Second look at Al Gore?

posted at 7:01 pm on July 5, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

Allahpundit touched on this idea briefly this week in an article primarily to do with Mitt Romney in specific and the general question of whether or not there are second acts for losing party nominees in the 21st century. But apparently the idea has taken root in a few places, and as he noted in the article, the Daily Caller (or at least Mark Halperin) talked about it without being entirely tongue in cheek.

Mark Halperin, the senior political analyst for “Time” magazine, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday and boldly reiterated his Wednesday Twitter assertion that Al Gore — the same Al Gore who served as Bill Clinton’s vice president — poses the greatest threat to Hillary Clinton’s White House aspirations. Still, he stopped short of saying Gore would run in the Democratic primary.

“I don’t know that Al Gore will run against her, but I do know that of all the other people who’ve talked about running against her, I don’t think anybody has his strengths. And I think Al Gore would like to be president. And I think that if he decided to do it, it would be a matchup worth running,” Halperin explained.

“I think he’s got a better chance of beating her in a primary, today, than any Republican does in the general election,” Halperin continued.

Jay Nordinger at The Corner was on the story as well, though I can’t help but think he was smiling a bit.

Two thoughts: Hillary would then be running as the poorer candidate, right? Or have she and Bill together beaten out Al in the moolah department?

Do Hillary and Bill pool their money? Like, you know — John and Jane Doe?

Thought No. 2.: I don’t have many questions about recent American politics, frankly. If I had the chance to interview Bill Clinton, I really don’t know what I’d ask him. I know what all his answers would be. “Why did you commute the sentence of Susan Rosenberg?” (a Weather Underground terrorist). He’d BS his way through that one, same as all the others.

But there is a mystery surrounding Al Gore: Why didn’t he run for president in 2004?

As for the primary – assuming he was even interested – Al does offer one thing that most of Hillary’s other potential competitor’s don’t. For those in the Left base who are just aching for a carbon tax and somebody who would really do something to stop the polar bears from moving to Minnesota or whatever, he’s got the bona fides. Their most devoted voters are probably more than a little disappointed that Obama never really did anything but pay lip service to the idea in a successful effort to win votes. Gore is the consummate green warrior for them.

How does Gore fare in the general election? The guy is so far left that I think most of the GOP field currently under discussion would beat him handily, but it would make for one heck of a debate stage. And hey.. he could replay that famous stage kiss with Tipper over and over and over and over…


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um, no.

rbj on July 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

NO!!!

meci on July 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Krispy Kreme v. Manbearpig 2016

Battle of the heavyweights!

pain train on July 5, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Chakra Blew, as the French would say.

Flange on July 5, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Well, maybe if TREES get the vote….

Tard on July 5, 2014 at 7:06 PM

All right I looked again and he’s still a fat overbearing self centered know nothing rich azzhat with a carbon footprint the size of Jupiter. Now don’t ask me to look again. I would, however, be willing for a polar bear to looks at him….very closely.

Oldnuke on July 5, 2014 at 7:07 PM

A second look at Al Gore? I almost fell out of my chair laughing. Please, he is a joke.

But there is a mystery surrounding Al Gore: Why didn’t he run for president in 2004?

What mystery? The Dems knew he couldn’t win and he knew he could make a ton of money with his Global Warming scam. This whole thing is a stretch of an very imaginative lib.

major dad on July 5, 2014 at 7:07 PM

… Al does offer one thing that most of Hillary’s other potential competitor’s don’t.

He’s white and male?

Stick a fork in him, if there’s one big enough …

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

All day you’ve posted unimportant or minor stories. Where are the current issues?

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

AlGore rally don’t miss this!

faraway on July 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

But there is a mystery surrounding Al Gore: Why didn’t he run for president in 2004?

Because when he lost in 2000, something broke inside his head.

trigon on July 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

All day you’ve posted unimportant or minor stories. Where are the current issues?

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

While America burns — Zero golfs, the GOP diddles, and HotAir piddles …

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Because when he lost in 2000, something broke inside his head.

trigon on July 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

He was born that way.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Halperin and Nordlinger must have been in a bar near closing time when they came up with this one. It does have the ring of desperation to it, too.

Kissmygrits on July 5, 2014 at 7:21 PM

He was born that way.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

He has plenty of ‘issues’. But, I honestly think he slipped a cog when that whole 2000 election scenario went down.

trigon on July 5, 2014 at 7:23 PM

something broke inside his head.

trigon on July 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Liberalism does this.

faraway on July 5, 2014 at 7:25 PM

While America burns — Zero golfs, the GOP diddles, and HotAir piddles …

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

American Thinker has good stuff.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Honest to god.
Halperin actually gets paid for that nonsense….?
What would they talk about in a debate?
Who is the bigger fraud?

NeoKong on July 5, 2014 at 7:28 PM

heh, Liberalism is a progressive mental disorder.

faraway on July 5, 2014 at 7:31 PM

All day you’ve posted unimportant or minor stories. Where are the current issues? crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Quite the bubble, huh?

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 7:31 PM

And hey.. he could replay that famous stage kiss with Tipper over and over and over and over…

That seems unlikely. Al and Tipper have been separated for several years; they announced their separation in 2010.

J.S.K. on July 5, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I don’t think any Republican will beat Gore or any other Democrat. There are too many leftists and too many blue states.

cat_owner on July 5, 2014 at 7:34 PM

We got al gore nonsense.. and we have this..

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/05/border-meltdown-obama-delivering-290000-illegals-to-u-s-homes/

One is for real. One is not.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Oh,please…..Hell NO. We don’t need another dirtbag, carpetbagger, pos grifter in the White House.
This crapsack of a human already cuddled up with Al Jezeera,sold his soul to the political devil and he would sell America to the first bidder to make another greedy lousy dime.Hell No!

Bakokitty on July 5, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Hello?

Border BREAKDOWN: RESIDENTS REVOLT: MIGRANT BUSES FACE RESISTANCE… PROTESTERS WON’T BACK DOWN… TENSE STANDOFF… ‘F**K AMERICA’: PRO-AMNESTY CROWD BURNS FLAG? 6 ARRESTED… President pushes amnesty at naturalization ceremony… TX Trip: Three Fundraisers –No Border Visit… Interactive map: Government effort to relocate illegals… Obama Look-Alike Killed in Ad… RISK: ISIS ties to Mexican drug lords… Rancher Discovers $2M Pot Farm on Land… Activist distributes flashlights to border crossers… FEDS THREATEN JOURNALIST WITH PRISON… PRUDEN: Wave of illegals risks turning USA into Third World coun 300,000 ILLEGALS

Seems more important.

Just saying… . . .

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

al-Gore vs. Shrillary = Delicious.

petefrt on July 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

AlGore rally don’t miss this!

faraway on July 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

These people aren’t just liberals. These people are definitely mentally ill.

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 7:51 PM

I’d like to see that “I’ve got less money than you do” debate between dull Gore and Killery, along with “I’ve got less carbon miles than you” one too.

31giddyup on July 5, 2014 at 7:56 PM

We got al gore nonsense.. and we have this..

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/05/border-meltdown-obama-delivering-290000-illegals-to-u-s-homes/

One is for real. One is not.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

From the last paragraph:

“When you have a noncriminal [border-crossing ] mother, they are going to be released,” David Jennings, the head of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency in southern California.

Crossing the border ILLEGALLY IS A CRIME, AZZWIPE!

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 7:58 PM

You do realize that if carbon shyster Al Gore marries a black or hispanic man, it’s President Al Gore, right?

ROCnPhilly on July 5, 2014 at 8:01 PM

No love for the Silky Pony?

No one wants to smoke Howie Wowie?

slickwillie2001 on July 5, 2014 at 8:03 PM

You do realize that if carbon shyster Al Gore marries a black or hispanic man, it’s President Al Gore, right?

ROCnPhilly on July 5, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Heh. Slam dunk!

[Shhhhhhh -- don't give 'em any ideas, ROC ...]

ShainS on July 5, 2014 at 8:05 PM

If I had the opportunity to interview the Goracle, I would ask him if the oceans are going to rise at the rate you claim, why on God’s Green Earth did you purchase a multimillion dollar estate on the ocean? Just like those people who think there is income inequality, which there is, my suggestion is if they are serious, all the people at the place where they work should pool all of their incomes, and share equally.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on July 5, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Al Gore has a hard time running to the bathroom.

RickB on July 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM

OT- it’s raining here.
First time in many moons.

I walked outside and let it fall on me.

It’s been like 6 months of dry.

The rain feels great.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Al Gore–the face (and body) of the left. Wonderful

cthemfly on July 5, 2014 at 8:12 PM

OT-

http://radar.weather.gov/radar_lite.php?rid=emx&product=NCR&loop=yes.

Knocks the dust down. Tomorrow will be a great day to haul azz down some dirt roads on the dirtbike.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

If ALgore runs should we expect a Happy Ending?

cat-scratch on July 5, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Chicken shish-kabobs.

They were yummy.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 8:30 PM

crankyoldlady on July 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Ha! Yes. It is a disease, “progressivism” and it gets progressively worse as does the country that listens to “progressives” – that would our country, as it sinks into chaos. All the “progressives” can do is import voters from South of the border.

Jazz, this is so sick – all I can think is that you must be TERRIBLY bored. Stop playing with your navel – that could have been the only way you could have dreamt this all up. Yes, you wrote some fluff to go with it but confess. That fluff is simply navel dust “writ large”, so to speak.

Chuck Ef on July 5, 2014 at 8:32 PM

What fresh round of Hades IS this contemplation of liberal navel lint??

Newtie and the Beauty on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Good Gawd,

Al Goricle will/would govern Earth First
and, Humans Second!!!!!

Just think, school children would be in
worship at a Gaia shrine, three times
daily!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(snark)

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 8:37 PM

What fresh round of Hades IS this contemplation of liberal navel lint??

Newtie and the Beauty on July 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM

NATB: Contemplation of Human suicide!!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Second look at Al Gore?

Only if it’s a jihadist looking through his scope…..

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Speaking of Democrats,…..FLOTUS is perparing for War:

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 51m

Michelle Obama ready “to fight until the bitter end” against GOP efforts to weaken school nutrition standards: http://apne.ws/TVVt2G

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/michelle-obama-fights-gop-school-lunch-rules

canopfor on July 5, 2014 at 8:43 PM

2004?

AlGore was too busy scamming the fools over carbon offsets.

Another Drew on July 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM

If you truly want the economy to tank, vote for The Goracle.

GarandFan on July 5, 2014 at 9:36 PM

No no NO!

neyney on July 5, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Gore versus Romney. somebody richer than Mitt. the press would have a field day.

gerrym51 on July 5, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Pretty scary to think he almost made it the first time.

JellyToast on July 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Nope.

Ward Cleaver on July 5, 2014 at 10:24 PM

60 comments or bust!

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

This could be great entertainment. Puffy legs Hillary (an upper one percenter) vs puffy face Gore (an upper one percenter). Sore losers both of them.

Cue the “out of touch” tags.

joecollins on July 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Even a discussion of a Gore candidacy shows how weak the Dem’s bench is.

Sandbar on July 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I fear Al Gore would be against all types of energy, hydro-electricit, coal, nuclear, and of course oil/gas. Can you imagine what he would do to the military? As Cat Lover says he would win and that would be the final nail in our nation if it has not already happened with the Idiot in the Whitehouse we have now.

garydt on July 5, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I know it sounds ridiculous. Even I think it is a bit ridiculous.

But to all those laughing it up over this, I would remind you Al Gore beat our party’s candidate by a half a million votes, and but for very good work by Karl Rove in FLA, would have been POTUS…

JohnGalt23 on July 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

AlGore rally don’t miss this!

faraway on July 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

All I can say is … wow … just wow.
These folks VOTE and procreate (if their not aborting their own offspring).
Greenies, ELF, etc. They’re out there, yes they are.

Missilengr on July 5, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Second look laugh at Al Gore?

Just sayin’

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 5, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Pevert and hypocrite.

Krupnikas on July 5, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Second look at Al Gore?

…well…there are two of him now!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 6, 2014 at 12:21 AM

If this post doesn’t clue people into the fact that jazz is a raving liberal I don’t know what will. In the entire post, the one obvious fact not stated, not implied; algore is bat@$*% crazy. Clinically insane. Babbles like a deranged homeless guy on the corner and molests massage therapists so often hotels tell him there aren’t any available in the entire city he is staying in. But jazz will consider his running for president a credible possibility. al sharpton and ed schultz think algore is a wack job but “conservative” commentator jazz thinks he would be a serious contender. The nation can only hope the democrats put him up, a sloth with an “R” behind his name would beat him in a landslide.

peacenprosperity on July 6, 2014 at 12:42 AM

I did reconsider Al Bore…..

…. And threw up in my mouth a little.

Tard on July 6, 2014 at 12:45 AM

This country is screwed

neyney on July 6, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Relive the kiss? Tipper divorced him after the sex poodle incident.

arhooley on July 6, 2014 at 2:05 AM

With alGore in the WH, instead of a First Lady there’d be the First Masseuse.

Chakra.

petefrt on July 6, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Relive the kiss? Tipper divorced him after the sex poodle incident.

arhooley on July 6, 2014 at 2:05 AM

True, but look what hillary put up with to become First lady

Lord Whorfin on July 6, 2014 at 5:58 AM

@wolly1492 on about raining for the first time in 6 months:

..it’s called the monsoon season; happens annually. It’s why there’s all those cactii and rocks and shite around you in AZ. Want more rain? Live in Seattle.

The War Planner on July 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Gore is delusional, a borderline psychotic, and a liar–a perfect fit for the Democratic party leadership.

zoyclem on July 6, 2014 at 6:45 AM

For those in the Left base who are just aching for a carbon tax and somebody who would really do something to stop the polar bears from moving to Minnesota or whatever, he’s got the bona fides.

Can you imagine how much fun the true environmental left and the mocking right would have with ManBearPig in a National Conversation about catastrophic AGW? Finally, America would come together to flay the pig that is Al Gore over his ludicrous BS on global warming vs. his gargantuan personal carbon paw print.

Jaibones on July 6, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Al Gore may be a delusional psychotic and up through the 1980s this would totally disqualify him from making a comeback. But, as you may have noticed, thanks to our immigration policies and far left swing of our educators, it’s a far different country out there. Example-through 1968 New Jersey could usually be counted on in the Republican presidential column but, thanks to heavy Hispanic immigration, Republicans no longer have even the remotest chance. Example-Northern New England (NH, Maine, Vermont) used to be safe GOP country. Now thanks heavy leftward education–not to mention immigration from liberal Mass and NY–all three are now reliable Donkeys. Succinctly–immigration (both domestic and foreign) and left wing educational brainwashing have made it a kinder, gentler world for delusional psychotics, misfits, psychopaths, paranoid schizophrenics and just your run-of-the-mill incompetents and petty thieves.

Also

Delusional psychotic Barack Obama was REELECTED
Delusional psychotic Hillary Clinton is the CW favorite to be our next president.
If they can get there, so can Gore–or Charles Manson or Bowe Bergdahl or the bum off the street for that matter.

MaiDee on July 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM