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Is "Green" Al Gore Back?
April 21, 2002 2:26 PM   Subscribe

Is "Green" Al Gore Back? In a NY Times Op-ed he slams the Bush "energy policy": "Under the presidency of George W. Bush, the environmental and energy policies of our government are completely dominated by a group of current and former oil and chemical company executives who are trying to dismantle America's ability to force them to reduce the extremely dangerous levels of pollution in the earth's atmosphere."
posted by owillis (21 comments total)

 
Does anyone even care if he's "back" anyway? Seems like he's come "back" five times already, and nobody's really paid any any of the times.
posted by dagny at 3:21 PM on April 21, 2002


any any = any attention
posted by dagny at 3:22 PM on April 21, 2002


So his new platform is "I'm going to say what I really mean...this time!"
posted by Mick at 3:52 PM on April 21, 2002


I really do hope Gore runs again and gets the nomination. We could finally settle this thing once and for all.
posted by aaron at 3:57 PM on April 21, 2002


aaron, you're THAT confident that Bush would win? I have my doubts.
posted by BlueTrain at 3:59 PM on April 21, 2002


No, it would just be settled once and for all.
posted by darukaru at 4:00 PM on April 21, 2002


So his new platform is "I'm going to say what I really mean...this time!"

Works for me, if he sticks with it. But I'm afraid it is probably more like "I'm going to say what I really mean... until I get the nomination."
posted by spilon at 4:06 PM on April 21, 2002


I like Al Green. He's one of my favorite singers.
posted by mikegre at 4:26 PM on April 21, 2002


aaron, you're THAT confident that Bush would win? I have my doubts.

Well, yes I am, although I was thinking more along darukaru's lines when I posted. It would settle things once and for all, regardless of the winner.
posted by aaron at 4:27 PM on April 21, 2002


No, it would just be settled once and for all.

The only way it would be "settled" is if we had a complete recount the first time around. 4 years later, the state of the union is completely different and both sides would make more excuses after the results were posted. It's over...both sides need to get over it. Fix the voting irregularities and try to make the election fair, but please...Gore vs Bush in 2004 won't settle anything. Wait wait, my fault, it will settle it for people who haven't realized that the election was over 18 months ago.
posted by BlueTrain at 4:41 PM on April 21, 2002


gore spoke at the florida democratic convention and sounded very much like a candidate, people at the convention seemed very happy. the speech was nice too. on the national side though there is still debate about whether gore should run or maybe someone like John Edwards, people seem to think he's young and attractive. maybe compared to clinton... anyway, my hope is that the dems don't lose the senate right now :)
posted by rhyax at 4:49 PM on April 21, 2002


It will settle it for people who haven't realized that the election was over 18 months ago.
Exactly.
posted by darukaru at 6:03 PM on April 21, 2002


I like Al Green. He's one of my favorite singers.

Al Green is a big Gore supporter. I saw him sing in Memphis at rally for Gore. I got a kick out of it -- the crowd really believed in "audience participation." Hence why I saw Al Green and didn't hear him.
posted by jennak at 6:58 PM on April 21, 2002


Its not about the election, its about the environment.

Too bad people don't want to know to the facts.
posted by redhead at 7:17 PM on April 21, 2002


If the Dems nominate Gore again they deserve to lose. How stupid can a party be? (Don't answer that.)
posted by mrhappy at 11:15 PM on April 21, 2002


How stupid can a party be?
<mumble>george w. bush</mumble>
posted by owillis at 1:19 AM on April 22, 2002


No, it would just be settled once and for all.

Or lead to a 'best out of three' contest.
posted by vbfg at 2:20 AM on April 22, 2002


Wasn't he supposed to stay in his lockbox for another year?
posted by martk at 6:56 AM on April 22, 2002


I think Gore should run again. If only because he could have the best campaign slogan ever: "Reelect Gore in 2004".
posted by bshort at 7:48 AM on April 22, 2002


there is still debate about whether gore should run or maybe someone like John Edwards, people seem to think he's young and attractive.
I'd rather Edwards do a better job of being my senator for a few more election cycles. NC has a lot of Jesse Helms to make up for, and I don't like seeing Edwards diverted by a presidential bid. As much as I'd like to, I won't vote for him if he runs.
posted by Dean King at 8:19 AM on April 22, 2002


Say, as long as we're on elections, does anyone have any opinions on instant runoff voting? I discovered this last night and it seems pretty interesting.
bshort: I prefer 'Gore: Four More Years', of all the snarky campaign slogans.
posted by darukaru at 8:45 AM on April 22, 2002


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