** To bring the best possible resolution of the mess the Bushites have created in Iraq. ** To refortify the Constitution which has been under assault from these Bushites-getting rid of unconstitutional laws, like the Military Commissions Act, and re-establishing a reasonable agreement about the checks and balances that establish the boundaries of the separation of powers. ** To reverse the corporate takeover of the federal government of the United States-- a takeover which this Bushite regime advanced by a whole order of magnitude. ** To reconfirm America's commitment to a respect for genuine knowledge, affirming our respect for the ferreting out of the truth through honest inquiry. ** To make the United States a leader, and not a pariah as this administration has made it, in the global process of creating an environmentally sustainable civilization, on that does not create destructive upheavals --such as climate change-- that shake the foundations of the biosphere. ** To rededicate ourselves to the value of honesty in the relationship between leaders and led, recognizing how fundamental has been the betrayal of American democracy by this group of Bushite leaders who have worked assiduously to deceive the people and have embraced no commitment to an honest mutuality between government and people. ** To bring Americans of good will together, rather than work deliberately to drive them apart, as these Bushites continuously have. **To make America trusted and appreciated by other countries in the world, and not held as these Bushites are with a combination of contempt and fear.All these things are aspects of America that have been materially damaged. And America can waste no time in undertaking to repair this damage. We are therefore coming to one of those moments --of which America has had perhaps only three or four before-- when presidential leadership can make a profound difference with repurcussions, for better or for worse, for generations to come. In the next installment of this series, I will indicate some of my reasons for believing that the alternatives to Gore are less promising for this historical moment, and will mostly focus on those alternatives. In the installment after that, I will focus more on the reasons Gore appears to me to be the man for this moment. And in the fourth projected installment, I will indicate how Gore could begin campaigning with a platform and a strategy which will not only help propell him into the presidency but will also provide America with more of the leadership it so desperately needs NOW and for the next two years.