I really don't know what's going to come of that Unity '08 outfit about which I've written, but I'd sure as all that's good love to see Gore be their nominee.
That's no matter whom the Democrats nominate. . .
Gore: Nations must take lead in warmingJust imagine how relevant would be the Debates if they include Edwards, Gore and McCain all talking relevantly about things that matter to Life, Limb and Liberty of the world's populations, and not just the using buzz words and catch phrases to ensnare the ignorant and pre-occupied masses.
By DANIEL WOOLLS,
Associated Press Writer Wed Feb 7, 11:49 PM ET
MADRID, Spain - Emerging economies such as China are justified in holding back on fighting greenhouse gas emissions until richer polluters like the United States do more to solve the problem, former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday.
Chinese officials said they would act after industrial countries such as the United States and others make changes themselves, Gore said, addressing a conference in Madrid on global warming.
"They're right in saying that. But we have to act quickly," said Gore, who was nominated last week for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in drawing attention to global warming.
"China's reaction to the scientific report last week was disappointing, but it was instructive," Gore said.
The United States is the world's leading emitter of greenhouse gas and has refused to ratify the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on curbing such emissions. President Bush contended that it would slow the U.S. economy intolerably and that it should have required reductions by poorer but fast-growing nations, such as China and India.
[On American Planetary (ir)Responsibility]
Imagine having a President who believes the American Dream might still be evolving and - better yet! - still should be available to any who wish to live it.
Imagine a Chinese Market for American manufactured products!!!
That isn't gonna happen unless China's working class folk can afford to buy them. American poor do need Health Care more than anything else, but they're spending more on Entertainment products than anything else because that is what has replaced the Dream of personal success in this country.
Electing a President who has his priorities straight would go a long way towards alleviating the stresses endured and perpetuated by folks who are just trying to get by whilst keeping up with Joneses.
No matter which country those folks call home.
Competition works best when only One Side can win. That's the realm of Sport. In Politics Cooperation has to be the guiding principle. Winner-takes-all is simply too damned deadly and contagious.