When the best Dems have to offer is the 'angry ' Hillary Clinton or a recycled John Kerry, surely all hope is lost. There 's little chance I 'd vote for Clinton after her hawkish stance on the war and the embarrassing way she pandered to wingnuts on flag-burning (is there a bigger non-issue?). As for Kerry? Are you kidding? I was awake in 2004.
Most frustrating is knowing what the Dems have to do to win. And not just win, but literally sweep this cartel of traitors and criminals out of office en masse. It 's such a no-brainer, I can 't believe it 's not regularly trumpeted across the land. Even though sometimes the story pops its head out, the silence from the all-but-state-run MSM is fairly deafening.
The solution to Democratic woes? Run Al Gore in 2008. The guy can 't lose unless, of course, he 'reinvents ' the Internet, gets caught with a dead girl or a live boy. But those latter two would involve a kidnapping, Demerol, and a compliant hooker not beyond the realm of Rovian possibility, just not very likely.
Why am I so convinced Gore would be all but unbeatable? Many reasons, actually.
First, the specter of Bill Clinton has completely faded away. In fact, most people are pining away for those halcyon days where America had a middle class and an economy that worked. Private office blow-jobs, even in the White House, are just so passe. And if the regressives think they can dig up that old spunk-stained blue dress and flog it some more in light of all their boys ' criminal treason and cronyism, then they 're in for a world of political hurt.
Second, the Gore closet is relatively skeleton-free. The best the regressives had on him they used in 2000. There just ain 't nothin ' left. And when you consider that what they did use turned out to be typical regressive lies and bullshit, how would they attack him this time around? Sure, Rove will make up lies as he goes along, but he 'll be preaching largely to the brain-dead already converted uber-regressive choir.
Third, he 'll be guaranteed the sympathy vote. Everybody with a functioning brain knows he kicked regressive ass in 2000 and that BushCo was never legally elected but illegally installed with a 5-4 Supreme Embarrassment vote after Bush-loving regressives went 'wah, wah, wah ' all the way to Court. What better way to reward Gore 's patience by giving him what was rightfully his all along?
Fourth, there is the general perception that Gore has never waffled on his stance on the war. Even though the truth, as laid bare in 'The Rhetoric of Al Gore: Not to Be Trusted ' by Joshua Frank, posted on Dissident Voice and elsewhere, is less than flattering, Gore has maintained the illusion of a consistent opposition to the Iraq War from Day 1. He obviously knows that BushCo was for many months manufacturing its case (the only manufacturing jobs left in the US anymore) for a bogus war designed solely to enrich whatever corporations have their heads furthest up BushCo 's ass. And since we learned from BushCo that everything 's perception, we can let some myths work for us for a change.
The fifth reason is his fairly consistent and outspoken criticism of BushCo 's more horrendous policies. Gore gets high marks and standing Os practically everywhere he speaks because he 's been taking BushCo to task either for lying us into an unwinnable war or illegally spying on us. Both are seriously big issues that Gore can hammer home and repeat ad nauseum till the general public starts to get that BushCo 's raison d 'Ãªtre is to royally screw them, even if it means acting like terrorists to do it.
Sixth, regressive scandals are piling up higher than the dead bodies of innocent Iraqi women and children. Any Democrat who can 't get beaucoup mileage out of the regressives ' pathological criminal behavior and mass murders should turn in their Magic Democratic Decoder Ring. Again, constant repetition of the 'traitor/liar/war criminal ' meme can only help. If there one thing Americans understands, it 's stuff that 's been told to them a bazillion times.
Finally, Gore can easily paint himself as a man of the middle class by attacking BushCo 's blatant cronyism and wealthy corporate favoritism, which have resulted in BushCo 's killing almost 3,000 American soldiers in Iraq, ruined the US economy for at least a generation, sold off American security to the highest foreign bidder, and completely leveled one American city. It 's safe to say that, after Katrina, we 'll be able to count on one hand the number of American Blacks who vote regressive.
So DLC/DNC take heed. A Gore candidacy would put the White House in the bag and run the regressive crooks out of town.
Now if we could just do something about those pesky voting machines ...