Liberals Beg The Goracle To Save The Democrats
Buzz up!on Yahoo!With Democrats beginning to voice fears about a long summer of two candidates sniping over electability, the name of unofficial party elder Al Gore has resurfaced. Gore was tossed around early and often as a potential nominee, complete with his own grass roots recruiting party. However, the former Vice President and Nobel laureate assiduously avoided exhortations to run.
[The Goracle demands to be annointed, not run like a common candidate.]
Nevertheless, the Gore question is coming back. Joe Klein is the latest to make the case for Al Gore coming into the Democratic race in the case of a brokered convention:
[Save us, Oh Mighty Goracle!]
"Let's say the elders of the Democratic Party decide, when the primaries end, that neither Obama nor Clinton is viable. ... All they'd have to do would be to convince a significant fraction of their superdelegate friends, maybe fewer than 100, to announce that they were taking a pass on the first ballot at the Denver convention, which would deny the 2,025 votes necessary to Obama or Clinton. What if they then approached Gore and asked him to be the nominee, for the good of the party-and suggested that he take Obama as his running mate? ... A prominent fund raiser told me, 'Gore-Obama is the ticket a lot of people wanted in the first place.'"
[And Hillary is just going to stand on the sidelines and allow this to happen. Also I don't think Obama would be too happy to take the backseat as Veep candidate to The Goracle. Back to square one, Joe.]
Meanwhile, Jason Horowitz this week tried to outline the timing of a Gore endorsement:
[Did Jason first make a carbon credits offering first when presenting his outline?]
"If Gore were to weigh in, he would have to do so before the superdelegates begin breaking for either Obama or Clinton," said a former Gore adviser, after laying out the various scenarios that might prompt the former vice president to get involved. "The superdelegates constitute the last true contest in this race. And for many, Gore is someone they talk to, listen to, and whom a lot of them admire and respect. Having him make a closing argument for either candidate would carry significant weight with some of these last-man-standing voters."
[The Goracle weighs in at about 300 pounds.]
And earlier this week, Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-FL) suggested that Al Gore as an alternate coming out of a brokered convention:
[You mean Florida where the delegates were stripped of their seats thanx to Howard Dean? YEEEEEEEAAAAAGGGGHHHH!!!]
"If it (the nomination process) goes into the convention, don't be surprised if someone different is at the top of the ticket," Mahoney said.
[I'm rooting for Mike Gravel as the dark horse candidate.]
A compromise candidate could be someone such as former vice president Al Gore, Mahoney said last week during a meeting with this news organization's editorial board. If either Clinton or Obama suggested to a deadlocked convention a ticket of Gore-Clinton or Gore-Obama, the Democratic Party would accept it, Mahoney said.
[And royally piss off about half the party. And now to hear from the HUffies on the possibility of The Mighty Goracle as their Savior...]
Considring Gore is wishful erroneous thinking that ain't going to happen.
Wheres this clown Gore been?
[Pitching carbon credits from his snake oil wagon.]
Now that the progressives have discovered their "Jesus" they don't want Al Gore stinking up their ticket!
[No crucification of the Obamassiah will be accepted which means NO veep slot for their beloved.]
If Howard Dean had an ounce of leadership capacity, he'd quash this non-sense post haste. This is a distraction, and provides the illusion of a possible solution. Reality check: Hillary will not step aside. Not for you, me, the media, fellow senators, voters, delegates, superdelegates, or anyone else. Dean should crawl out from under his desk and show some spine.
We need Al Gore to save the world more than the Democratic Party. If Al Gore would lead the Carbon Zero Project as Secretary of Energy he'd be doing both.
[Right now Al Gore is leading the Credibility Zero Project.]
Remember Tipper? She wanted to censor and ban Rock Music...
[Until The Goracle realized he needed recording industry contributions.]
I just don't see why Obama has to take a seat at the back of the bus after all the work he did. Why?
[Because of a massive screwup by Howard Dean. YEEEEEEAAAAAGGGGHHHH!!!]
This would mean the hell with the first woman or the first African-American. The white man comes to the rescue. This brokered deal would be a major insult and would, I think, make the Democratic party look even more hypocritical than it already does.
[Bill Clinton was already the first Black president and the Breck Girl could serve as an alternative to Hillary.]
The Democrats are going to take Obama out and destroy the Party in the process.
[That means we should all hail the coming of The Mighty Goracle!]
we DRAFT GORE at the convention and give either Obama or Richardon the VP spot.
[HUEVOS RANCHEROS! I can never again see the name of Bill Ricardson (or Richardon) without thinking of huevos rancheros.]
Bull Crap he's to scared to stand up and be counted in this mess! Ain't even got the guts to say enough is enough and tell Hillary it's over alll ready and stop destroying the party! Ya, we can realllly count on Gore--Like we can count on Howard Dean to take a stand!
I think if Obama announced his VP choice now (Richardson - and yes, he speaks Spanish in response to another poster) and just acted like Clinton wasn't even there, that would go a long way towards convincing Dems of his inevitability and would stop this nonsense talk of coming up with someone to "give" the nomination to against the clearly stated preference of the majority of Dems.
[An egg is a premature chicken.]
It's time we grow up. It's time the Democratic party stand up and realize there needs to be a solution now. It can't be decided by the delegate count, so why make people go through the bitter battle that could certainly cause the country to continue sinking into the malaise that Moron-Boy
[There is no solution to the Democrat Gordian knot thanx to Operation Chaos.]
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HILLARY GET OUT!!!!!!!
I'm an Obama supporter. And I'm not a fan of Clinton at all. But if Gore comes in and takes the presidential candidacy from either one of them, I will be so PISSED, I will never vote for another Democrat again. It either has to be Obama or Clinton. They've worked for 15 grueling months and Gore's done nothing to campaign. That's so pretentious of Klein--let the white guy come in and take it from the two minorities. Paternalism at its worse!
[The unsolvable Democrat Gordian knot.]
The mere suggestion of a GORE/OBAMA tickets gives me multiple orgasms.