Dems open the smoke-filled room, and Gore pours out

posted at 10:52 am on March 30, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

What could be less democratic than a major political party nominating a candidate for President who didn’t receive a single vote in the primaries? That would create the biggest example of smoke-filled-room politics and the biggest underhanded manipulation by a political party in decades. And ironically, it’s the Democrats who have begun laying the groundwork for exactly that scenario by pushing Al Gore as an alternative to the two candidates who have raised hundreds of millions from their followers to finish in a virtual dead heat:

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.

The bloody civil war between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has left many Democrats convinced that neither can deliver a knockout blow to the other and that both have been so damaged that they risk losing November’s election to the Republican nominee, John McCain. …

Two former Gore campaign officials have told The Sunday Telegraph that a scenario first mapped out by members of Mr Gore’s inner circle last May now has a sporting chance of coming true.

Desperation leads the unwise to folly, and this is perhaps the best example yet seen. The party establishment, which created the superdelegate conundrum that now threatens to split the Democrats, want to avoid that result by pushing not one but both popular candidates out of the race. Rather than having the establishment choose between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, which threatens to have a significant portion of both camps defect to John McCain, they want to enrage everyone by offering the loser of the 2000 campaign as their hand-picked alternative.

Well, good luck with that. In terms of demographics, Al Gore is no Barack Obama. It won’t make much difference whether the establishment picks Hillary, Gore, or the clone of Bill Clinton if they torpedo Obama while he leads in delegates to the African-American voters in the party. Theft is still theft, and putting Obama on as VP won’t mollify them one bit — nor should it. How is that any different than nominating Hillary over Obama, except that Hillary has actually built an electoral following and a large list of contributors?

The notion that this solves anything is patently absurd. Besides, Gore’s biggest issue has already been negated by John McCain, who supports American action on global-warming issues. Gore has done nothing on any other public policy over the last eight years. He played footsie with Hollywood and flew private jets all over the world to scold people over their energy use, and turned himself into a one-note activist who won’t even be able to play that single tone in an election against McCain.

If the Democrats worry about having the establishment make the decision on the nomination — and they should — the worst possible alternative would be to foist a retread who didn’t even bother to enter the campaign as their solution. Even at the best of times, Gore polled behind both Obama and Hillary among Democrats. Can you imagine how he’ll do in the general election, especially as the product of a sleazy backroom deal intended to steal the nomination from two candidates who have worked for over a year and garnered so much support?

All I can say is this: Rove, you magnificent bastard.


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Now that‘s what I call “stealing elections”!

newton on March 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM

Operation Chaos….

All I can say is this: Rove, you magnificent bastard.

Or should that read: Limbaugh, you magnificent bastard.

Keemo on March 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM

Seriously, if the Dumbocratic Party runs Goracle;

I will eat crow;

not badmouth Juan McCain anywhere until after the election;

Just to watch The Goracle’s meltdown when he LOSES again! That would be worth it.

{btw, “meltdown” – no pun intended – gravy}

Branch Rickey on March 30, 2008 at 11:01 AM

And people wonder how the Democrats lost in both 2000 and 2004 to Bush.

Seixon on March 30, 2008 at 11:01 AM

I don’t know. That’s an awful lot of weight to lose by the Denver convention.

JiangxiDad on March 30, 2008 at 11:03 AM

What could be less democratic than a major political party nominating a candidate for President who didn’t receive a single vote in the primaries? That would create the biggest example of smoke-filled-room politics and the biggest underhanded manipulation by a political party in decades. And ironically, it’s the Democrats who have begun laying the groundwork for exactly that scenario

Why on earth would you think it ironic? Whenever have the Democrats seriously considered the name of their party an attribute to be applied to themselves?

Scribbler on March 30, 2008 at 11:03 AM

Bring him on! The eternally self-aggrandizing liar will lose again.

jgapinoy on March 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM

In the scenario where Obama wins the delegates, but is not nominated, the notion that black people in America will vote for the Republican candidate is fantasy.

Obviously, there will be individuals who will vote for McCain. I’m talking here about the majority block of black voters, who have always voted Democrat.

The worst I can see happening is some portion of that majority staying home. The ones that vote will vote Democrat, just like they’ve been doing the last 40 years.

It’s entirely possible that the non-black Obama voters will defect to McCain. But they might have done so anyway. I’m forgetting the name of the effect, where white people say they’ll vote for a black candidate in a poll, but then the election turnout is far different.

stivv on March 30, 2008 at 11:05 AM

Al Gore says the scientific consensus is that he’ll be the next President. Case closed.

RBMN on March 30, 2008 at 11:08 AM

And the seventh hemp-based, patchouli-reeking seal was broken ….

Good one Ed, still laughing!

Zorro on March 30, 2008 at 11:09 AM

I don’t think this is serious – I think it is a crap piece with poor sourcing by the British Media, simply repeating the fevered imagination of an out-of-work democrat operative.

mpbk on March 30, 2008 at 11:09 AM

And he’s a hypocrite, too.

jgapinoy on March 30, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Ed man, what are you doing? You should ENCOURAGE them to make stupid mistakes, not warn against them.

Darth Executor on March 30, 2008 at 11:10 AM

RBMN on March 30, 2008 at 11:08 AM

A GLOBAL Presidency!

9 out of 10 scientists surveyed agreed!

Talon on March 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

I’m forgetting the name of the effect, where white people say they’ll vote for a black candidate in a poll, but then the election turnout is far different.

stivv on March 30, 2008 at 11:05 AM

Yes, but the primaries this year have proven that not to be a problem for Obama. His problem had nothing to do with his race, and all to do with his policies and the content of his character.

Reap what you sow.

JiangxiDad on March 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Sounds like utter fantasy from the Telegraph but it would be amusing to see.

There are too many things wrong with this picture though, not least that Gore would not be willing to surrender his Messiah status *and* take a whopping paycut just to be President.

He’s got a house that uses more electricity than Italy and the carbon offsets that are morally required as eco-penance to cover off. In addition to that he has his role as the Green Jesus to play.

No way he can square that as a mere President.

Ares on March 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Ya know, perhaps you haven’t heard…Gore won the Nobel Prize and the Academy Award.

You really aren’t getting into the proper spirit of leader worship.

Nosferightu on March 30, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Hey, yeah the discussion is SETTLED – Al Gore! For President!

Oh, the joy that would bring across the land. To see the Dims line up behind possibly the largest gasbag of a party of gasbags, and then to see him be absolutely eviscerated in a general election contest, as the American public is acquainted, or re-acquainted with his shameless and self-enriching scam of falsely terrorizing people that the sky is falling…

Yeah, put chicken little out there, Dems. I, for one, would extend you ‘early Christmas present’ credit, in full, for that one.

Wind Rider on March 30, 2008 at 11:18 AM

Possibly it’s not so complex. Gore could be used hammer to beat some sense into Obama and Clinton to broker a deal for the good of the party. The only problem with issuing a threat, for it to carry any weight, you have to be willing to carry out what you threatened.

Hog Wild on March 30, 2008 at 11:19 AM

A GLOBAL Presidency!

9 out of 10 scientists surveyed agreed!

Talon on March 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

The god-king Gore only wants a small gift of land and water…and you submission.

Nosferightu on March 30, 2008 at 11:19 AM

After all the money spent by the Clinton and Obama campaigns; after tens of millions of votes; after campaigning all over the country, clocking up hundreds of thousands of miles; after all that money spent on TV ads, the Democtrats would hand the nomination to a guy who hasn’t received one vote or spent one dime?
Are the Democrats really that stupid?

infidel65 on March 30, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Ares on March 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Why be a president when you’re already king? Can you imagine what the Clintons would do to him? She won’t go quietly. I’ll bet she has 10 file cabinets full from the old days.

a capella on March 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Nothing would amuse me more than the Dems’ HISTORIC race between a black man and a woman being won by a rich white guy.

We’re talking EPIC comedy.

Pablo on March 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM

It’s interesting that the Democrats are so scared of a close race. During the 2000 general election the Demoncrats an the media kept speaking of a “constitutional crisis,” even though it wasn’t. There was a process and it just needed to be followed. It’s the same with this primary.

Again, they don’t like competative races, they want a coronation. Anti-Democratic. Anti-Western. Anti-American.

Nosferightu on March 30, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Wow, could this actualy be a good thing?

Could we then have a debate on Global Warming? Or would McCain make that an off limits subject…

Becuase, the fact is that if we don’t address this now, all the current candidates will destroy whats left of the economy with their Green Agendas.

Romeo13 on March 30, 2008 at 11:26 AM

And the seventh hemp-based, patchouli-reeking seal was broken ….

Heh, I think as they break out the hemp there’s some sunshine in their a$$es too.

What could be less democratic than a major political party nominating a candidate for President who didn’t receive a single vote in the primaries? That would create the biggest example of smoke-filled-room politics and the biggest underhanded manipulation by a political party in decades.

The Democrat party no longer has anything to do with Democracy.

He played footsie with Hollywood and flew private jets all over the world to scold people over their energy use, and turned himself into a one-note activist

And even the UN proved he lied about global warming in his film.

Speakup on March 30, 2008 at 11:27 AM

a capella on March 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Precisely.

I fail to see what he has to gain by becoming POTUS but can clearly see the many things he has to lose.

Ares on March 30, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Are the Democrats really that stupid?

infidel65 on March 30, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Yes!

Branch Rickey on March 30, 2008 at 11:28 AM

I calculated the dem’s have raised almost $500,000,000 in contributions……wouldn’t it be pure irony (“epic comedy” may be a better description) if none of that money went to the candidate they ultimately select to run for President?

If the Goracle is their nomination, would he simply claim “the debate is over” and expect the Country to elect him? Candidly, I would love to see his big fat sweaty arse get pounded by Maverick.

David in ATL on March 30, 2008 at 11:30 AM

Wouldn’t that be a HOOT!!

dalec on March 30, 2008 at 11:32 AM

(Image: fat, sweaty, wild-eyed man, screaming at the top of his lungs…)

He played on their fears!

Jaibones on March 30, 2008 at 11:42 AM

I just love watching the Democratic Party consume itself, one bite at a time.

If we’re really lucky, we’ll keep this fight active right up until the Denver convention. At that point, Bill will physically explode, Hill will be filmed hurling ashtrays and lamps at anyone who’s within 50 feet of her, and the Obama supporters will be leaving the party in droves.

Honey, pass the popcorn… the really scary part is just around the corner. This is gonna be good.

Gartrip on March 30, 2008 at 11:42 AM

(”epic comedy” may be a better description)

David in ATL on March 30, 2008 at 11:30 AM

David, wouldn’t the Greeks have called this a tragedy?

Jaibones on March 30, 2008 at 11:43 AM

I, for one, fully support a Gore candidacy.

Clearly, with the choice being a black guy or a woman, the white guy is the best choice.

The guy who no one voted for in the primary is -always- the best choice.

He -deserves- the presidency, after having it ripped away from him in 2000. Selected not elected comes to my mind immediately. Could very well apply in 2008…somehow.

lorien1973 on March 30, 2008 at 11:44 AM

Is anyone really spinning this story besides Al Gore’s people and the msm?

Blake on March 30, 2008 at 11:45 AM

Operation Chaos….
All I can say is this: Rove, you magnificent bastard.
Or should that read: Limbaugh, you magnificent bastard.
Keemo on March 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM

this is rush’es finishes hour.

after being disted by the msm over his failed mitt support, rush the brain found a way to dish it times 10.

jimmer on March 30, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Gore’s meltdown when he loses will be the biggest release of CO2 in the history of mankind. Things will definitely get hot.

geminicontender on March 30, 2008 at 11:50 AM

lorien1973 is still living in the past like the rest of the dhimmocrats. Nobody stole the election in 2000. Gore was a loser then and he is still a loser today.

geminicontender on March 30, 2008 at 11:51 AM

geminicontender on March 30, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Lorien was being sarcastic.

Darth Executor on March 30, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Not gonna happen. I’m not sure the party that says “diversity, diversity, diversity” is actually allowed to run a white man anymore.

kc8ukw on March 30, 2008 at 11:52 AM

What seems to be the problem here? The super delegates can’t make a decision? Pick one! and go for it!

Oh the agony if you pick wrong, oh the uncertainty and the doubt, oh what to do what to do?

And you people think you are entitled to run the country when you can’t even pick a candidate?

Here’s another suggestion, just to help you out, bring back Jimmy Carter, he’ll know what to do!

rockhauler on March 30, 2008 at 11:53 AM

He -deserves- the presidency, after having it ripped away from him in 2000. Selected not elected comes to my mind immediately. Could very well apply in 2008…somehow.

lorien1973 on March 30, 2008 at 11:44 AM

It is really the right thing to do, isn’t it? To give him that which was taken from him by a flawed system. The chickens have come home to roost. It’s a good thing.

a capella on March 30, 2008 at 11:53 AM

It will not be Al Gore. Gore has significant problems. First, there is increasing scientific evidence against Gorebal Warming. Second, Gore has some fundraising scandals of his own during the Clinton years (e.g., fundraisers from Buddhist nuns). Then there is the problem of Gore bashing the USA in paid speeches abroad. Lastly, selecting Gore does not resolve the identity politics problem of female vs. black. So the probable compromise candidate would not be Gore.

That being said, we can build a profile of a likely compromise candidate. First, the candidate would have to subscribe to the economic and foreign policy pronouncements of both of the present candidates. That is easily done, as many Congressional Democrats share the same worldview. The compromise candidate will also have to stanch the bleeding caused by the identity politics practiced by both Obama and Clinton camps. This would have to be done in two stages. First, to counteract the black vs. female battle, the compromise candidate would probably be a black woman. Secondly, the compromise candidate must have a record of backing the Clintons while they were in office but must also be able to reach out to the far left wing of the party. She must be “authentically” black to get support from the Sharpton-Wright subset of the black wing of the party. She must also be a proven fund-raiser from both domestic and foreign sources (just as the Clintons are master fund-raisers from foreign sources and Obama has the Auchi-Rezko pipeline). The candidate I have in mind has no problem asking Saudi princes for money. The perfect compromise candidate for the Democratic Party would be…….Cynthia McKinney!

chsw

chsw on March 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Won’t happen.

The nominee will probably be Obama. I don’t think Hillary has given up her dream for Prez. If it’s Obama, and McCain wins, watch for Hillary to run again and tell the Dems that they wouldn’t have lost the election if only they’d nominated her.

Meryl Yourish on March 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM

The perfect compromise candidate for the Democratic Party would be…….Cynthia McKinney!

chsw

chsw on March 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM

You nailed it. I was thinking Maxine Waters but then she’s never slugged a cop, has she?

a capella on March 30, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Oh, dreams of dreams…If they even made a sincere effort at the convention, what a sight.
He thinks there is global warming? Wait until he feels the heat at the convention…better name would be the Democratic Convection…
I pray for such a thing…the only thing I fear, is the “unrest” in the inner city if Barack is overlooked. Like I have said, take all of your valuables, and move out for the week and the week after the Dem convention.

right2bright on March 30, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Can you imagine how he’ll do in the general election, especially as the product of a sleazy backroom deal intended to steal the nomination from two candidates who have worked for over a year and garnered so much support?

No, but keep an eye out for a poll and hypothetical matchup between Gore and McCain as early as this week.

CliffHanger on March 30, 2008 at 12:05 PM

Democratic Convection

Hot air rising during our monsoon season. Better recheck my flood insurance coverage.

CliffHanger on March 30, 2008 at 12:08 PM

And people wonder how the Democrats lost in both 2000 and 2004 to Bush.

Seixon on March 30, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Don’t forget, the real reason Gore lost in 2000 was not because of Florida, as the subsequent media recounts showed that Bush would still have won even if Gore had gotten his recounts. Oh sure, there was ONE scenario in the media recount where Gore won, but it applied a ridiculously narrow vote-counting standard that even Gore had said he wouldn’t accept.

No, Gore lost in 2000 because he couldn’t get the voters of his home state of Tennessee to vote for him. If he had carried his own state, he never would have even needed to win in Florida.

He also failed to carry Clinton’s home state of Arkansas, and as I recall he also lost West Virginia, which until then had reliably voted Democrat since the days of Fred Flintstone.

Del Dolemonte on March 30, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Gore for President!
Whose the VP?

and imagine the scenarios as you answer that question.

Canadian Infidel on March 30, 2008 at 12:10 PM

I’m burning incense before my Karl Rove icon even now.

irishspy on March 30, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Joe Sixpack, if he’s any paying attention at all, must be thinking… “The Dems can’t even run a primary, how on earth will they run a country?!”

CliffHanger on March 30, 2008 at 12:12 PM

And people wonder how the Democrats lost in both 2000 and 2004 to Bush.
Seixon on March 30, 2008 at 11:01 AM

I wonder why the elections were so close

Ropera on March 30, 2008 at 12:18 PM

1968!

- The Cat

MirCat on March 30, 2008 at 12:20 PM

As I read this, there is an ad on the right hand side that had Al Gore and whatever whorecause he is pimping..

DaveC on March 30, 2008 at 12:21 PM

if there is the coup and Al Gore is the ‘June Surprise’ nominee, the white house would be on a silver platter for the taking by the GOP.. BUT it won’t happen… not the AlGore thing.. the taking of the silver platter by the GOP.. the Republicans, as a party, always seem content to tie.. never to win..

DaveC on March 30, 2008 at 12:25 PM

David in ATL said:

Candidly, I would love to see his big fat sweaty arse get pounded by Maverick.

Ummm Davey, you might want to think about rephrasing that a bit. ;)

Now, something more important. Who has Rush Limbaugh’s direct number? It’s time to call him and suggest that it’s time for Phase II of Operation Chaos.

Yes, time to start Project “Draft Gore”.
muhahahaha!

evilned on March 30, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Good lord, won’t that bloated dolt ever get out of our faces?

rplat on March 30, 2008 at 12:41 PM

Now, something more important. Who has Rush Limbaugh’s direct number? It’s time to call him and suggest that it’s time for Phase II of Operation Chaos.
evilned on March 30, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Too late; Operation Chaos is entering into Phase 111…
Visit rushlimbaugh.com

Keemo on March 30, 2008 at 12:43 PM

Mr. Wizard, Mr. Wizard…help me, help us to stop Bushism!

…”the worst possible alternative would be to foist a retread who didn’t even bother to enter the campaign as their solution.” I didn’t know that Gorebag was divorced. Anyway, I think Al wants to live (to stop global warming*), that’s why he didn’t bother to enter the campaign. No one knows better than he what the Clintons are capable of…Well, they better do that polling, and pronto!
This is gonna be good.

Christine on March 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

*Al Gore is a major cause of global warming.

Christine on March 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

that picture…
Gore is looking creepier and creepier every time I see him.

edgehead on March 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

There’s NO WAY the Goreacle gets the nomination.

NO WAY.

BallisticBob on March 30, 2008 at 1:13 PM

Desperation leads the unwise to folly

To be fair, the democrats’ first folly was relying on ELECTED DEMOCRATS to make a tough decision.

SouthernGent on March 30, 2008 at 1:22 PM

This is all a diversion by the Hillary people.
Remember Joe Klein was the one who really pushed this last week. And that is one serious Clinton pimp!

TexasJew on March 30, 2008 at 1:33 PM

A little respect please, for the man who invented global warming.

Out of whole cloth.

misterpeasea on March 30, 2008 at 1:44 PM

The only problem with all these scenarios that Gore couldn’t win because Global Warming has been debunked, he’s out of his mind, he profits from carbon credits, and so forth is – if he were to be nominated in August that would not leave much time before election day (November 4th) to vet expose him to the American people.

I could forsee Obama taking him on as his Veep, and dumping Richardson.

Buy Danish on March 30, 2008 at 1:49 PM

I am going to go with Limbaugh you magnificent bastard …

Smoke pouring out of Al Gore gives whole new meaning to global warming.

misterpeasea … you be mostly right. But I think Al Gore invented global warming out of the global cooling flop. You got to hand it to liberals, they sure know how to lie and change.

tarpon on March 30, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Won’t happen. Gore prefers to exist in the ephemeral ether of “what might have been.”

He makes way too much money and has been elevated to celebrity status. It is more fun to passively-aggressively threaten blue on blue and take sniper shots on the red team.

Demi-god status is much more fun than actually having to do anything. Why do when you can just be?

moxie_neanderthal on March 30, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Operation chaos. Yes, we can!

Or the goracle is simply applied with the polit bureau for the position of minister of trutherism.

“And the seventh hemp-based, patchouli-reeking seal was broken …”

locomotivebreath1901 on March 30, 2008 at 2:01 PM

And ironically, it’s the Democrats

Not really. Ironically, that is.

HitNRun on March 30, 2008 at 2:01 PM

He makes way too much money and has been elevated to celebrity status….
moxie_neanderthal on March 30, 2008 at 1:50 PM

His income will just go up with the bully pulpit of the Presidency urging us to buy carbon offsets.

Buy Danish on March 30, 2008 at 2:12 PM

Gore for President!
Whose the VP?

and imagine the scenarios as you answer that question.

Canadian Infidel on March 30, 2008 at 12:10 PM

Chuck Hagel? Joe Biden? The fun never ends with this….

Branch Rickey on March 30, 2008 at 2:15 PM

“Operation chaos”!
Do we sign up to vote for Gore now?

Beat by Bush for 8 years then by Rush for 8… Dems little heads exploding.

Bush giving us a tax rebate to stimulate the economy and got all Dims to sign on to the latest 800.00 per person tax cut while they proclaim long and loud they will raise our taxes. Brilliant, W beating Dems like a drum.

dhunter on March 30, 2008 at 2:22 PM

They need to change their name to The Autocratic Party.

ronsfi on March 30, 2008 at 2:26 PM

… Green Jesus …

Ares on March 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

LOLOLOLOLOL good one

TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 2:30 PM

I want to see a Gore/Dean ticket. Two useless gasbags to “balance” the ticket…

GeneSmith on March 30, 2008 at 2:44 PM

What makes anyone think that the Clintonistas would back Gore ? It would be the end of the road for Hillary if Gore drops in and wins. There wouldn’t be a 2012 redux for her.

After the way the Clintonistas treated Gore in 2000 it would be sweet revenge for him though. Something tells me he wouldn’t mind going down to McCain for no other reason than to drive a stake in the Clintonista beast.

JonRoss on March 30, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Let’s see, you are a True Diehard Democrat, you have given up most of your life these last few months, you are working hard to support your candidate, be it Shillary or B.O., and low and behold, the heads of your beloved Democratic Party announces their Presidential nominee will be Mr. Inconvienent Truth Himself, Algore.

Exactly how many minutes will it be after that announcement before you are seeking either a lighter or a book of matches so as to burn your Official Democratic Party Membership Card?

pilamaye on March 30, 2008 at 2:54 PM

Exactly how many minutes will it be after that announcement before you are seeking either a lighter or a book of matches so as to burn your Official Democratic Party Membership Card?

pilamaye on March 30, 2008 at 2:54 PM

I would be afraid that it wouldn’t be the Party Card that burns but Party Headquarters itself. This thing has the potential for being far worse than 1968.

JonRoss on March 30, 2008 at 2:59 PM

If this gets too heavy I really hope Comandante Markos steps in to sort everyone out – in his capacity as the new voice of the Democratic Party.

Otherwise this could get ugly.

Ares on March 30, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Nothing would amuse me more than the Dems’ HISTORIC race between a black man and a woman being won by a rich white guy.

We’re talking EPIC comedy.

Pablo on March 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Indeed, molasses! Couldn’t read this in fiction, not even in the conservatives’ ‘dark side’.

1. Obama wins the popular
2. Hillary attempts to get the superdelegates
3. Algore gets selected
4. The liberals hail democracy!

Entelechy on March 30, 2008 at 3:33 PM

… Green Jesus …

Ares on March 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

The Green Messiah

Entelechy on March 30, 2008 at 3:36 PM

John Derbyshire is starting to look like a prophet.

WasatchMan on March 30, 2008 at 3:41 PM

This thing has the potential for being far worse than 1968.

JonRoss on March 30, 2008 at 2:59 PM

fingers crossed….

Branch Rickey on March 30, 2008 at 3:47 PM

The nominee will probably be Obama. I don’t think Hillary has given up her dream for Prez. If it’s Obama, and McCain wins, watch for Hillary to run again and tell the Dems that they wouldn’t have lost the election if only they’d nominated her.
Meryl Yourish on March 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM

And the l-o-o-o-ong, perpetual campaigning of Madame Hillary! will begin the day after the general election should she lose in 2008.

Maybe the Dhimmis will rethink their objections to McCain’s “100 years’ war”. /s

onlineanalyst on March 30, 2008 at 3:48 PM

Two former Gore campaign officials have told The Sunday Telegraph that a scenario first mapped out by members of Mr Gore’s inner circle last May now has a sporting chance of coming true.

A Gore-driven strategy to steal the election without the inconvenience of lawyers– or campaigning?

obladioblada on March 30, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Party destroying man-made black hole=Al Gore

saved on March 30, 2008 at 4:32 PM

This thing has the potential for being far worse than 1968.

Only if Bubba Billy winds up bring the one to light the fuse, and odds are, he will be.

pilamaye on March 30, 2008 at 4:46 PM

And people wonder how the Democrats lost in both 2000 and 2004 to Bush.
Seixon on March 30, 2008 at 11:01 AM
I wonder why the elections were so close

Ropera on March 30, 2008 at 12:18 PM

Because in both elections, the “objective” mainstream media was totally in the tank for the Democrat party. Especially in 2004, where Newsweak’s Evan Thomas admitted before the campaign had even started that his media colleagues would add 10 to 15 points to Kerry’s poll numbers. That they did.

Del Dolemonte on March 30, 2008 at 4:47 PM

In 2004 the MSM declared their biased reporting would give Kerry 16 points and he still lost.

jukin on March 30, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Try to think of Gore in the context of the dream ticket of Obama/Clinton. The only way to save mass democratic voter defection is to sweet talk Hillary into taking the lower half of the ticket. Gore might be able to broker that deal.

That would be a boon for McCain. The three of them could be the worst the democrats could have put up in a hundred years. It would be worse that Jack Kemp bailing out on Dole in 96.

JAW on March 30, 2008 at 5:30 PM

The problem with Democrats is demographic. GWB, let’s face it, has been and always will be weak in terms of appeal. But even he beat Dems twice. Dems appeal to rich white yuppies, Blacks, and various grievance groups. That dominates in big coastal cities, and even interior cities. Where that’s pretty much who lives in those places.

They lose in exurbs and suburbs where middle class, mostly white people live. Identity Politics only makes those divisions stronger. Since Dems pursue “punishing” policies against White middle class people on: crime, home ownership, gun ownership. affirmative action, trade, immigration.

Gore is just the natural expression of Apple Computer Yuppiedom of the Democratic Party. They don’t have the pickup truck candidates who could win the middle class demo.

whiskey_199 on March 30, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Gore will never accept the Dem nomination, because he would then be required to debate his anthropogenic global warming views

William Teach on March 30, 2008 at 5:37 PM

I’ve probably already used this line about the DNC mess, but…

The plot thickens.

OneGyT on March 30, 2008 at 6:06 PM

How much carbon is that swarthy nutjob emitting?

Black Adam on March 30, 2008 at 6:15 PM

Ok, let me get this straight…….

Democratic voters who campaigned, financed, and voted for Hillary and/or Obama in the primairies are told to vote for Gore in the General Election……… and then vote for McCain in protest…….

Will they be liable for prosecution?

Seven Percent Solution on March 30, 2008 at 6:36 PM

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