CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Veterans of Al Gore’s past are quietly assembling a campaign to draft the former vice president into the 2008 presidential race – despite his repeated statements that he’s not running.
For the love of all that’s sane, PLEASE do not convince that man to run for president!
His top policy adviser from his 2000 presidential campaign and other key supporters met Thursday in Boston to mull a potential Gore campaign. The participants and Gore’s Nashville office both said Gore, who is in London, is not involved.
He couldn’t even win his own state in 2000, why on earth would the good people of Tennessee, or any other state, go insane now?
“He certainly has the right political climate. How many political candidates are being nominated for Nobel prizes and winning Oscars?” said Dylan Malone, co-founder of AlGore.org and organizer of a political action committee trying to draft Gore.
I’d question his priorities.
In 2002, Gore asked Malone to stop a draft effort he had begun; Malone did. Malone started up again and, so far, Gore hasn’t waved him off.
“The difference is dramatic. His time has come,” Malone said. “We’re raising tens of thousands of dollars fairly easily. Our mailing lists are growing so quickly we have to buy new computers.”
His time came….and went. He’s done so much to damage the image of the U.S. outside the country, I could never trust the man, as a dog catcher, much less the POTUS!
President Clinton was quite popular, so Gore should have been a shoe-in. There’s a good reason why he was not!