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posted at 10:41 pm on March 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

“Plans for Al Gore to take the Democratic presidential nomination as the saviour of a bitterly divided party are being actively discussed by senior figures and aides to the former vice-president.”

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BTW, anybody else think it’s such strange karma that the dems were the ones gleefully awaiting a brokered convention a few months ago? (You know, when it was supposed to be the repubs in scattered confusion?) Guess it’s that old saying, be careful what you wish for, you might get it.

Dave_d on March 30, 2008 at 1:21 AM

u r so right… i’ve been saying this ever since McC was given the big nod. it’s so fun watching the dims work their talking points, until they suddenly don’t.

TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 1:32 AM

Could this really be true? The New Black Panther Party, Al Sharpton, and several dozen media-hungry black liberation theology preachers would all go on TV, and speak approvingly of Al Gore being the nominee instead of their guy? Something like this could only happen in a work of historical fiction. Like something called, “The Protocols of the Elders of the Democratic Party.”

smellthecoffee on March 30, 2008 at 1:22 AM

all of the above would lose major ground if Obama is elected. how do u keep making a good living at a race baiter if the USofKKKA has a black president? that has to let soooome air out of their balloon…

TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 1:38 AM

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, after Gore is selected, “Amerikkka, damn you.

Entelechy on March 30, 2008 at 1:31 AM

Jeremiah Wright?

Al Gore?

One bastard goes in, another one comes out.

Tuco on March 30, 2008 at 1:39 AM

Think of all of the energy it will save, if they just cancel the convention and give the nomination to Gore.

Johan Klaus on March 30, 2008 at 1:41 AM

Al Gore = sphyxter

Seven Percent Solution on March 30, 2008 at 1:42 AM

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, after Gore is selected, “Amerikkka, damn you. You are the most racist country in the world. I hate all Whites

Entelechy on March 30, 2008 at 1:31 AM

You want to know who you are Jeremiah Wright? Huh? Huh? You don’t, I do, everyone does… you’re the son of a thousand fathers, all bastards like you!

Tuco on March 30, 2008 at 1:42 AM

Al Gore = sphyxter

Seven Percent Solution on March 30, 2008 at 1:42 AM

LOL. “you should feel proud” LOL

TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 1:48 AM

Gore “Sigy, you have no idea how big I am, do you?”

Entelechy on March 30, 2008 at 12:51 AM

I like big fat men like you Al. When they fall they make more noise.

Tuco on March 30, 2008 at 1:54 AM

u r so right… i’ve been saying this ever since McC was given the big nod. it’s so fun watching the dims work their talking points, until they suddenly don’t.

TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 1:32 AM

Hillary would be absolutely horrendous for the country if she were elected, but it would be great theater to see her payback all those who hitched their wagons to Obama.

She doesn’t strike me as the sort who would ever forget, and would likely go out of her way to crucify someone who acted against her.

What is happening now would be a picnic compared to her in the White House going after her enemies.

91Veteran on March 30, 2008 at 1:59 AM

Doesn’t work that way. Delegates. He has none. And no, they will not jump to him after the first vote.

pat on March 30, 2008 at 3:12 AM

Obama is the most clueless person who ever ran for president in the history of the nation. He is an ignorant fool. He must have slept thru all his classes.

pat on March 30, 2008 at 3:14 AM

SECOND LOOK AT AL GORE!

He can attack Bush’ policy on Iraq from the right, criticizing him for ignoring Iraq’s ties to terrorism, and Iraq’s efforts to “aquire nuclear weapons technology through a global network of front companies.”

silverfox on March 30, 2008 at 3:17 AM

It will not happen.

Well, let me clarify my statement.

The “party elders” might try to do this but it would be like throwing gasoline on a fire. They are living in a fool’s paradise if they think that both Obama and Clinton will gracefully step aside for the Goreacle no matter what the party might offer as a “booby prize” for them doing so. They are kidding themselves if they think the rank and file at the convention will just goosestep along with whatever comes out of the party leadership, too. If they try this I am going to guess that half of the delegates (at least) will walk out and go home.

The hole the Democratic party finds itself in now is one that it has been digging for itself for the last 40 years when the radical left wing and the identity/agenda driven took control of the party. They have succeeded in turning the party “big tent” into an insane asylum and they turned the asylum over to the inmates when they made Howie Dean the party chairman.

They have sown the wind for the last 40 years and now they are reaping a bumper crop of whirlwind.

Nahanni on March 30, 2008 at 3:57 AM

Of course there is no way on earth Obama and Hillary would ever agree to it, and they each have enough dedicated supporters to block “the Gore option” if it came down to that.
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But it won’t. Citizen Gore belongs to the World now. Not just your average common-people world, but “the World.” As in a Great Green Utopian World. As in, “We Are The World,” but “We” is “He” and “He” is the World.
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Did you know he won the Nobel Peace Prize? For crying out loud, that makes him larger than life, like Gandhi or King or Arafat or that North Vietnamese commie. He isn’t coming down from the World he knows to your dirty little polluted world with all your dirty little commoners. He already had to pretend to tolerate his inferiors in prior campaigns. How distasteful . . .
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Nope, sorry, no way Citizen Gore will return to your worldly politics. He sits atop his massive piles of money and ponders the Imponderable Questions these days; why would he give that up and let Chris Wallace ask him questions?

Adjoran on March 30, 2008 at 4:16 AM

I don’t know that the Party Bosses would have a hard time selling the idea to the party faithful. Imagine the prestige of running a Nobel Prize winner as a candidate, even if that Nobel Prize was won for a big old lie. The Environmental Wackos would certainly unify behind it. If in addition they could get Obama as a VP, that would bring most of Obama’s supporters back into the fold. Hillary would object, but her objections would be useless. The Feminists wouldn’t vote for McCain, while the Obmamaniacs might out of spite in case of Hillary being given the nod.

No matter who wins this year, we get a Liberal in the White House. Obama, Clinton, Gore, or McCain. Me, I’m voting for Hillary, even if it’s a write in. I think she a little more conservative than the RINO Maverick John McCain.

Snake307 on March 30, 2008 at 4:19 AM

The Democratic Party will be saved?

Insha’Al’Gore

Ares on March 30, 2008 at 5:44 AM

Look at the picture you posted, Allahpundit.

It’s a modern day Moses controlling the eye of the storm with four fingers.

http://media.hotair.com/wp/wp-content/cachefly/images/2007-06/gore-wave.jpg

In other news, former Vice President Al Gore announced today that he will no longer wear underwears.

Mr. Gore explained in an interview with CNN that his defunct underwears were made of cotton which is a very harmful material that contributes to Global Warming.

But the former Vice President refused to explain how substituting a cotton underwear with a leather thong can prevent Global Rashing.

Indy Conservative on March 30, 2008 at 6:17 AM

They have succeeded in turning the party “big tent” into an insane asylum and they turned the asylum over to the inmates when they made Howie Dean the party chairman.

Nahanni on March 30, 2008 at 3:57 AM

Agree. Serious (ie, not smart alec) follow up qustion: How is it possible that so many Americans who are educated, hard-working, tax paying, seemingly normal people, just can’t see the benefits of smaller gov’t/lower taxes/less corruption? How can people be so blind that they support the democratic party which wants to take away their freedoms AND their money? I really do not get it.

JustTruth101 on March 30, 2008 at 6:40 AM

Doesn’t work that way. Delegates. He has none. And no, they will not jump to him after the first vote.

pat on March 30, 2008 at 3:12 AM

If neither Mr Obama nor Mrs Clinton has the 2,025 delegates needed to win the nomination, and if both appear unable to beat Mr McCain, under one scenario a group of about 100 party elders – the “super-delegates” – could sit out the first ballot in Denver, preventing either candidate winning outright, and then offer Mr Gore the nomination for the good of the party.

That’s at least what the British Telegraph has to say about it.

Rod on March 30, 2008 at 7:07 AM

“Plans for Al Gore to take the Democratic presidential nomination as the saviour of a bitterly divided party are being actively discussed by senior figures and aides to the former vice-president his hyperinflated ego and his id.”

Entelechy on March 29, 2008 at 11:29 PM

Hah! Mr Nail Head, meet Mr Hammer. Perfect.

soundingboard on March 30, 2008 at 7:50 AM

I doubt very much it’ll happen. In fact, I’ll bet Allahpundit’s iPhone and next paycheck (I never gamble with my own money) that it won’t.

But imagine for a moment that it did happen. What percentage of Clinton and Obama supporters would vote for McCain out of spite? Sweet. And then, the Goracle would have to disclose his sources of income. What percentage of his income came from his global warming fear-mongering over the past six or seven years do you figure?

It might finally trigger a discussion of how the vested interest of a handful of people is what’s really driving the global warming/climate change industry.

flipflop on March 30, 2008 at 7:57 AM

Algore may be able to save us from Gorebal Warming, but he can’t save the Dem party from the wrath of its black constituency if it denies Obama the nomination. So as a compromise candidate, what good is he?

petefrt on March 30, 2008 at 8:08 AM

Rush has said that Gore will never run because he would then have to engage in discussion about global warming. He would no longer have the free ride he has now of not being questioned at all about his “convenient untruths”.

I agree with that. He would have to give up building his empire of carbon credit sales and suffer having his “Nobel Fleece Prize” image tarnished.

garry on March 30, 2008 at 8:15 AM

“Nobel Fleece Prize”

garry on March 30, 2008 at 8:15 AM

Heh. I like that.

flipflop on March 30, 2008 at 8:36 AM

garry on March 30, 2008 at 8:15 AM

I mostly agree with you and Rush. But there’s lingering doubt that Algore’s ego can ever be quieted. He was raised to believe someday he’d be President. No matter how many Fleece Prizes and how much money he makes from the carbon offset racket, his little psyche probably still aches from his election defeat, and would find sweet the prospect of vindication.

petefrt on March 30, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Selected, not elected.

BKennedy on March 30, 2008 at 9:07 AM

Anyone who believes in global warming caused by humans has the same mental disorder immersed in an egocentric warp as those who believed that the world was flat in order to feel better about their self-made false concept of our solar system and the universe.

There’s nothing new about Gore’s new age religion. If anything, he’s a throw back to the Dark Ages that even denied the knowledge of the Classical Ancients in order to promote and contain the population masses in the power system of Roman universal church priesthood. He is an amalgam of pre-Christian “uncivilized” pagans and the worst of power mongers throughout history. Gore has no theology other than fascistic Statolatry with himself, of course, as the messiah. The same goes for Hillary and nObama. They belong to the church of the man made world. (Hillary does not fit the role of any female goddess of fertility or compassion, so she either plays Sheeva or plays man along with the big boys.) In their decadence, these Democratic leaders would impersonate Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

To my understanding, the American Democratic Party has become “The Revolution of Nihilism” today. “This movement is totally without ideals and lacks even the semblance of a program. Its commitment is entirely to action….For [Democrats] National Socialists there was and is no aim they would not take up or drop at a moment’s notice, their only criterion being the strengthening of the movement.” So said Hermann Rauschning, speaking as an early Nazi who broke from Hitler, quoted by Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism, page 55.

The Democrat Party would infuse every defeatist program that they’ve imbred into our US government this past century with new blood money (our death tax and income tax for starters) to feed their power orgy.

To hell with PC.

maverick muse on March 30, 2008 at 10:03 AM

If Al Gore is considered the savior of the Democratic Party, the Party is in deep deep deep doo-doo.

pilamaye on March 30, 2008 at 10:33 AM

Al Gore is the perfect solution to the Dems Dilemma.

It’s all in the “Marketing”

He’s already got the “Green” and “Global Warming” vote.

A few days in a tanning salon will get the “Black” and “Hispanic” vote.

And, a pair of fish-net stockings for the “Female” and “Gay” vote.

I mean, after all, if the “typical” Donk electorate will fall for the Obama-Clintoon routine, they’ll fall for anything.

Go Al!!!…YAAAAY!!!

franksalterego on March 30, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Nahanni on March 30, 2008 at 3:57 AM

Good post, Nahanni. The thought of anyone being handed the nomination who never received one vote really sticks in my craw. And this nonsense with the democrats did start in the 60s and has lasted for 40 years. Bill Clinton was supposed to be a movement back to the center and look how that turned out. Anyway, if Gore gets the nod, I will be running wild in the streets.

Blake on March 30, 2008 at 10:44 AM

Are you sure it’s not Republican party elders urging him to run?

I can’t believe no one else has said this yet, but,

Rove, you magnificent bastard

theregoestheneighborhood on March 30, 2008 at 10:45 AM

It’s funny, but my first thought at reading this was, “Oh, please! Please, please, please!”

Politics never disappoints. Unless Gore decides not to run.

theregoestheneighborhood on March 30, 2008 at 10:47 AM

I’m not clear on why Algore would give up a cushy job to go back to low-paying government service.

Love him or hate him, Gore coming out as the nominee would throw McCain’s camp into chaos.

Mew

acat on March 30, 2008 at 12:41 AM

You have a point about McCain (time to back off on Global Warming hysteria, Johnny Mac!) but shed no tears for the possibility of Al taking a pay cut.

He profits directly from carbon offset schemes.

And don’t forget, in addition to the aforementioned penguin voting bloc, he also has the polar bears and caribou locked up.

Buy Danish on March 30, 2008 at 11:02 AM

Further to the above^^ A devotee of the draft Al Gore movement asks for help debunking news about Gore’s carbon offset profiteering.

So far the results have been less than spectacular.

Buy Danish on March 30, 2008 at 11:26 AM

I mostly agree with you and Rush. But there’s lingering doubt that Algore’s ego can ever be quieted. He was raised to believe someday he’d be President. No matter how many Fleece Prizes and how much money he makes from the carbon offset racket, his little psyche probably still aches from his election defeat, and would find sweet the prospect of vindication.

petefrt on March 30, 2008 at 8:58 AM

you are forgetting his Fat, Bearded stage. he was in mourning, thinking Deep Thoughts. rebuilding his ego’s roots, going back to his younger more vital college days. back to when he was the subject of a famous book when he had his own dreams. dreams of being an eco-warrior. he burst forth on the world with a new plan, a bigger plan. he will never give that up, his new ego ideal will look down in bemusement at those who think he will step down from on high to save their silly little party. or something like that…

TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 12:26 PM

How would he get the nomination? Even if he got every single superdelegate, he’d by over 1,000 off from winning.

amerpundit on March 29, 2008 at 10:50 PM

i’ve been looking all over for hard facts on how the Dim’s actually vote at their convention. from what i have been able to gather, there are major differences btwn the rules used by each party. the RNC rules seem to flow from each state’s party rules. most of which follow the first vote based on popular votes rule, with changes being allowed on subsequent votes. some need to vote the people’s choice for the second and perhaps even the third rounds before they can change. a few states allow no changes regardless. compare this to the DNC rules:

7. Roll Call for Presidential Candidate:
a. After nominations for presidential candidates have closed, the Convention shall
proceed to a roll call vote by states on the selection of the presidential candidate.
The roll call voting shall follow the alphabetical order of the states with the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and the territories treated as states for the
purpose of the alphabetical roll call.
b. A majority vote of the Convention’s delegates shall be required to nominate the
presidential candidate.
c. Delegates may vote for the candidate of their choice whether or not the name of
such candidate was placed in nomination. Any vote cast other than a vote for a
presidential candidate meeting the requirements of Article VI of this Call and
Rule 12.K. of the 2008 Delegate Selection Rules shall be considered a vote for
“Present.”
d. Balloting will continue until a nominee is selected. The nominee shall become
the candidate of the Democratic Party of the United States for the Office of
President upon the conclusion of his or her acceptance speech.

If I read this section right, there isn’t even a “first vote” rule. I had heard that was the case in some news reports, but finding a hard link to a story saying so has proved… difficult. anyone with more/better info, please post it.

TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM

The hole the Democratic party finds itself in now is one that it has been digging for itself for the last 40 years when the radical left wing and the identity/agenda driven took control of the party. They have succeeded in turning the party “big tent” into an insane asylum and they turned the asylum over to the inmates when they made Howie Dean the party chairman.

They have sown the wind for the last 40 years and now they are reaping a bumper crop of whirlwind.

Nahanni on March 30, 2008 at 3:57 AM

Marvelous summation of liberalism.

Adjoran on March 30, 2008 at 4:16 AM, and
maverick muse on March 30, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Two excellent comments.

Aside from all the fun, this has been a very interesting thread.

Entelechy on March 30, 2008 at 2:43 PM

“Plans for Al Gore to take the Democratic presidential nomination as the saviour of a bitterly divided party are being actively discussed by senior figures and aides to the former vice-president.”

Al Gore has aides? To do what? Calculate his carbon footprint?

HitNRun on March 30, 2008 at 3:06 PM

…you are forgetting his Fat, Bearded stage.
TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Heh. Nope, just suggesting that his recovery may have been superficial and incomplete.

petefrt on March 30, 2008 at 3:44 PM

Heh. Nope, just suggesting that his recovery may have been superficial and incomplete.

petefrt on March 30, 2008 at 3:44 PM

… superficial and incomplete? surely you jest sir!

TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 3:48 PM

Al Gore has aides? To do what? Calculate his carbon footprint?

HitNRun on March 30, 2008 at 3:06 PM

Nah. To calculate his carbon credit profits.

theregoestheneighborhood on March 30, 2008 at 5:07 PM

HitNRun on MaHitNRun on March 30,

Al Gore has aides?

I thought that Gore has aids.

Johan Klaus on March 30, 2008 at 6:14 PM

That should have been; I thought you said that Gore has aids.

Johan Klaus on March 30, 2008 at 6:17 PM

Dims count all the votes except Michigan and Florida and give the nomination to a guy who didn’t get any….

Brilliant…so much for disenfranchizing the voter…

Maybe we could try it in the general election and appoint Bozo The Clown a much better choice than the other 4….

dhunter on March 30, 2008 at 6:46 PM

Run Al Run. Hmmm do I detect a Rovian plot? Could this be the work of some vast right wing conspiracy?
->Cue evil laugh

Buttercup on March 30, 2008 at 6:51 PM

Stocking up on p-corn.

davidk on March 30, 2008 at 7:41 PM

Gore is the Dem’s Politics of Fear “candidate.”

Connie on March 30, 2008 at 7:48 PM

Obama vs Clinton
Gore vs Earth

Mojave Mark on March 30, 2008 at 11:48 PM

Didn’t you watch H&C the other night? It was all the Republicans fault, at least in Florida’s case. Once Colmes explained it, it was all clear to me. He’s quite enlightened.

TheCulturalist on March 29, 2008 at 11:21 PM

It was Colmes’s nadir. Crist didn’t stop the Dems from imploding. Musta consulted Rove.

Akzed on March 31, 2008 at 3:35 PM

jermiah wright is what came out of algore’s a** after he took a c**p this morning.

todd76705 on April 1, 2008 at 12:34 PM

then algore looked in the bowl, saw what he had done and said, “look, my running mate.

todd76705 on April 1, 2008 at 12:35 PM

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