Friday, May 26, 2006

The Rude Pundit on Al Gore

This is exactly right. The Rude Pundit went to the talk Al Gore held in New York after the screening of An Inconvenient Truth and does a little reporting:

Last night, Gore was as you've heard, loose, funny, and smart. Goddamn, so fuckin' smart. Every time he opened his mouth to discuss some aspect of melting ice caps or fuel efficiency, you just wanted to weep, thinking, "Jesus Christ, he won. Motherfucker won. He should be our president right now, not that inarticulate, shit-tossing baboon hunched in the ditch next to Tony Blair right now." What Gore does better than anyone in the Democratic Party right now, from Hillary Clinton to Russ Feingold, is articulate liberal issues as moral callings. Not squishy, feel-good sentiments, but deep in the soul, religious, even, moral purposes. Like, you know, Christians are supposed to do.

Essentially, Gore's mission on global warming is rhetorically similar to George Bush's mission in Iraq: revolution now so that the future can be secure. The difference, of course, is that Gore isn't a liar, and he doesn't have to hype the evidence. Gore approaches his subject the way every politician ought to lead: he knows he's right, and he's so right that others are wrong....

Gore joked (earlier he had called politicians "a renewable resource"), and he said he had "no intention" to run for President. Then he turned it around, speaking quietly, which, whenever he does, it's time to listen. He made a statement about the power of the people, of James Madison's "informed electorate," and about the responsibility of citizens to be active participants in the destiny of the nation. For Gore, running for President would give him the wide national platform to even discuss these issues. But more important to him is a politics of engagement, whether in power or not.

Emphasis added.

The long knives on the right are out for Al already because they know he isn't afraid and won't be turned aside. They have nothing to hold over him and no one to compare to him. If you think the neo-cons hate Hillary (and they do even more than you know), then you ain't seen nuthin' compared to how they hate Al.

Here, idiot Left, here is the person you say you want. Serious, committted, intelligent, determined, 100% dedicated to liberal policies and objectives, and not an ounce of pandering. Al is our next president if you will support him - now and every step of the way to November 2008.

Al Gore - He Won Last Time, Too


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