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Posted by NYCGirl in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed May 03rd 2006, 09:52 PM
No, I don't much like the "Ozone Al" nickname (although he's been called worse), but it's a good article by Clarence Page.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columni...

Yes, despite the nattering nabobs of anti-Al negativism, there is no longer much dispute that global warming exists. The only argument centers on how quickly it is going to cause more devastation and how much of it is caused by humans. That's a debate Gore has been itching to have, and his side is looking more prescient by the day and too credible to be ignored.

And what better place to have that debate than a presidential campaign?

Sure, Gore's not running. Not yet. But he has a ready-made base of strong support from MoveOn.org and Howard Dean's army of feisty volunteers. Both groups tap him into the left's richest vein of fundraising and volunteers outside of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) political and fundraising juggernaut. She's way ahead in the polls and in fundraising, at present, but if the significant number of Democrats who doubt she can win the White House needs to coalesce around someone else, Gore is well-positioned to be wooed. And his movie hasn't even been released.

None of this means Gore is going to run, of course. But, if I were Hillary Clinton I'd be looking over my shoulder.
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