Thursday, July 12, 2007

Get With The Al Gore Rythym

It makes sense. We need Al Gore as the next President of the United States.

Let's review:

He won the election in 2000, but due to the Supreme Court decision George Bush was seated in the White House.

Gore has been right all along about the necessity of us being good stewards of the environment. What was once laughed off as a Goofy Gore sideshow has now been accepted, even by the Bush administration, as being a problem (even if they still claim the problem wasn't due to human abuse of the planet).

He was right on Sept 23, 2002, way ahead of his time, in saying that a war on the sovereign state of Iraq was a bad idea, that it wasn't justified on the reasons set forth by the administration and that it was a diversion from the real war on the terrorists.

And he is right currently, as he points out in his new book The Assault on Reason, that we are slipping quickly away from the democratic principles that our Founders had in mind when they set up the country with it's separation of powers between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches.

He is right in his cogently outlined reasons for impeaching Bush (even though he never actually calls for impeachment in the book). It's time to have an intelligent statesman running the country and, as former President Jimmy Carter says, we have no better than Al Gore. Furthermore, he deserves the opportunity of completing the Presidency that was taken from him 7 years ago.

I called for the impeachment of Bush here in this blog after the warrantless invasion of our privacy by secretly and illegally collecting our phone records was revealed. I wish that was the only good reason for impeachment and that our country was not in such a disastrous state. But we know a lot more now than we did then. The reasons for impeachment are summed up quite well here and a devastating indictment was recently issued by Keith Olbermann on the MSNBC show Countdown and can be seen in this video. I sincerely hope that the Demos in congress have the spine to do what needs to be done. But even if they don't, the Bush era is crawling to a close and we need to look to the future and a return to true leadership, both within our own borders and in the world at large (where Bush has managed to turn a wealth of goodwill into the poverty of distrust).

Al Gore is the best potential candidate for the job and yet he isn't even running for office - YET. You can do something to voice your concerns and desires right here. I hope you'll take a few moments and do so. Even if you think you dislike Gore, your reasons are probably much weaker than you think. Does he bother you because he "talks like an intellectual"? Good! We need a really intelligent President. Swallow your personal disdain and do what's right for the country.


Al said...

Great post John. I think we all should lock Gore into a room and not let him out until he decides to run. If he doesn't, we will be most likely be stuck with a serial liar on the Democrat side (Hillary Clinton) and a rightard to be named later for the Pugs. I like Obama but I think he needs more seasoning, which would make him the perfect running mate for Gore. Otherwise, my choices for '08 will be either Liberterian, Green or Peace and Freedom as I refuse to being forced to making a choice to between either Beavis or Butthead as the choices for the lobbyist, corporate controlled candidates.

heather said...

Excellent post.

What an difference a few more counted votes could have made to the state of the entire world.

John said...

Here's another one for you, Heather. Apparently when Alberto Gonzales worked for Bush in Texas back in '96 he was able to get Bush out of jury duty. They knew that if he did the jury duty, his DUI conviction would become public knowledge. Had that happened, it would have been yet another question mark about him in the 2000 election. It could have made all the difference in a vote that was that close in Florida.

All we can do is go from here. Spilt milk.