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Title: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: nathanielmark on May 27, 2004, 10:22:11 AM
first the jackass dean endorsement, now the valid, but poorly framed attacks on bush.

that pic on drudge doesnt help either. 

just in case you arent aware i am slightly left of center.  i just think he needs to quit while hes ahead.  i almost think he reflects poorly on kerry at this point.

what do you guys think?
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: corleone on May 27, 2004, 10:26:52 AM

 Hey Green, ever read Earth in the Balance? I checked it out while taking and environmental ethics in politcs class during undergrad.... decent, very decent... my outlook on gore changed slightly after the read.....


  as far as you subject for this post.....  yes i think it has....

  btw i voted for Gore.....

    C.
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: nathanielmark on May 27, 2004, 10:28:57 AM

could you elaborate?  are you saying the book led to you viewing him more in admiration or as a hypocrite? 


 Hey Green, ever read Earth in the Balance? I checked it out while taking and environmental ethics in politcs class during undergrad.... decent, very decent... my outlook on gore changed slightly after the read.....


  as far as you subject for this post.....  yes i think it has....

  btw i voted for Gore.....

    C.
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: corleone on May 27, 2004, 10:41:41 AM


  The former...  check out his Global Marshal Plan...


   fyi, i have been called a tree hugger before....but only by people much larger (or faster) than me...

   C.

   
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: nathanielmark on May 27, 2004, 10:44:29 AM
i always thought he was very bright and had the best of intentions.  he seems to do stupid things though.  i think the way he bullied bush on national tv was what cost him the election. 
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: corleone on May 27, 2004, 10:49:46 AM
i always thought he was very bright and had the best of intentions.  he seems to do stupid things though.  i think the way he bullied bush on national tv was what cost him the election. 


    "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."
 
    thought that was fitting.....
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: jgruber on May 27, 2004, 11:03:59 AM
I think he's stiffness puts people off, but I think many Democrats hold him responsible for letting dubya get into the white house.  he's associated with the 2000 election failure (define it anyway you like) in people's minds forever.
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: M2 on May 27, 2004, 11:30:55 AM
Its a misquote...

Do some research on it.

Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: nathanielmark on May 27, 2004, 11:32:22 AM
thats what i thought also. 


Its a misquote...

Do some research on it.


Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: corleone on May 27, 2004, 11:33:41 AM
I think he's stiffness puts people off  agreed

but I think many Democrats hold him responsible for letting dubya get into the white house.  he's associated with the 2000 election failure (define it anyway you like) in people's minds forever

Well, i went to the University of Florida... so i was smack dab in the center of the "dangling chad" debocle...and in my circle more people blaimed the electoral process and the President's brother than the candidate himself... there are still many people who thinkthat Gore won the election!
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: nathanielmark on May 27, 2004, 11:35:03 AM

these are valid claims, but the reality is that if gore did a better job, florida would not have tilted the election.

I think he's stiffness puts people off  agreed

but I think many Democrats hold him responsible for letting dubya get into the white house.  he's associated with the 2000 election failure (define it anyway you like) in people's minds forever

Well, i went to the University of Florida... so i was smack dab in the center of the "dangling chad" debocle...and in my circle more people blaimed the electoral process and the President's brother than the candidate himself... there are still many people who thinkthat Gore won the election!
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: corleone on May 27, 2004, 11:37:46 AM
...granted



   yo dawgs, wuts good with your signature link?
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: nathanielmark on May 27, 2004, 11:38:40 AM
thats my cousin billy and his rock band.  they are good right?
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: jgruber on May 27, 2004, 11:38:45 AM
I am not saying that Gore is responsible.  I'm saying that he is forever tainted by that election.
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: corleone on May 27, 2004, 11:42:05 AM
I am not saying that Gore is responsible.  I'm saying that he is forever tainted by that election.

  Your absolutely right on with that....

   I have spoken to people who believe G-dub to be one of the most influential presidents EVER.... could this be more off base?
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: nathanielmark on May 27, 2004, 12:09:11 PM
not totally offbase.  he is the figurehead for one of the most influential administrations ever.  i dont think the seperation of political branches has ever been more in jeopardy then it is now.
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: Tobias Beecher on May 27, 2004, 02:17:47 PM
his daughters are hot!

 ;D
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: onehandedreader on May 27, 2004, 04:51:30 PM
i don't think he ever had any political stock.  he stands for all the same things his opponents do, and you can tell how excited the voters were in 2000 by how close the election was.  Al Gore has always been pro-WTO, pro-death penalty, pro-drug war.  he tried to kill the kyoto protocol before any of us really heard about it, he tried to institute sanctions against south africa for importing cheap aids medicine from south america, and when we were sued through WTO because dolphin-safe tuna was a barrier to free trade, he was the one who came up with the idea that as long as the fishermen don't see dolphins caught/dead in nets, tuna is dolphin-safe.  he's always been a scumbag.
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: Jeremy on June 03, 2004, 08:07:32 AM
When Al Gore had his little hissy fit, he just put more nails in his coffin.  I think his best work was on Saturday Night Live.
Title: Re: Is it me, or has Al Gores political stock taken a nosedive?
Post by: jgruber on June 03, 2004, 08:09:45 AM
I lost all respect for Gore when I read that he represented the US at an international conference on AIDS and supported the drug companies by refusing to allow generic drugs to be produced for use in Africa and ensuring that millions would go without those drugs and thus die.