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Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:04 PM

 

Al Gore: "not ready for Hillary".

Al Gore is not ready for Hillary. At least, not yet.
By NICK GASS * 11/10/15 * Politico

"It's still too early, in my opinion, to endorse a candidate or pick a candidate," the former vice president told People magazine Tuesday in an interview to preview his 24-hour climate-change telethon, which starts on Friday.

Gore, who has in the past described Clinton as "extremely capable," went on to say that any predictions about how the race will turn out would be "premature," adding that the "election is still a full year away. I think I'll wait to wade into it."
The Democrats' 2000 nominee gave no indication that he would make another run for the White House himself.

"I have taken no steps whatsoever in the direction of a candidacy and my answer has been the same for 10 years now or more and you probably heard my answer before: I'm a recovering politician and the longer I go without a relapse, the less likely one becomes," he told the magazine.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/al-gore-hillary-clinton-215700#ixzz3r8lgMtGA

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Reply Al Gore: "not ready for Hillary". (Original post)
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 OP
bravenak Nov 2015 #1
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 #2
bravenak Nov 2015 #3
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 #5
bravenak Nov 2015 #6
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 #29
bravenak Nov 2015 #31
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 #33
bravenak Nov 2015 #34
karynnj Nov 2015 #38
bravenak Nov 2015 #39
karynnj Nov 2015 #40
bravenak Nov 2015 #41
Warren DeMontague Nov 2015 #11
bravenak Nov 2015 #12
Warren DeMontague Nov 2015 #14
bravenak Nov 2015 #15
SunSeeker Nov 2015 #16
Warren DeMontague Nov 2015 #18
bravenak Nov 2015 #19
Warren DeMontague Nov 2015 #20
bravenak Nov 2015 #21
Warren DeMontague Nov 2015 #32
karynnj Nov 2015 #23
Major Hogwash Nov 2015 #35
karynnj Nov 2015 #37
MBS Nov 2015 #4
Major Hogwash Nov 2015 #7
chillfactor Nov 2015 #8
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 #9
Major Hogwash Nov 2015 #10
okasha Nov 2015 #13
Major Hogwash Nov 2015 #22
okasha Nov 2015 #24
Major Hogwash Nov 2015 #25
okasha Nov 2015 #30
Betty Karlson Nov 2015 #36
Codeine Nov 2015 #17
Major Hogwash Nov 2015 #26
Codeine Nov 2015 #28
Thinkingabout Nov 2015 #27

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:05 PM

1. Al Gore: NOT READY FOR BERNIE

 

He did not endorse Bernie Sanders.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:08 PM

2. True. I copied the Politico headline. Guilty. -nt-

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:11 PM

3. I know. Coulda said O'malley and it woulda worked too.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:19 PM

5. Some defensiveness is showing

 

you could take it as the Left-handed complement it is.

i.e. the conventional wisdom says "Gore will endorse Hillary" at some point,
which is sort of implied by the headline.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:22 PM

6. His endorsement is not important to me.

 

I have no prob with him going for Bernie.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:34 PM

29. Nah. who cares?

 

I'm sure if Gore had endorsed Hillary today, Hillary fans would barely have noticed nor cared;
and there would be nary an OP about it.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:44 PM

31. You know I only ever voted for Obama, right?

 

Millennial. Did not care for Gore. Or Kerry.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:58 PM

33. Well, we have 'not caring' much for Gore in common

 

You and I actually agree on something. Imagine that.

But actually I do think his work on climate change helped to
wake us up, so I'll give him that.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #33)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:01 PM

34. I Also agree with you about his climate change work!

 

Boom!

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Response to bravenak (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 05:12 AM

38. hearing this, I really do not want to see you saying

All Democrats should vote for Clinton in the General election. Both 2000 and 2004 were very important and both Gore and Kerry were and are decent men. Kerry was to the left of HRC and he had at least as good a record with human rights issues.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #38)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 06:20 PM

39. How old do you think I am?

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 06:27 PM

40. No idea, but the way you phrased it, you were not interested enough in Gore or Kerry to vote

Given your question now, it sounds like you might be under 29 - thus unable to vote in those years - which opens the question of why you thought it necessary to diminish them.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #40)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 08:22 PM

41. Not eligible for Gore.

 

Moved to another state and could not register in time for Kerry. Still did not like them. Only like Obama. Still.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:55 PM

11. Why would he endorse Bernie Sanders? We keep hearing that Bernie Sanders isnt a Democrat.

Ive been accused twice, now, in the past week or so, of "not being a Democrat" (not to mention the mile-long list of other undersirable traits that come with the maligned stain of "Sanders supporter" because I dare to express support for Sen. Sanders in the primary process.

So I'm sure all the real Democrats here agree that Former VP Gore is, likewise, a real Democrat, so expecting him to endorse Sanders is unrealistic, not to mention he would be thrown out of the party, the way some people seem to deludedly believe they are entitled to do to folks such as myself.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:16 PM

12. Excuse me? Bernie is NOW a Democrat!!!!

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:28 PM

14. You shoud be more sparing with the exclamation points.

We could be facing a shortage at some point.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:32 PM

15. I got a box at costco.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:36 PM

16. LOL

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Response to bravenak (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:41 PM

18. I FUCKING LOVE COSTCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

People will be gettin' weed at Costco, in a few years. Mark my words.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:43 PM

19. I HOPE SO!!!!!

 

Since I get my snacks there anyway.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:49 PM

20. You ever try those Stacy's Pita chips?




Good shit, Maynard.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:50 PM

21. I might have to give them a shot. I always go straight for the same things I always get. I'm boring.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:50 PM

32. Little bit of that Sabra Hummus, you're good to go.

Tough on the dental work, though, so be careful.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:04 PM

23. If that were the title, have you thought what it would mean?

It would be suggesting that Al Gore, Bill Clinton's VP, who knows Hillary Clinton more than almost anyone in politics was so much more likely to endorse anyone against her -- that Gore, one of the most conservative Democrats when in office was EXPECTED to endorse Bernie Sanders.

Note that in 2008, Gore endorsed Obama only in mid June 2018 -- after the primaries ended with Obama having more delegates than Hillary Clinton. This suggests that he was stayed neutral and then endorsed the nominee. The difference this year is that everybody and their grandmother are endorsing HRC.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 01:54 AM

35. A wag of the finger and a tip of the hat to Karen!



The wag for this part ----> " . . . Gore endorsed Obama only in mid June 2018."
Do you see how in 2015, that doesn't make any sense?
Karen, Karen, Karen, how could you ever make that kind of a mistake?



And a tip of the hat for remembering when Al Gore endorsed Obama.
And to think I thought I was the only one paying attention when Al made his ground-breaking endorsement that year.
In June.
After the primaries.

HA!





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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #35)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 05:05 AM

37. it was 2008, not 2018

Just a slip when writing.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:18 PM

4. I agree with Gore's statement about the unpredictable nature of this election.

I think we're still in for a very wild ride.
This is going to be a very long and (at least for me) anxious 12 months.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:33 PM

7. Wow, this is huge.

I think this says about all that needs to be said about Hillary's chances of ever getting in to the White House.
He was Bill Clinton's Vice President for both terms, and yet he prefers to wait until later to endorse someone.

I think this speaks volumes about just how afraid Gore is to incur the wrath of the Clintons for endorsing Bernie now.


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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:46 PM

8. really?

I think you are hoping Gore endorses Bernie....i would not count on it.....I think Gore I just waiting to see how things work out...a bit early for Gore to be endorsing anyone.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:51 PM

9. Bernie IS the one who flatly said "Climate Change"

 

when asked what the most serious national security issue is for the USA.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:53 PM

10. Why is Al scared to endorse Bernie?

It's not too early for someone of his stature to endorse Bernie.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:25 PM

13. Who-besides you--

says he's scared?

Apparently in Bernieworld, Hillary and all her supporters are TERRIFIED of Sanders, but everyone else is afraid of Clinton. High blood-pressure world you guys live in, dude. Talk to your doctor about Calan.

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Response to okasha (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:04 PM

22. Al is scared. That's the inconvenient truth.

There is no other reason why Al wouldn't come out and endorse Bernie at this point in time.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:11 PM

24. He's confided this to you?

What exactly, pray, is he afraid of? Getting his tires slashed? His house wrapped?

Or perhaps he just wants to keep all channels open with President Clinton and Senator Sanders as his signature cause is finally getting some serious traction in the political arena.

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Response to okasha (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:21 PM

25. Do you think Al's not scared of the Clintons?

After what they did to him when he ran for President?

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:34 PM

30. I doubt Gore is "scared" of anyone.

He has his own cause and legacy now, with or without the Clintons. Sorry, don't share your view that he's an abject coward.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:11 AM

36. That's the way I read it too.

 

Gore probably isn't such a pushover as the board of the League of Conservation Voters, but still has enough sense of self-preservation to keep his irons in the fire.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:41 PM

17. He's assumed the mantle of statesman,

 

and behaves accordingly. He's not going to endorse Hillary until it's clear she's got it wrapped up.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:25 PM

26. That would be the safe thing for him to do.

Assuming she is going to be the nominee.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:29 PM

28. Oh good grief.

 

Al fucking Gore isn't afraid of the Clintons. You're starting to sound like the republicans when they spent a decade trying to convince America that Bill and Hillary had Vince Foster murdered.

Y'all are taking the term "silly season" altogether too literally.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:28 PM

27. Does this sound a little more familiar?

"Gore: I'm not ready to endorse Clinton"



I saw the word "to endorse" and not "for", what is the problem here?

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