Friday, February 24, 2006

Here Comes Al!

woot! Via TGW, here's an article by Dick Morris about my favorite '08 contender.

3 comments:

stelmodad said...

To me, the best phrase of Morris' article is this:



"The idea that he [Gore] was an incompetent candidate has been replaced in Democratic iconography by the idea that he was cheated out of the presidency. The hiatus has healed his reputation with the base in much the same way that the negative rap on Nixon for losing in 1960 was ameliorated by the Goldwater wipeout of 1964."



I believe he has hit the proverbial nail on the head. As someone who flirted with a career in political consulting - he may be dead on. Following the natural cycle of elections and dominant parties in America, Gore may be primed for a win.

alice said...

I hope he is, but I wonder when he will get around to the fence mending he still needs to do here in Tennessee. I spoke with a woman from Wes Clark's campaign yesterday and it's just a matter of time before he takes another swing at the ball and with Kerry, Edwards, Hillary and Feingold (and then some) also expected to be in the running, the field is likely to be very crowded. Gore may not need us arithmetically, but there's at least a great subjective advantage to bringing your own state into the race...

stelmodad said...

If Gore's in the running Kerry and Edwards should step aside because I honestly think they'd just be liabilities. Edwards may have a shot in the future if he stays the course. I understand Hillary running, but a Feingold candidacy would essentially be handing the Republican Party a victory.



Wes Clark is an unknown to me. He runs such an odd campaign that I don't know what to make of him. Other candidates are out there - a few Dem governors, etc - but we're 2+ years away from seeing any of these campaigns gain any momentum. Should make for an interesting '08.