I made the mistake of reading an article in Salon.
Now that I’ve showered, I thought I’d write about the experience.
According to a fella named Sean Illing, with Hillary’s poll numbers tanking, and with both Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have zero chance of success in the general election, it’s time the Democrats draft Al Gore.
I know. Right?!
Look! Up in the sky! It’s Gore to the rescue!
When I finally stopped laughing (and that was just at the headline), I started to read his, and I used the term loosely, reasoning.
According to Sean, Al Gore has stature. He’s got the experience, he’s got the gravitas, and, he’s made gazillions in the “private sector.” Therefore, he passes the “credibility test by any measure.”
Of course, Sean thinks Gore is hands down THE expert on Climate Change and since Climate Change is an “existential threat” to humanity and the planet, nobody would be better than Gore at rescuing the universe from the weather.
Now, the part of this idiotic article that convinced me that Sean Illing is a tad clueless was this:
9. Vengeance. If we’re stuck with a rerun election (Clinton vs. Bush), most would prefer to see Gore get his vengeance against another Bush. Gore, you may recall, was elected president in 2000 over George W. Bush. For reasons we won’t get into now, that victory was stolen from Gore in Florida, thanks in no small part to Jeb Bush, who was then governor of that state.
Oy. Honey. Let me help you out. By every measure, George W. Bush won in 2000 because he received the most electoral votes. Gore did not win Florida. He lost Florida. Recount after recount showed Gore lost Florida. Take you tinfoil hat off, please, and hydrate.
Nothing says, “I have no credibility to speak on politics” quite like still believing this bullshit.
With Jeb the likely Republican candidate next year it would be a delightful bit of Karmic justice for him to lose to the man he robbed 16 years prior.
Slow down there, Seany. This isn’t your father’s Republican primary. Love him or hate him Donald Trump has completely shifted the dynamic. Americans are fired up and want to be heard. Republican voters aren’t going to be told who their nominee is going to be. Not this time.
And the more they get fired up about fighting to take the country back, the more they want that fire reflected in the candidates. Jeb Bush isn’t firing anybody up. He’s about as incendiary as a wet fart.
But, hey. Leave it to someone who thinks Al Gore would be the Dream Candidate for the Democrats in 2016 to completely misread the tealeaves.
Sean, Jeb is about as likely a lock for the nomination as Dennis Kucinich.
Man, just how desperate are the Democrats that they would seriously consider dragging that fat old has-been out of mothballs?
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