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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:29 PM
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Cafferty: "There just might be an opening for someone to step in & unify the party...maybe Al Gore"
FROM CNNs Jack Cafferty:



In many ways, its been a strange campaign up to this point. But it could get a lot stranger.

Consider this: What if we go through the Florida primary and Super Tuesday and the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama remains as tight as its been? For the primaries, Democrats have the same rules in every state: delegates are awarded in proportion to the vote meaning no winner-take-all. If Clinton and Obama continue to split the vote in many states, its possible we could get to late spring or early summer and neither candidate would have enough delegates to secure the nomination.

And thats assuming they get that far without destroying each other with their increasingly nasty bickering. There just might be an opening for someone else to step in and unify the party. Oh, you know, like say maybe Al Gore.

Gore insists he wont run despite a movement called draft-Gore-dot-com thats calling on him to transcend politics as usual and bring real hope to our country and to the world. As recently as last month, the former vice president said he has no plans to be a candidate. But being a politician he added, I see no reason to rule it out entirely.

Also, its worth noting Gore has not backed either Clinton or Obama so far, and a recent report indicated that an endorsement by Gore is looking less likely. Former advisers suggest the Nobel Prize catapulted Gore to a new national and international standing that could possibly be tarnished by taking sides in the primary battle.

http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2008/01/25/room-for-a...
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:31 PM
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1. Bono's lookin' weird in that photo
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Kucinich4America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:35 PM
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6. Bono's looking OLD in that photo
The guy's only 47. I hope his health's alright. I know U2 has delayed the release of their new album, so you gotta wonder. :(
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:38 PM
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8. Definitely carryin' some extra pounds
Globetrotting is bad for your health.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:33 PM
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2. He should not endorse. Stay quietly on the sidelines till we come begging for him to come in.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:33 PM
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3. Wouldn't that be cool
Unlikely, though.

Anyone who's had SCOTUS take their victory from them should seriously consider not playing ever again. Our loss, though.

Thank you SO MUCH, SCOTUS! :sarcasm:
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Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:34 PM
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4. I'd be thrilled but don't think that Gore will run
no matter how much I'd like him to
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:34 PM
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5. Hello? There IS a third candidate. n/t
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:42 PM
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11. ...
:thumbsup: And for the record, I love Al Gore!
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:36 PM
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7. AL GORE!
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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:39 PM
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9. Gore doesn't want it. Let's face reality. Edwards will be the unity candidate if we need one
Gore's recent change of position on gay marriage should have told us he has no intention of running again.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:51 PM
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13. Edwards as a unity candidate, for me, would be a true victory.
I'm one of the many who's fed up to my eyeballs with the Hillary-Obama spat. Neither one would be my first choice for President.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:40 PM
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10. As excited as I would be to see that, I wouldn't bet on it at all. I'd like to see him come out and
endorse some one though. Hey Al, John could use some love, hint hint.
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NJSecularist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:46 PM
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12. I would love this scenario
it wouldn't happen, though.
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