on his former boss's wife.

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Monday, March 6

Former V-P Al Gore On The March

Oh how sweet it is! You know you are on a roll when the right wing nut jobs come out from under their rocks and start getting edgy with Al Gore. We had a very interesting situation today where two articles came out 4 hours apart. One news story was this weird and far-out diatribe with the pleasant title of "Al Gore – fool, demagogue". Here's the article if you can care to look at it. It is fine by me if you don't look at it because it is trash. One of the things the guy says is, Al Gore's interest in the environment is "politics". The threat of global warming, "This is not science. It's politics." What do these guys eat for breakfast to come up with this stuff?

The reason these off the wall articles come out like this is because the right wing knows Al Gore can unite the Democratic Party and win the Presidency. And their response is to attack Gore and the positive issues he supports. The strategy is to define and tear down the other candidate. They are trying to create a negative buzz about Gore now with the goal of defeating him and helping an ultimately weaker Democrat.

As luck would have it, another article appeared from the Guardian Unlimited, in the UK. Take a look at it too, as it is much more positive and outlines all the things Al Gore has been doing recently. You'll be amazed with the positive energy Gore has.

He'd make a terrific President. He certainly knows the issues and has the energy and stamina to be the Commander in Chief.

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