Archive for Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gore endorses Obama

June 17, 2008


— Al Gore made his debut in the 2008 presidential campaign Monday night, encouraging voters to back Barack Obama because "take it from me, elections matter."

The former vice president's speech at the Joe Louis Arena was part endorsement and part blistering attack on the man who denied him the White House eight years ago.

"After eight years of incompetence, neglect and failure, we need change," Gore said. "After eight years when our Constitution has been dishonored and disrespected, we need changes."

In 2000, Gore won the popular vote but lost the disputed election to George W. Bush, who captured Florida and its electoral votes after a divided Supreme Court ended the re-count of ballots. Since then, Gore has made combatting global warming, his signature issue, and has been recognized worldwide for his effort - from an Academy Award to the Nobel Prize.


Flap Doodle 9 years ago

Where is the Gorester's former running mate?Oh hey, Lieberman is in the McCain camp.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

"What if Gore would have won"From what we know of Gore now, he was definitely not Clinton, and rather than picking up on Kevin's mostly distorted/exaggerated/fabricated list as a primer for bad government as BushCo did, I think it's fair to say that the very worst problems we now have would never have been created.

yourworstnightmare 9 years ago

Best part is, McCain is a liberal.He is trying to paint himself with conservative stripes, but his record in the house and senate show him to be a spotted liberal.His record is more liberal than at least a third of the senate democrats.I can say with full confidence that a liberal will be elected president this year.Stupid republicans.

jaycee 9 years ago

If you will check history you will find that the USA lost more soldiers under Clinton/Gore than we have under Bush.What we will get with Obama and Gore are two liars, one claims he invented the internet and the other that will lie about his preachers and his past.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

Despite your wishful thinking, Kevin, Gore's and Carter's endorsements will be a net positive for Obama, while McCain will be wearing BushCo's legacy like a concrete necklace.

Daytrader23 9 years ago

Just think............What if Gore would have won....................

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

Clinton was president, not Gore. That's not to say that Gore bears no responsibility for many of Clinton's excesses, but even those pale in comparison to the actions of BushCo, and hypothesizing that Gore would have taken the same actions as BushCo is completely unsupported and unsupportable.

notajayhawk 9 years ago

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus (Anonymous) says: "A good place for someone who obviously would prefer to be a Republican."Which just adds to the very, very long list of things boohoozo is completely ignorant about.So, clownie, if he's such a Republican wannabe, what does that say about the Democratic party who ran him for VP?Lieberman won as an independent because he represents the views of his constituency - all the Democrats, Republicans, and Independents of the state of Connecticut. I realize a politician who represents the people he was sent to Washington by is a completely foreign concept to clown-rants-from-bus, that in order to be an acceptable politician a person has to be a mindless ideologue like the clown. And it was exactly that kind of thinking that got the Democratic party to dump Lieberman for an idiot that was unelectable and was used to wipe the floor by Lieberman as an Indie.Seems the Dems haven't learned much since then.>>>"take it from me, elections matter."I heard a clip from Obama on the radio today echoing this rant - "If you live in New Orleans, elections matter." Funny, but the only statewide election in Louisiana since Katrina saw a landslide victory for a Republican governor. I'm glad the people there realize elections really do matter.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

"It kind of demonstrated that a Gore endorsement is worthless or, worse yet, a negative."Then you should be really happy about his endorsement of Obama.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

"Both men have become jokes. "Only to those who get all their "news" from Faux News."Oh hey, Lieberman is in the McCain camp."A good place for someone who obviously would prefer to be a Republican.

EXks 9 years ago

Rush LIMPbaugh's web site sez McCain's a LIBERAL!!!

yourworstnightmare 9 years ago

This is more trouble for McCain, to have a senior statesman like Gore endorse his opponent in such an inspiring and effective way.First, McCain was against the Bush tax cuts before he was for them.Next, McCain cancels an event with Clayton "sit back and enjoy it" Williams. Smooth.The lobbyists leave the McCain campaign like rats from a sinking ship. The Straight Talk Express indeed. McCain can barely speak, stutters and sputters, is obviously confused, and is flip-flopping all over the place.He changes his position on taxes, the economy, and Iraq as the wind blows.Ending the war is "not too important", he says. What a foolish old man.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

Gore would have been criticized just as vehemently by the usual suspects if he'd made an endorsement 3 months ago.

Flap Doodle 9 years ago

Interesting that Pope Prius I waited until the Democrat horse race was over before he placed his bet.

BigDog 9 years ago

Best part is, McCain is a liberal.He is trying to paint himself with conservative stripes, but his record in the house and senate show him to be a spotted liberal.His record is more liberal than at least a third of the senate democrats.______If being a liberal is a concern to voters then Obama's campaign is over ..... his record already shows he is the most liberal Senator in the US Senate. He complains about the national debt while making campaign promises to spend hundreds of billions more.McCain is slightly right of center politically ... where most Americans are on issues

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