But from the pool of quotes from his book and the way he's responded to some of the inevitable stereotyping proffered from across the Demned-Thugs aisle, he appears politically adept, lucid concerning many of the problems facing our modern world o' homo, and he's got charisma akin to, if not quite on a par with that of Slick Willie.
All of which makes him a particularly excellent Vice Presidential candidate.
Gore's record and contributions speak for themselves, and HuffPo's Bob Cesca re-introduces a leading reason Gore is first thing, in the middle and at the end of the day, the most well qualified candidate for the job.
Since the beginning of this tangential timeline in which Biff Tannen pilfered his way to becoming the phony redneck monarch of Hill Valley, a plate was set for the next president in which no single issue would ever really take priority -- however meaningful. Even Biff himself is powerless do anything about his other pet issues, like destroying Social Security and guarding his precious Sports Almanac, all due to the truckload of shit he willingly fishtailed into. In 2008, Al Gore has another chance to correct our national course and make the future right.
The catch, though, is that President Al Gore would have to dig out before anything positive could be done on the climate crisis. Conversely, as Private Citizen Al Gore, he can move forward unhindered on this issue while, say, President Hillary Clinton or President Obama or President Brownback (try not to scream) did all of the heavy shoveling that is guaranteed in the presidential job description of 2009.
All of that said, we need a president who will make the climate crisis his or her number one priority.--snip--
Sure it's a dirty job, but for Gore to withhold his voice from the race would be to forgo what appears to be his era of convergence. His time. And for us, without Gore leading the free world, we face the potential for a continued path of ignorance -- a dark ride through an alternate reality in which global warming and the survival of humanity as we know it is allowed to slip beyond the zero barrier.