Mar 30 2008
So what if Obama and Clinton end up crippling each other over the next few months (which appears inevitable now) what should the dems do? Well, one thing I suggest they do not do is dump both Clinton and Obama and go with Al Gore, who ran a ridiculously inept run for President in 2000. But that is exactly what some of the ‘brain trust’ in the democrat party are considering:
Plans for Al Gore to take the Democratic presidential nomination as the saviour of a bitterly divided party are being actively discussed by senior figures and aides to the former vice-president.
The bloody civil war between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has left many Democrats convinced that neither can deliver a knockout blow to the other and that both have been so damaged that they risk losing November’s election to the Republican nominee, John McCain.
If America wants proof the Dems are going the way of the Whigs I suggest they go with this ridiculous plan. Go ahead and make null and void all the support, donations and votes for both and you will find the party DOA come November. There would be such wide spread disillusionment that it would start to hurt the congressional races.
This is classic back room dealing. Gore is such an idiot only a group of other idiots would contemplate putting the inventor of the Internet and Global Warming up against a decorated war hero in a time of war. You think Gore’s Swift-boating was bad the last time, wait until he has to face someone who really is a Vietnam hero, not one made up in Al’s wild imagination.
The conservative in me says go for it, end the suffering of the democrat party quickly – bury it. I hesitate as an American because we need two viable parties. But if the dems go this route they are no longer viable anyway, so I would expect to see a far right wing party pop up to create some ‘balance’ as the GOP moves to the center.
Upon further reflection I think the idea would be wonderful! The liberals would be a marginal after thought of history and we would have a center-right and far right pair of parties to chose from. Go ahead Al, make our day!