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Gore to Endorse Obama in Speech Tonight


Al Gore in a scene from his documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." (Paramount Pictures Classics)

By Anne E. Kornblut
FLINT, Mich. -- Former Vice President Al Gore is making his debut appearance with Sen. Barack Obama in Detroit tonight -- finally endorsing the Democratic nominee officially in a joint event that is likely to spur speculation about a joint ticket.

"A few hours from now I will step onstage in Detroit, Michigan, to announce my support for Senator Barack Obama," Gore wrote to his supporters on Monday afternoon. "From now through Election Day, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure he is elected President of the United States." Gore solicited a donation from members of his e-mail list and algore.com on behalf Obama, in what he said was the first time he had ever asked his supporters to donate to a political campaign before. "But this moment and this election are too important to let pass without taking action," Gore wrote.

When Barack Obama first geared up for his campaign, a group of Democrats tried to draft Gore to run and pick Obama as his nominee. More recently, some Democrats have wondered if Obama should now pick Gore, who has stayed out of electoral politics since 2000.

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Al Gore is stupid to have endorsed Obama months ago!!!He sould have been supporting Hillary. He worked with her husband. He won the popular vote just like Hillary. He is a traitor. I am voting for Hillary as a write in ballot and there are so many people who are doing the same. If you don't want Obama or Mccann then write in Hillary. Any person can be a candidate by filing paperwork to be granted a write in ballot option. Check your states regulations. Let your vote count among the popular vote!!!!

Posted by: Clare | June 18, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Obamabots, got to love the Obamabots. Never mind Obama's pending sexual assault case! What about the ecomony?!

You are a stupid, vapid, and repellent pack of jackasses. Much like your boy Obama.

Posted by: Michelle O. | June 17, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Clearly Gore is only endorsing Obama to get money. This is ONLY to SAVE the Democratic Party! Mr. Obama has truly split the party. It certainly isn't that Obama NEEDS money!! (and doncha just WONDER WHERE???? ALL his millions come from??)If he really cared about the country, he would step down, and let Hillary take his spot, as she DID WIN THE POPULAR VOTE! I just received emails from Gore asking for money. I understand the Democratic National Committee is broke and doesn't even have enough money to get to the convention!......hence, help from Gore......Gee! Perhaps Obama could lend the DNC some of his questionable millions. Obama will never make it to the White House. Just because the media & the Obama people say it is so, doesn't mean it is!.......They are VERY GOOD!!.....at least good for the Republicans who have to be laughing their you-know-whats off!!
I will be still placing my vote for Hillary, as she is clearly the candidate that won the vote. You Obama people are living in a dream world. There is 18+ MILLION Hillary voters that don't see what you guys are talking about........I wonder WHY??? that is.....It is like he is a made-up candidate. The truth is he CAN'T do it without us Hillary people......(and, we're NOT just getting in line and following along.......) THAT is amazing considering the millions upon millions he has ALREADY spent. So many of you Obama people are so nasty also.......THAT is weird. I suspect this goes from the top down.......maybe THAT is the problem.

Posted by: librairie | June 17, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Wow! I for one am shocked. WTH did you expect, Al Gore to endorse McCain? This would've been big news 2 months ago, but now it's a little too late for that.

Listening to bits of Gore's speech last night, he made it sound like if he was President, lead toys wouldn't have come in from China, nor would tainted pet food. Katrina wouldn't have happened, and America's troops wouldn't be fighting terrorism after 9/11. Yeah Al, way to be full of yourself you big bloated oaf.

Posted by: nitrain32 | June 17, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

There's got to be a giant echo in the room when the 2 empty suits meet.

Posted by: Mike | June 17, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

When Gore invented the internet why didn't he also invent a special key so it would be faster .What do you think his next Invention will be ,maybe putting a bubble over our solar system to stop global warming?Gore and obama a good match

Posted by: maggie | June 17, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Dear hot-headed Clintonites:

Hate is not a family value.

Please spread your hate elsewhere.

Love,

Daniel

Posted by: Daniel Wiggum | June 17, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

"All the politicians who are running to the stage to get air-time and cameos with blah blah blah"

Pathetic. What "truths" do you hope they're going to talk about? His middle name? His flag pin? He does answer accusations, even the ones which are idiotic, like is he a muslim? Dumb. Stop avoiding the issues, and tell me how the hell mccain is going to get us out of iraq or why mccain always folds faster than superman on laundry day when it comes to supporting bush? why is mccain the same?

Posted by: Joe | June 17, 2008 7:24 AM | Report abuse

"Gore and Obama have a lot in common. Neither of them has a center, psychologically or otherwise, and both are losers, one old, one prospective. They should be good friends. Oh, sorry. Both of them dump the people who helped them get where they are. Well, maybe friends but don't forget the food taster."

Get back to the issues, chump.

Posted by: Joe | June 17, 2008 7:16 AM | Report abuse

Gore and Obama have a lot in common. Neither of them has a center, psychologically or otherwise, and both are losers, one old, one prospective. They should be good friends. Oh, sorry. Both of them dump the people who helped them get where they are. Well, maybe friends but don't forget the food taster.

Posted by: Chicago! | June 17, 2008 2:44 AM | Report abuse

All the politicians who are running to the stage to get air-time and cameos with the new demo rock star will be the main ones to disown him wnd distance themselves from him when TRUTHS about Obama finally find thier way into the MSM. MSM has been acting like wimps when it comes to BHO. BHO barks and the MSM runs away like cowards afraid to stand bravely do thier jobs. "fight the smears" is nothing more than Obama's way of trying to get others to do fight for him. He needs to stand up and answer the accusations if they are not true. He is recruiting others just like Bin Laden recruits terrorist to do his deeds.

Posted by: Ebonyflash | June 17, 2008 12:48 AM | Report abuse

All the politicians who are running to the stage to get air-time and cameos with the new demo rock star will be the main ones to disown him wnd distance themselves from him when TRUTHS about Obama finally find thier way into the MSM. MSM has been acting like wimps when it comes to BHO. BHO barks and the MSM runs away like cowards afraid to stand bravely do thier jobs. "fight the smears" is nothing more than Obama's way of trying to get others to do fight for him. He needs to stand up and answer the accusations if they are not true. He is recruiting others just like Bin Laden recruits terrorist to do his deeds.

Posted by: Ebonyflash | June 17, 2008 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Hey, the fat boy has taken off a few pounds. He must be running for VP again. Sorry, Al, it won't be you.

Posted by: David S. Robins | June 17, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

"We were Democrats until they gave us a RACIST nominee."

Yeah, them durn half-white, half-black folks. You just can't trust 'em. You seen how they treat us single-blooded folk. Always harping on how white your are, and how black you are, too bad you aint' a nice coffee color like me.

I jes' can't stand 'em.

Posted by: drossless | June 17, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

TO Dropping By:

We were Democrats until they gave us a RACIST nominee. That is NOT a Democrat nominee! We fought for equality for YEARS while this "nominee" listens to racism and HATE for 20 YEARS! It is the Democrats that are wrong! And they and YOU will eat crow in November! No OBAMA!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

OMG..what a bunch of losers most of you are... I have read nothing worth reading in these comments.

And... now I'll get off this page and let you all blast away... I won't bother coming back to see what fun you have with this comment.

Posted by: Roger | June 16, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

>REALLY????????????? LMAO, REALLY A 4 point Bump OMG Wow ?>are you really fooling yourself!

>KERRY had 14 point Bump after becoming The "Nominee"

>Unlike Obama being Appointed the Nominee.

>The real Nominee REAGAN 17 point Bump!!!

>Posted by: GET A CLUE | June 16, 2008 10:03 PM

What's your point? Polls are meaningless at this phase... and appointed the nominee? are you high? contrary to what you neocons think, when you get more votes than your opponent, that means you win the election... compare that to bush who was appointed by the supreme court after he got fewer votes than obama's guest speaker tonight... btw, does that upset you guys? when the rest of us point out to you that your boy bush got fewer votes than his opponent? bush received 100,000 fewer votes than gore... but he was appointed by the supreme court...

Posted by: Joe | June 16, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

REALLY????????????? LMAO, REALLY A 4 point Bump OMG Wow are you really fooling yourself!

KERRY had 14 point Bump after becoming The "Nominee"

Unlike Obama being Appointed the Nominee.

The real Nominee REAGAN 17 point Bump!!!

REALLY 4 points Thats IT?????
LMAO HA HA HA Thanks for the laugh

Posted by: Obama The Big Joke!! | June 16, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

>He wants to pull out of Iraq. We can't! Why because we'll be >attacked far worse than 9/11. Did America forget about 9/11?
>No one in those towers wanted to die either! We have to suck it >up.

Do you know that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

>REALLY????????????? LMAO, REALLY A 4 point Bump OMG Wow ?>are you really fooling yourself!

>KERRY had 14 point Bump after becoming The "Nominee"

>Unlike Obama being Appointed the Nominee.

>The real Nominee REAGAN 17 point Bump!!!

>Posted by: GET A CLUE | June 16, 2008 10:03 PM

What's your point? Polls are meaningless at this phase... and appointed the nominee? are you high? contrary to what you neocons think, when you get more votes than your opponent, that means you win the election... compare that to bush who was appointed by the supreme court after he got fewer votes than obama's guest speaker tonight... btw, does that upset you guys? when the rest of us point out to you that your boy bush got fewer votes than his opponent? bush received 100,000 fewer votes than gore... but he was appointed by the supreme court...

Posted by: Joe | June 16, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Reasons not to Vote for MEGA-BAM (OBAMA)

1. He hates America but "acts" patriotic. (52 Sundays x 20 Years = 1,040 Anti-American Sermons.)

2. There has only been 1 Black U.S. Governor until last year. The 1st had a 4 year term, the 2nd just started.

3. There has NEVER been a Black U.S. Multi-Billionaire in the history of America. The U.S.A. is a Multi-Trillion Dollar Country (Business) and Oprah is the best African American Businessman in America.

4. He wants to pull out of Iraq. We can't! Why because we'll be attacked far worse than 9/11. Did America forget about 9/11?
No one in those towers wanted to die either! We have to suck it up.

5. Obama has no original change. All of his change is copied and then he "changes" the wording.

6. He hates America! He's a DECEPTICON! Wake up Generation "Z"~! Get it, yes Generation Z, the last letter in the English Alphabet! WAKE UP!

7. MCCAIN

Before you think I'm a racist, please for America's sake; GOOGLE for Black Multi-Billionaires! Their first Billionaire was in 2001, and Oprah Winfrey has the most money of any Black in America! The 2 Rice, Sugar, Flour Dealers in Africa don't count!

GOOGLE for Black Governors! Governors are mini-presidents, they need to have many more before they can be president!

After the Race Card has been played over and over again. I decided to actually look.
This is why Obama does not want race an issue. Blacks have missed 2 big steps, especially achieving Multi-Billionaire status in the LAND OF OPPORTUNITY~!

We need to have Marvel do the Transformer Comics Over! Take Megatron out and "change" it to Megabam and the Obamacons!

Posted by: Not a Pawn to the Obamacons! | June 16, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

"Experienced" is another word for "dogmatic". McCain is more of the same old cold war thinking that has gotten us into this mess. So instead of talking about the issues, McCain supporters on this and other discussion sites are left with one unavoidable hail-mary strategy: distract... Distract by talking about obama's middle name, liberals, marxists, guns, gays, abortions, religion, flags (and flag pins)... anything. But don't talk about the things that matter: war (because bush-mccain started this crap and has no idea how to get us out, and mccain voted against giving an education to vets), economy (bush/mccain tax cuts benefitting the wealthy, people losing their jobs, gas prices, etc), healthcare (50 million americans without healthcare)... I never hear mccain supporters/obama detractors talking about war, economy, healthcare, etc... all they do is get on sites like this and talk about flag pins and dudes kissing... pathetic

Posted by: joe | June 16, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama 47%
43% John McCain
HA HA HA LOL, Where is Obama Double Digit lead????
Posted by: GET A CLUE
=========

Not bad, considering there are still a boatload of confused bitter turncoat Hillary lovers still sore that their girl lost.


Posted by: HonestAbe | June 16, 2008 9:41 PM

==============================

REALLY????????????? LMAO, REALLY A 4 point Bump OMG Wow are you really fooling yourself!

KERRY had 14 point Bump after becoming The "Nominee"

Unlike Obama being Appointed the Nominee.

The real Nominee REAGAN 17 point Bump!!!

Posted by: GET A CLUE | June 16, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama 47%
43% John McCain
HA HA HA LOL, Where is Obama Double Digit lead????
Posted by: GET A CLUE
=========

Not bad, considering there are still a boatload of confused bitter turncoat Hillary lovers still sore that their girl lost.

Posted by: HonestAbe | June 16, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Clinton started a new political movement!
PUMA!!!!!!!

Posted by: PUMA | June 16, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Cosmic Al endorses a Marxist empty suit. Wow. Gosh. What a surprise
___________

You are aware, aren't you, of the history of your boys' beginnings? All your little neo-con-men were Trotskyites, and that you can easily check out. As far as your silly little statement of an empty suit - better an empty suit full of promise than a stained and wretched suit crammed full of lies and dishonor.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama 47%
43% John McCain

HA HA HA LOL, Where is Obama Double Digit lead????

Obama was supposed to have after being appointed the Nominee.

But, perhaps, they will get their "change" after all.

Posted by: GET A CLUE | June 16, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Cosmic Al endorses a Marxist empty suit. Wow. Gosh. What a surprise.

Posted by: muskrat | June 16, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Poor bush and the rest of his carpetbaggers. This is the only time I can remember in over 60 years that people are actually planning celebratory parties for January 2009 to "show him and his ilk the door". Fresh air again after all that polluting gas that was emanating out of Washington.

Posted by: David | June 16, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Not a good day for the few remaining die-hard Hillarites. First Patti Solis Doyle, and now Al Gore.

Posted by: Bodo | June 16, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

In Michigan no less. Nice move. Michigan is key to an Obama victory in Nov.

Posted by: HonestAbe | June 16, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Gore promised to help Obama in the fall? Is that a threat or a promise?

Posted by: Larry | June 16, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Bush was a governor for only 6 six years. His cabinet members and supporting cast were some of the more "experienced" politicians in politics. Experience has betrayed us.

Posted by: Newcastle | June 16, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Looks like all the loonies on this board (you can tell them by their inarticulation and bastardization of the one language that they barely speak) will be voting for the old white man who isn't overly fond of women! I think it's time an intelligence and literacy test become mandatory for voters. Shameful how so many of Mr. Mc(needs)Cane voters don't seem to have a mother tongue at all! You people have had your fair share of ignorance, lies and public embarassment for the last 8 years - now it's someone else's turn. Time for the US to shine a little again.

Posted by: David | June 16, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

In truth, the polls constantly show that Senator Obama is more electable than Senator McCain. Have you checked out http://www.realclearpolitics.com - or other poll sites? Senator Obama has been doing consistently well among various groups, such as women, Latinos, African Americans, whites, and many others. In contrast, Senator McCain hasn't been doing as well. I think that people are starting to realize that Senator McCain is just one of Bush's buddies - and that McCain will continue with Bush's failed policies.

McCain doesn't seem to realize that people are tired of the war, and they their loved ones to come home. I'm in that same boat because my friends are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan - and I want for them to come home. I don't want to see another 4,000 American men and women die! I support our troops - God bless them - but I want my friends to come home. They're fatigued and they need time to rest and be with their families. Let's help them come home by voting for change. Senator Obama plans to bring our troops home a lot sooner than Senator McCain. If you want to help the Democrats take back the White House - go to their site - http://www.Democrats.org and see how you can get involved.

Posted by: Allen | June 16, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Michael,
The Headline read "Gore to endorse Obama," NOT "Obama to endorse Gore."

When you can't find a legitimate problem, it's okay to make one up. Right?

Posted by: Tessa | June 16, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Big deal! He still wont win.

Posted by: JULIE | June 16, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

The Left has itself to blame for losing Lieberman?

Ummm actually, no one can stand Lieberman and he can join the McSame losing party with no one to blame for himself. Good luck Right Wingnuts, he is allll yours.

Posted by: shrink2 | June 16, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Gore is endorsing Obama? Isn't Obama supposed to be getting rid of the old politics in Washington? I guess he CHANGED his mind.

Posted by: Michael | June 16, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

The Gore Administration would have been indistinguishable from the Bush Administration. The reason that Bush was "elected" is that a Republican warmonger is a better cover story than a Democrat warmonger.

Now, we're all learning that Democrats and Republicans are identical in all but persona. I challenge any of you to name one major difference between McCain's and Obama's policies. Nancy Pelosi's absolute subservience to the President should dispel any lingering illusion that Democrats are somehow morally superior to Republicans.

But back in 2000, this country still believed that Democrats were for peace. Yet, who was Gore's running mate? None other than Senator Joseph Lieberman. Author of the Kyl-Lieberman amendment (the one authorizing use of military force against Iran). The most bloodthirsty, loathsome, Zionist lunatic ever to draw a salary from the US government.

The idea that either Gore or Bush was fit to run the country is laughable. Ha ha ha. You see? I laugh at this idea. And so should you.

Posted by: Jay Leno | June 16, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

"IT IS NO BIG DEAL TO GRADUATE FROM HARVARD LAW"

Hah hah hah! Oh, Good one! Is that what you told your mom when they rejected you?

Pity is, you don't even realize how pathetic you sound.

Posted by: drossless | June 16, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Sarajevo Sally's frownometer just hit overload! (Guess she forgot about that tortillera salute she forced on the horrified Mrs. Gore, and the nation & the world, 15 or 16 years ago.) May the Obamites double their vigilance against Broadbase Betty's snit brigade, Huma's Jeddah jihadis and the husband's hillbilly hitpersons ("Us'ns don't nivver miss; y'all ree-mimber Vince?").

Posted by: sawargos | June 16, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

p.S. Va. Gal, you mean, you're arguing that, in order to be a South Side of Chicago community organizer, you have to be a MCL graduate of Harvard? I somehow don't believe that is a correct piece of information, but I do want to also comment on the fact that you seem to be grandly impressed by the MCL from HARVARD-let me explain something about Harvard Law, and a couple of good friends also graduated from Harvard law-it's just the getting in part, which Obama managed to do, because he was an affirmative action admittee, but also, because he went to THE most elite, expensive high school prep school in the nation-Punahou-I know Punahou too, because I lived in Hawaii.

What I am trying to say here is that IT IS NO BIG DEAL TO GRADUATE FROM HARVARD LAW, TO GET IN, YES, IF YOU'RE NOT A MINORITY CANDIDATE THAT IS, BUT HE HAD THE REQUISITE EXCLUSIVE PREP SCHOOL CREDENTIALS. BUT I KNOW SEVERAL GRADS OF HARVARD AND THEY ARE NO GREAT SHAKES, NOT THAT SMART, NOT THAT WONDERFUL AS LAWYERS, CLEARLY, NOT THAT WONDERFUL AS LAWYERS. SO IF YOU ARE IMPRESSED WITH THAT ASPECT OF OBAMA, THEN THAT'S GREAT, BUT IT REALLY DOESN'T MEAN MUCH, UNLESS HE ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING WITH THAT HARVARD DEGREE-LIKE LEARNED TO BE A TRIAL LAWYER, WHICH TEACHES YOU A LOT ABOUT COMPROMISE, ABOUT CONVINCING A JURY OF THE RIGHTNESS OF YOUR POSITION, COMPROMISING WITH OPPOSING COUNSEL, THINKING WELL ON YOUR FEET BEFORE A JUDGE, ETC. IT'S HARD WORK, BUT THAT'S SORT OF THE PROBLEM, VA. GAL, OBAMA DOESN'T LIKE HARD WORK, SO HE NEVER DID TRIAL WORK, HE STAYED IN A LAW FIRM FOR A FEW YEARS AND WROTE BRIEFS. BIG EFFING DEAL

HE'S A SLACKER AND A PHONY. AND HE'S DONE NOT A GD THING IN HIS LIFE TO PREPARE HIMSELF FOR THE PRESIDENCY. HE'S NEVER GET THERE FROM HERE.

Posted by: farfalle | June 16, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

TO VirginiaGal2

You really don't Know who or what Obama is. Being Ignorant of the truth will not get your Man Obama Elected.

Hear No Evil.
Speak No evil.
See No Evil.
Will Not Get your Man Obama Elected.

PUMA

Posted by: NOBama | June 16, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Gore has already said he's not interested. Donar list? I'm sure his donars are already loyal democrats. Be nice to see him campaign though espically in FLORIDA. Need to remind folks down there what could have been and not to make same mistake again by not turning out in huge numbers. No more supreme court rulings please.

Posted by: Arny | June 16, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Ha Ha Ha! Okay, Va. Gal, PLEASE DO CONTINUE TO QUOTE FACT CHECK.ORG ON THE SUBJECT OF THAT CRAZY RACIST CHURCH AND ITS NUTTIER PASTOR-WE SAW HIM, REMEMBER, AND WE ALSO KNOW WHAT HE SAID, GOD DAMN AMERICA, AMONG OTHER THINGS!

FACT: REZKO IS A FELON, AND A FRIEND OF OBAMA'S, FACT: OBAMA ALSO HAS A TERRORIST AS A GOOD FRIEND AS WELL

IF OBAMA WANTS TO HANG AROUND WITH THIS ASSORTED OF FELONS AND THIEVES AND RACIST HATEMONGERS, BE MY GUEST! BUT DON'T THINK THAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS GOING TO BE FOOLED BY SOMEONE WITH SUCH POOR JUDGMENT, QUITE APART FROM THE FACT THAT A FORMER COKE SNORTER IS HARDLY WHAT I WOULD CALL A ROLE MODEL!

AS FOR HIS BOOKS, WELL, I THINK THEY ONLY BECAME BEST-SELLERS AFTER THE CAMPAIGN-AND WRITING TWO BOOKS MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, IT REALLY DOESN'T COUNT AS JOB EXPERIENCE FOR THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, OKAY? OR WASHINGTON EXPERIENCE, OF WHICH HE HAS NONE.

Posted by: FARFALLE | June 16, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Gore to Endorse Obama ... -

NO KIDDING???!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Since the WSJ poll found that 61% of women plan to vote for Obama, a higher percent than voted for Gore or Kerry, I guess all these Hillary supporters who post here claiming they will "switch" to McCain, just might not be real Democrats, but GOP plants. You think?

Posted by: BGJD1979 | June 16, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Actually, no, the job Obama did is not something that your granny or momma can do, unless your granny or momma is magna cum laude from Harvard Law.

Rezko did not get Obama a low-cost mortgage. I'm afraid you are confusing your made up stories.

Johnson may, or may not, have gotten preferential treatment - that he apparently did not ask for -- as a business bigwig. That does not make him a sleazeball.

As far as embarassing people to know, McCain can match Obama one for one, starting with Charles Keating and moving on from there, incluing pastors such as Hagee that ARE, IMHO, hatemongers.

Wright is not a racist hatemonger. To quote factcheck.org, he's pro black, but he's not anti-white. He has a big mouth and he's embarassing, but he is not, as far as I can tell, a hater.

I'm sorry, but Obama's list of individuals, most of whom he has minimal association with, bothers me a lot less than McCains real problem with Charles Keating.

It bothers me a lot less than McCain's health policy.

It bothers me a lot less than McCains war policy.

It bothers me a lot less than McCains economic policy.

Those are relevant. Obama's pastor is not.

Nice try, stupid tactic.

Obama taught part time - at one of the best law schools in the country, and was repeatedly offered tenure track positions. That is a big deal.

Especially as his field is constitutional law, and our constitution has taken a real beating under Republican leadership.

Personally, I think that Obama will win, I think he will do a good job, and I think he will be good for this country.

If you would worry more about McCain's positions and less about Obama's pastor, you might have something meaningful to say. As it is, those smear tactics are not going to work.

Fear mongering can't stand up to jobs, health care, and the war. Reality wins out over fear tactics.

And the polls are showing it already.

Posted by: VirginiaGal2 | June 16, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

dyinglikeflies wrote:

Endorsing Obama now, after he has sewn up the nomination, is about as meaningful as declaring his belief in the law of gravity. Not sure why this is news- except to underline how long it took Gore to be able to swallow his common sense and endorse this phony.
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Had you been listening, you would have heard that Gore actually flew to meet John Edwards specifically to tell him that he was staying on the sidelines and asked Edwards to do the same.

He wanted to build an influential pool of superdelegates to stay neutral in the event of a crisis at the convention.

I can point to many things I wrote that were critical of Obama, but he's our candidate.

McCain is already crawling with neocons. This country needs McCain like Kennedy needed a parade in Dallas.

Posted by: KAckermann | June 16, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

My old man is a tiresome choade, don't listen to him.

Oh and by the way, don't get too carried away with Barack Obama being a Harvard Man(TM), remember...I'm a Harvard Man too!

Now, where's my Vicodin and my bong?!

Posted by: Al Gore III | June 16, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I'm on Al Gore's mailing list.

Al Gore mailed ME!

It even said my name on it. I don't know where he finds the time to write all the emails.

I'm going to send him some money so he can get some help. He's too busy to be writing me emails.

Posted by: KAckermann | June 16, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Endorsing Obama now, after he has sewn up the nomination, is about as meaningful as declaring his belief in the law of gravity. Not sure why this is news- except to underline how long it took Gore to be able to swallow his common sense and endorse this phony.

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | June 16, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Uh, I got news for you, Va. Gal, your granny or momma CAN be a "community organizer" like Obama, there in the South Side of Chicago, with his now convicted felon friend Rezko, who got him a low-cost mortgage on his house-what good did his "community organizing" do, btw, huh? The South Side of Chicago is as bad as it ever was-I don't know that he made one whit of difference, whatever the hell he thought he was doing!

And if it doesn't bother you about his spiritual advisor being a racist hatemonger, or that really weird Catholic priest Pflager, an obvious misogynist, who's now been suspended, or the convicted felon Rezko, and most recently VP vetting associate Johnson, who is a sleazebag Wash. insider if ever there was one-IF OBAMA'S ASSOCIATION WITH THIS DISTURBING GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS DOESN'T RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT OBAMA'S JUDGEMENT AND THE CHARACTERS HE HANGS WITH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT COULD.

Oh, and dear, Obama taught "part-time" as a law professor, okay? And I would HARDLY consider a part-time law professor job to be anything to write home about, anything to give any experience in the real world that would prepare him to lead the world's only superpower, but maybe that's a little beyond your ability to grasp, since you are obviously dazzled by the man, and can't see that it takes a lot more than that to run the country....But if you want to go and believe the polls, if you think that a miniscule sampling of people will indicate what will happen in Nov. with over a 100 million voters, well, be my guest-the polls have been VERY wrong all campaign season, and they will continue to be-because the public is SO divided about this very flawed candidate Obama.

Posted by: farfalle | June 16, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Upcoming Republican Add Campaigns:

"Republicans: We're terrible on issues, but boy can we throw insults!"

"The Change You Deserve (you mindless, pliable sheep)!"

"Saving You from Affordable Healthcare!"

"Wrong, But Determined!"

"Vote Republican, because we care about your wedge issue!"

"Just ask yourself: Am I better off today than I was . . . oh, never mind."

Posted by: drossless | June 16, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama will join me and the countless others who have devoted their lives to fighting against the greatest threat to humankind and the planet, ManBearPig.

Together we will raise awareness about ManBearPig and bring about a new day for all of us. Through Barack Obama's tireless work against ManBearPig, we will triumph and bring about a new beginning for America and the world.

I'm totally cereal.

Posted by: Al Gore | June 16, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Gore would NEVER, I repeat NEVER take the VP spot again.

And considering that he could NOT win his HOME STATE in 2000, exactly what would OBama gain by asking him?

The notion that Gore would become vice president yet again is so laughable and absurd.

If you want fun speculation how about McCain/Clinton.

After being humiliated by the Democrats at the Convention, McCain takes advantage of the opportunity to create the real unity 2008 ticket to counter the fantasy dream ticket of Obama/Webb

Posted by: jonathanseer | June 16, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse


Excellent partnership. Two human beings vs
robotic maybe brainwashed opponent.

Posted by: M | June 16, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

First, Richardson sold his soul, and then Edwards sold his ... and now Gore! They're all losers and they have sold their souls for nothing.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Farfalle is the biggest (Rush Sucker) of all!

Posted by: MysteryMoves | June 16, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Farfalle; What did you fail to be so bitter about someone who has clearly succeeded ?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Dummy, (good screenname!) WE DEMS. WHO DON'T SUPPORT OBAMA AREN'T SUPPOSED TO SAY THAT, NOW ARE WE, WE'RE BEING BAD, BECAUSE YOU YOUNGSTERS DON'T CARE THAT HE HAS NO EXPERIENCE! EXPERIENCE IN ANYTHING, JUST DOESN'T MATTER TO THE KIDS, DOES IT?

OBAMA HAS NEVER BEEN A BUSINESS OWNER, OR A CEO OF A COMPANY, HAS NEVER CREATED JOBS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, HE'S NEVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY, NEVER HAD A COMMAND OF A UNIT, HE'S NEVER WORKED IN GOVT. AS A PROSECUTOR OR A PUBLIC DEFENDER, LEARNING WHAT IT IS LIKE TO WORK IN A LARGE PUBLIC BUREAUCRACY, HE'S NEVER BEEN A MAYOR OF A TOWN, MUCH LESS A GOVERNOR OF A STATE, WITH ALL IT ATTENDANT SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES, ETC., HE'S NEVER EVEN SPONSORED A MAJOR PIECE OF LEGISLATION, INDEED, VOTING "ABSENT" MOST OF THE TIME-

IN SHORT, HE'S NEVER DONE A GD THING WITH HIS LIFE, EXCEPT, LIKE I SAID, TAUGHT A FEW LAW CLASSES AND BE A "COMMUNITY ORGANIZER"

IT'S LAUGHABLE, THAT SUCH A CHARACTER WOULD EVEN BE CONSIDERED TO RUN THE WORLD'S ONLY SUPERPOWER, AT THIS VERY CRITICAL PERIOD IN WORLD HISTORY, WITH SO MANY PROBLEMS AND CHANGES OCCURING IN THE WORLD ECONOMY, AND ON THE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FRONT-IT'S A PREPOSTEROUS IDEA, TO CONSIDER THIS MAN FOR THE PRESIDENCY-AN ABSOLUTELY PREPOSTEROUS IDEA, I CARE FAR MORE FOR MY COUNTRY THAN THAT, AND WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO THIS DEM. BREAKDOWN IN REALITY!

Posted by: Farfalle | June 16, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

All the Rush (suckers) are busy aren't they?

Posted by: MysteryMoves | June 16, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama's life has included quite a bit of substance.

To start with, when he returned to law school, as an adult, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School and edited the Harvard Law Review. The man has brains, in a big way.

He had solid jobs between college and law school, came out of law school and decided to work in the non-profit sector, working on things to benefit the community. That is not something your granny can do unless she graduated magna from Harvard Law.

He taught at a top law school for 12 years. That is not just "teaching" - that is a hugely big deal.

He served in the state legislature for 8 years.

He's been a US senator for over 3 years.

He wrote (himself, not via a ghostwriter) two best selling books.

The church Obama attends, per factcheck.org, an independent group that checks political lies, stated clearly that his church is not racist. It's pro-black, but not anti-white. See http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/sliming_obama.html

I live in a rural part of Virginia. I believe in God and in gun rights. I am voting for Obama. Most of the people I know are voting for Obama.

Rural doesn't mean gullible. We know better than to believe this sort of slime.

I believe the polls.

Posted by: VirginiaGal2 | June 16, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

...and I like Obama and will vote for him...without Gore

Posted by: Daddio on the Paddio | June 16, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove has a lot of fun keeping these comment sections filled with hateful trash.

Posted by: Dummy | June 16, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Looks like McBush wins in November if Al "I invented the Internet" Gore gets the Veep nod. He is a laugh and more of a slow coach than Bush! Woo Hoo... Obama and Gore. TweedleDum and TweedleDumber....

Posted by: Daddio on the Paddio | June 16, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

The McCainites and Doomsday believers love predicting the failure of Obama so here's a real prediction: In November a Democratic Tsunami will wash over the Republican party and drown it. For those who like biblical terms - the Republicans may well end up wandering for 40 years in the following political desert. To those Republicans I can only say you brought it on yourselves, American has had enough;
Enough pointless deaths in Iraq
Enough increasing cost at the grocery store
Enough increasing price at the gas pump whilst oil company profits go through the roof
Enough increasing unemployment
Enough off shoring
Enough loss of jobs for qualified workers
Enough lack of medical care for the under-priviliged
Enough balance of payments debt
Enough indebtedness to China and elsewhere
Enough is enough Republicans - why don't you wake up and see what's happening to America

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Reading these comments, I'm guessing it is laundry day at the trailer park. You can't burn any crosses today `cuz your sister/wife took your sheets down to the creek to rinse the mud and semen off them, so you go on the `Net to troll forums and blogs instead.

Just so that you know, no one believes that you would have ever voted for a Democrat, regardless of the candidate, so your venting bile about Obama is kinda silly. It's sorta like when you go into internet chat rooms pretending to be a 13 year old girl... no one really buys it, but this is the Internet, so we play along. You can pretend to be whoever you want to be here.

While it is fun to pretend to get excited over your comments and "feed the trolls", none of us are really concerned IRL. We know that no one bright enough to resist the typical Republican snake-oil sales pitch will have any serious problems with voting for Obama. We also know that anyone who throws around labels like "Socialist" would only ever be satisfied with a candidate like Mussolini or Tojo, so your false interest in the internal politics of the Democratic Party carries little weight.

Posted by: BubbaBob | June 16, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

HA HA HA LOL, Where is Obama double digit lead???? Obama was supposed to have after being appointed the Nominee.
But, perhaps, they will get their "change" after all.

PUMA

Posted by: NOBama | June 16, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

This dyed in the wool Dem. will NEVER VOTE FOR A EFF OFF LIKE OBAMA, WHO TRULY, HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING OF SUBSTANCE IN HIS ENTIRE ADULT LIFE EXCEPT SIT AT THE FEET OF A RACIST HATEMONGER, AND NOD AWAY AT ALL THAT VICIOUS RANT CRAP AGAINST "TYPICAL WHITE PERSONS"

God! It makes me LAUGH MY ARSE OFF, to think that the Dem. Party that worthless Dem. Party REALLY BELIEVES THAT THE OVER 100 MILLION VOTERS IN THIS COUNTRY, THOSE WORKING CLASS PEOPLE, THE RURAL AREAS, ARE GOING TO VOTE OBAMA-THEY WOULDN'T VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO'S NEVER DONE ANY DECENT WORK IN HIS LIFE, EXCEPT BE A "COMMUNITY ORGANIZER" SOMETHING YOUR MOMMA OR GRANNY COULD DO, AND TEACH A FEW LAW CLASSES, I MEAN, THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WILL NEVER DO THAT-THEY WILL PREFER THE DEVIL THEY KNOW, TO THE DEVIL THEY DON'T KNOW, AND SURE DON'T LIKE WHAT THEY DO KNOW!

YOU ALL CAN BELIEVE THOSE POLLS WITH THEIR MINISCULE VOTING REPRESENTATIONS ALL YOU WANT. COME NOV. THE DEMS. ARE GOING TO GET A BIG SWIFT KICK IN THE ASS-AND THEY WILL SO RICHLY DESERVE IT!

Posted by: Farfalle | June 16, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

I love Gore! I love Obama! This is a good day!!

Posted by: NYerwithbrain | June 16, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I find it amusing how these Obama haters love people like Gore, or whoever until.......they support Obama......lol.

Posted by: The Oracle | June 16, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Carter and Gore=Profiles in Courage

Posted by: John | June 16, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Gore can just threaten to bore anyone to death if they don't vote for Obama.

Posted by: John | June 16, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe Wright called Obama a poor black boy.

Obama frequently mentions his grandparents in both his writings and his talks. However, he lived longer with his mom (10 years) than he did with his grandparents (8 years.)

He attended Punahou on scholarship, so I'm a bit sceptical that his grandparents were rich. Keep in minds, banks have a ton of VPs, most paid fairly modestly.

He did not call his grandmother a racist - his comments were more complex than that.

He did not say she had an inbred fear of others.

The "bitter" comments, taken in context,are about cynical manipulation, largely by Republicans, such as where a rich kid from California came to Virginia, hung up a bunch of Confederate flags and a noose in his office, and tried to use our religion and our tradition of gun ownership to vote against our economic interests.

That point is a bit too subtle to defend easily - it doesn't sound bite well - but it is the truth.

I don't find Obama's remarks disturbing. I do find your distortions of them insulting. If you really think rural voters are stupid, you have a surprise coming come November.

Posted by: VirginiaGal2 | June 16, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Gore sent out an email solicitation to all of "his supporters" today asking them to donate to the Obama campaign. And, this supporter of Gore and his global warming efforts promptly unsubscribed to any further emails from Mr. Gore.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

And btw, why do politicians think voters, and their votes, are like poker chips that they can trade and borrow?

The status Gore has achieved came about because he became a statesman after he left Washington. And now he's wading back into the water for this guy!?! Since when is integrity a transferable commodity? Obama's ducking and weaving the issue of Trinity Church "pastors" preaching racism from the pulpit, and a truly green level of experience in legislating and leading, kinda makes it hard to graph ethics and reliability onto his platform at this late date.

Gore-Biden 2008 ... or maybe I'll vote for my Dad.

Posted by: CCH | June 16, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I miss Ms. Hillary terribly. She is more interesting and exciting than all these various losers put together.

Posted by: John | June 16, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Is Big Al going to tell the good People of Missed-out-Chigan, all about how every Vote counts?


Except THEIRS! ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | June 16, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for your exposé - long to say the least. If you had read my somewhat shorter comment you would have realized that I was taking issue with your mis-use of the word "raciest" which has nothing to do with race in the racist sense of the word. It was clearly good exercise for your fingers though ........

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

When people have plenty to lose, don't underestimate their collective energies. We expect to win because of that. If you don't like it, tough. Under serious times, with real issues, please understand that: 1)This is not a game -betting on win/lose
2)This is not solely about you or the candidates
3)With what's going on, we have no room for pessimism - We're ready for action to overturn it
4)If you're not in to help, please redefine the nature of your stances and voting purposes
5)We'd like to see this country and its citizens helped; we do not hope for their condemnation. People are hurting, and McCain is bent on corporate on Bush-policies.
6)We don't want it. People are steadily contributing to boost for the same cause, understanding what is more important. As long as that is happening, the most I can conclude is that Obama has an increased chance of winning. There are plenty at stake, and for Obama to work on our behalf vs McCain, we are taking it. We will see it through.
7)Help, or step aside.

Thank you Gore. Thank you Hillary fans, united for the cause to which we commonly agree. Thank you Republicans on the team, and independents. We are in the midst of breaking down party barriers. Ron Paul is right; "there's something going on, and it's BIG!!" We are ready, will push forward, and no pessimistic attitudes are going to change that. Tough. Deal with it.

Posted by: Obama2008 | June 16, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

To Anyone But Obama:
As an Obama supporter I looked up the Webster definition of "raciest" which you clearly don't know the meaning of It reads>>>

full of zest or vigor

Thank you, I haven't been so flattered in a long time. Are you becoming a Democrat ?

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Racism, by its simplest definition, is discrimination based on racial group. People with racist beliefs might hate certain groups of people according to their race, or in the case of institutional racism, certain racial groups may be denied rights or benefits. Racism typically starts with the assumption that there are taxonomic differences between different groups of people. According to the United Nations conventions, there is no distinction between the term racial discrimination and ethnic discrimination.
This definition does not make any difference between prosecutions based on ethnicity and race, in part because the distinction between the ethnicity and race remains debatable among anthropologists.[2] According to British law, racial group means "any group of people who are defined by reference to their race, colour, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin".[3]
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Definitions
While the term racism usually denotes race-based prejudice, violence, discrimination, or oppression, the term can also have varying and hotly contested definitions. Racialism is a related term, sometimes intended to avoid these negative meanings. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, racism is a belief or ideology that all members of each racial group possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially to distinguish it as being either superior or inferior to another racial group or racial groups. The Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines racism as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular racial group, and that it is also the prejudice based on such a belief. The Macquarie Dictionary defines racism as: "the belief that human races have distinctive characteristics which determine their respective cultures, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule or dominate others."[citation needed]
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Legal definition
According to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,

the term "racial discrimination" shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life. '[1]

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The assumption that "whites" will not vote for Obama owing to his "race" and his twenty-year relationship with Reverend Wright is itself a not-so-subtle form of racism, as is the tendency to lump all whites (or Latinos, or African-Americans, or Asians) together -- a form of analysis usually known as stereotyping.

Wright has been a problem for Obama because of what he said and what Obama did not say regarding what his pastor said and what he said in an effort to rationalize their relationship.

Obama could easily have distanced himself from Wright long ago by specifically rejecting Wright's claim that Obama was a "poor black boy" and Hillary one of the "rich white" people who rule the country (they are both in the very top income category, based on their earnings, and Obama had as elite an education as Clinton), and he could have rejected Wright's call to his congregation to vote for Obama because he was a poor black boy (a form of racial politic).

Obama could also have distanced himself from Wright's theology, which holds that Jesus was a poor black man (like Obama?) crucified by rich white people (like Clinton?).

But he did not. Instead, he seeks to present himself as the son of a single mother, barely mentioning his grandparents or his stepfather, who actually raised him, and in considerable comfort on the island of Hawaii, not the mean streets of continental America.

When he did mention his grandmother (former VP of the Bank of Hawaii), he implied she was a racist and used her to take the heat off Wright. Evidently surprised that anyone would find such a comparison problematic, he explained that he meant to say she was a typical 'white person,' all of whom have an inbred fear of others.

His later remarks about bitter, unemployed white folk clinging to their guns and religion and nervously eyeing strangers and free trade deals simply exacerbated his earlier remarks.

So it is not just what Wright has said, it is also what Obama has said and not said.

Obama's own sins of commission and omission explain why many do not trust him.

You do not have to be older or white or less educated or less affluent to find such remarks disturbing -- unless you also believe that "down-scale" white folk are even more of a problem in this country than "rich white" folk.

Posted by: Anyone But Obama | June 16, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Well now that we are choosing up sides, when will Dick Cheney endorse Mr. McSame?

What is the matter, not warrior enough for you Dick? Too soft on tax cuts for the super rich, Dick?

Posted by: shrink2 | June 16, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Smart that this will happen in Michigan. The Michiganders have felt used and abused and this should help mend those wounds. Obama needs MI to win in Nov.

Posted by: HonestAbe | June 16, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

The Reluctant Prophet: There are two words which sound very similar "prophetic" and "pathetic" You are trying to be the former but actually sound like the latter. Rather than exhaust pages of typing why don't you just wait until November and see ? Your desperate need to tell everybody that Obama is going to lose is a clear manifestation of your own insecure position.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Clintonistas never forget that revenge is always best when taken cold.

Posted by: John | June 16, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I'm afraid you're just arguing against a make believe, made up idea of what Obama supporters believe.

Obama's message of change does have substance, and he has listed both positions (extremely close to Hillary Clinton's) and how he would accomplish these things. Look at his web site, or this web site, or even wikipedia.

Of course, actual knowledge might weaken your ability to post untruths convincingly.

Obama supporters do not, as a group, in my personal opinion, play the race card. I do have to say I have seen a fairly embarassing amount of bigotry directed at Obama.

That is not playing the race card. That's just fact.

Obama did not say his grandmother had an inbred fear of others. See brief discussion of what he actually said below.

Obama did say that people who have been economically disadvantaged can become bitter.

I have seen, firsthand, for many years, the cynical use of "God, guns, and gays" to get rural and traditional voters to vote against their best interest. George Allen was a particularly egregious example of this electoral strategy - a rich kid from California that pandered to people's prejudices. And, BTW, I am not black - I am from rural Southwest Virginia.

I love God, I could care less what other people do in the bedroom, and I believe in gun rights (although I personally do not believe that includes the right to civilian ownership of a fully automatic gun) - and I'm smart enough to know when Republicans are trying to work my prejudices for their economic interest. Too bad you didn't listen to what the man was saying.

Obama did not block any revote. He didn't lobby for it, but had it had sufficient support, he could not have prevented it.

Obama is leading McCain in all polls. which IMHO bodes well for the future of this country.


Posted by: ViriginiaGal2 | June 16, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

"Tirade -
It must be painful to watch your party slide inevitably into obscurity after having such tight reigns on power. If it weren't self induced I might almost feel bad for you.

Posted by: PulSamsara | June 16, 2008 6:26 PM"

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I found this hilarious enough to reply to simply because I'm an independent voter who voted for Al Gore and Kerry in the last two Presidential elections. I quoted the above comment because it's a perfect example of why Obama's campaign repulses me--the smugness and elitism of his suppporters is inappropriate in this tough election year. And it's ESPECIALLY disappointing coming from people who generally LOVE to tout that they are "educated" and "progressive", yet act more obnoxious and disdainful than any conservative or Republican I've ever met. Too bad their isn't a college course in class or grace, because the self-proclaimed "educated" ones could use a lesson or two in these values.

That these people expect to win over the independents, moderates, and disgruntled Republicans with these sneering, smug attitudes is what puzzles me about Obama supporters. And I suppose that they will be equally confused come November and wonder what went wrong when they see their savior lose in a landslide.

Posted by: Tirade | June 16, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

A Night of a Thousand Knives...The S.S Army of Super Delegates of
the Democratic Party Appointing Obama the nominee!
I will Never forget!!!!

Hillary Clinton crossed the Rubicon of American politics the night of June 3.
A woman who, despite the juggernaut of media bias against her!

She managed to tally up more votes than any other candidate in American history!

Hillary Clinton managed to tally up more votes than any other candidate in American history!


The night of June 3. the laurels of victory should be hers but the ghosts of Caesar's assassins haunt the public forum and have succeeded in yet again attempting to bring to power an unworthy Brutus. Mr. Obama and his accomplices should not rest easy on any night.
Their actions of gaming the very undemocratic caucuses to run-up their man's delegate numbers have made a mockery of the public will.

They should rest even uneasier by the display, or lack thereof, for the "change" candidate.

Where were the celebrating crowds in the streets of the nation's cities, suburbs and towns if this were such a momentous event? Where is his double digit lead he was supposed to have after being appointed the Nominee?

But, perhaps, they will get their "change" after all. Not unlike the machinations of Caesar's murders, the Obama accomplices' actions will have unforetold consequences.

When the smoke clears November 5, and Obama has lost, the finger pointing and gnashing of teeth will begin.
I only hope it means the complete extrication of the far left wing fanatics who are the guilty party in this the most horrific display of political suicide in modern times

Posted by: The Reluctant Prophet

Posted by: The Reluctant Prophet | June 16, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

To Anyone But Obama:
As an Obama supporter I looked up the Webster definition of "raciest" which you clearly don't know the meaning of It reads>>>

full of zest or vigor

Thank you, I haven't been so flattered in a long time. Are you becoming a Democrat ?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the best hope for this country. We don't need the old, tired stay the course rhetoric of McCain who plans to keep our troops in Iraq for another 50 years, someone who is too friendly to the oil industry and big business.
I can hardly wait to see Obama sworn in as President in Jan. 09.
Of course, there are folks out there who cannot read the writing on the wall. However, folks, the times are changing.
Enough Americans have had enough of Republican dirty tricks, lies, deceptions, and greed.
Go Obama!!!

Posted by: abby0802 | June 16, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

And I was looking forward to Gore's return to presidential politics. Honest. But I guess one has to be careful what one wishes for.

Well, if he's not running, I just assume go on political sabbatical ... like Al's done for the past 8 years ... and devote my energy to something I actually believe in.

Posted by: CCH | June 16, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Reading these commentaries one rapidly comes to the conclusion that there's a bunch of idiots out there accusing just about everyone in the Democratic party of being communist, left wing, socialist..... PLEASE buy yourself a dictionary and try to learn the definition of the terms you use before writing them. You really do have no idea what you're talking about. Make an effort, take Politics 101

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters who are touted as being so well educated simply just show that the guy is full of hot air - hot air because some of his supporters are just plain old stupid, and hot air because he has no clue as to HOW to get any of the bla bla that he talks about done.

(1) A false message of change with out any substance.

(2)The Obamas and supporters always Playing the race card!

(3)Accusing others of being the raciest! When the Obamas are the true America Hating raciest!

(4) Obama explained that he meant to say she his grandmother was a typical 'white person,' all of whom have an inbred fear of others. His later remarks about bitter, unemployed white folk clinging to their guns and religion and nervously eyeing strangers and free trade deals simply exacerbated his earlier remarks.

(5) Blocked the re-vote in FL and MI when they knew that would change the dynamics of the election... Obama would have then lost IN by wider margins and probably crawled to the finish line in NC.

(6) Running away from a fight when they know they can't win, FL, MI, KY, WV are examples

Republicans will take the fight to them and slaughter him... the only way they can win is by tearing Obama down and the Obama team has demonstrated over and over again that they can't win a fight.

Posted by: Anyone But Obama | June 16, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama spent a good bit of his life with his grandparents and frequently mentions them in both his writing and his talks.

He lived with his stepfather about 4 years, so I would not say he was raised by his stepfather.

He is, in fact, the son of a single mother, single all but about 6 years of his life. He lived primarily with her up until he was ten. During that time, if I remember correctly, she was even on food stamps at one point or another.

He lived longer with his mom than with his grandparents.

He did not attack his grandmother - he commented that it was painful to hear her make comments about being afraid of young black men.

Posted by: VirginiaGal2 | June 16, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

all this negativity is really depressing. is it necessary? Obama is a good man. Clinton is a good woman. Is there no humanity left in this world?

Posted by: icarus | June 16, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

When Obama is sworn in as the President of the United States in January, 09 there will be heard, all over America, a strange popping sound. It will be the heads of thousands of infuriated narrow-minded bigots and racists popping! What a sweet sound that will be.

Posted by: thebob.bob | June 16, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

HA HA HA LOL, Where is Obama double digit lead???? Obama was supposed to have after being appointed the Nominee.
But, perhaps, they will get their "change" after all.

Posted by: NOBama | June 16, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama seeks to present himself as the son of a single mother, barely mentioning his grandparents or his stepfather, who actually raised him, and in considerable comfort on the island of Hawaii, not the mean streets of continental America. When he did mention his grandmother (former VP of the Bank of Hawaii), he implied she was a racist and used her to take the heat off Wright.

Posted by: Anyone But Obama | June 16, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Death to the GOP!

Posted by: pj451 | June 16, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

BOY OH BOY - TALK ABOUT POLITICS - IS GORE SHOOTING FOR TH V P SPOT OR WHAT.

NEVER MIND WHAT THE PEOPLE THINK! SEEMS NO ONE IN THE D CCROWD GIVE A DAMM ABOUT WHAT OBAMA WILL BRING TO THIS COUNTRY! WE KNOW THERE IS NO LOVE BETWEEN BILL CLINTON AND AL GORE, BUT WHAT COMES FIRST, OBAMA OR THE NATION AND THE PEOPLE OR AL'S "GET EVEN" EGO?

LETS GET HILLARY BACK BY DRAFTING HER AT THE CONVENTION!

EACH DAY THE POLITICAL SCENE BECOMES MORE DEVASTATING AND WE EVEN MIGHT WIND UP A THIRD WORLD NATION BY THE TIME NOV. ROLES AROUND!

Posted by: LYNN PARKER | June 16, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

ALL THIS TALK ABOUT CHANGE GOT ME SO INSPIRED THAT I DECIDED TO CHANGE MY PARTY AFFILIATION. ALSO, WHY INTERFERE WITH THE DNC AND DONNA BRAZILE'S DESIRE FOR A NEW COALITION. THEY DON'T NEED MY VOTE!

"FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY ADULT LIFE, I WILL VOTE FOR THE GOP NOMINEE"!

GO TO HELL OBAMA!
GO TO HELL DNC!
GO TO HELL GORE!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anyone But Obama | June 16, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

You are a little late, Al. Your endorsement would have meant far more earlier on. There was really no excuse to wait more than the day after the final primary. Now an endorsement means only that you support the Democratic Party, and everyone knew that a long time ago.

Posted by: Arjuna9 | June 16, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Tirade -
It must be painful to watch your party slide inevitably into obscurity after having such tight reigns on power. If it weren't self induced I might almost feel bad for you.

Posted by: PulSamsara | June 16, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama for President of the UNITED States of America.

Posted by: PulSamsara | June 16, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

And in related news:

The Honorable Heuy Aftorfac Camsolate has just endorsed Lincoln for the 16th President of these United States of America.

Just in the nic of time !

Posted by: PulSamsara | June 16, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama fanatics are deluded if they believe that this endorsement will mean anything to the non-Democrat voters. The only people who care about this endorsement are already committed to voting for Obama.

Posted by: Tirade | June 16, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama isn't a racist. Further, while I don't personally agree with Reverend Wright's preaching, I dont' think it's accurate to call him a racist either.

The church does not teach black liberation theology at all - much less for 20 years. That is a lie.

In fact, factcheck.org weighed in on the subject and their verdict was that "while its controversial pastor is a fiery advocate for blacks and liberal causes and a fierce critic of anti-black discrimination, we've seen no evidence that he preaches hatred of or discrimination against whites."

Their verdict - from an independent, non-partisan group - was that these accusaions were lies.

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/sliming_obama.html

I'd encouraged Obama supporters to familiarize themselves with factcheck.org, which is a non-partisan site that outs political lies. It does help in these discussions and I would strongly encourage everyone to post the truth - and links to the source - to combat this campaign of lies.


Posted by: VirginiaGal2 | June 16, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Mr. Gore has moved beyond the inconvenient truth of Hillary's 18,000,000 plus votes.

Posted by: PamelaofthePoconos | June 16, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Right - Obama's not a racist... he just sat chose mentors who are racists because... uh... because... well, because he didn't know after 20 years of listening to them that they felt that way... YEAH - THAT's IT!

Uhhh -- ummm - err... I mean he didn't know they were teaching black liberation theology for 20 years... I mean - Obama is just an oblivious idiot. Yeah!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

A new Virginia poll has Obama edging out McCain by 1% -- a very favorable development. This and a lot of other polls in a big roundup here: http://www.campaigndiaries.com/2008/06/monday-polls-virginia-is-indeed-toss-up.html

Posted by: Dan | June 16, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

SWcrivener:

Told ya.

Best,

gbooksdc

Posted by: gbooksdc | June 16, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama isn't a racist. His writings, in fact, show a deep and intelligent - and inspiring - ability to transcend our racial divisions.

Can't say the same for some of the nuts posting against him here.

Posted by: VirginiaGal2 | June 16, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

And BTW - if and when I hear Obama's spiritual MENTORS and ADVISORS preaching hatred for other races - I will let you know... but they seem to just pick on the two I mentioned...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

You people. Why don't you do something useful with your time? Tutor, pick up litter, check up on an elderly neighbor.

Posted by: Ron | June 16, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

"From now through Election Day, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure he is elected President of the United States."

You could start by shutting up.

Posted by: Bitter Bill | June 16, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

DAVID WROTE: Honeychile?

Big surprise being talked to in racist terms by someone supporting a racist pig. No @sshole - America comes first. But not to communists like you.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Joy.

Big Gay Al, is going to fly his Greenhouse Gas espousing Super Jet, to Greenhouse Gas production Central-Detroit(Would you like some acid with that rain?), to emit foul Obnoxious Noxious Hot Vapors as he Bloviates about Global Warming, and what Champions in creating it, he and Barry are! ;~)

I'd have just called!

Oh, and way to support the Winner of the Primary there Gore!

LOL, like he would not be supporting a Dimocrat!

Posted by: SAINT---The | June 16, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

OBAMAJAMESCONE writes: ... They endorse a man who has been studying how to hate whites Jews and America for 20 years in a Marxist church.
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"Whites, Jews and America" Lol! In that order?? America comes in 3rd in your mind? And unless white or jewish (who tend to be white if they live in the US, btw - it's a religion, not a nationality), the others just don't count in your mind? Why, honeychile, you belong back in the 1860's, fighting to keep slavery alive and well in your back yard.

Don't kid yourself, honey. You were never a Democrat. You're a cookie-cutter Trotskyite.

Posted by: david | June 16, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Well, I see the idiots and trolls are out in force here today, with a good showing from random racists and paranoids, but nevertheless I shall write in anyway with the following little anecdote.

I just received an e-mail about this endorsement and wanted to show my excitement by making a small donation to the Obama campaign. I clicked on the Donate button (dear paranoids: these are common in e-mails from ALL politicians, not just Obama) and guess what--I got a "we are experiencing difficulties, please be patient and try again" screen (I'm paraphrasing). In other words, so many of us were responding to the news with immediate donations that it temporarily stalled the website!!

To put this in perspective, this is one of the most powerful, robust, responsive websites I have ever used. It ran along quite smoothly even the night of the nomination. I tried again a few minutes later, and of course it was up and running. But it was SO GREAT to see that, to use an old expression, "the phone lines were jammed" with all of us trying to donate. Obama 08!

I think this is wonderful news. I am so excited to have a hero of American politics on the campaign. This is right up there with the Ted and Caroline Kennedy endorsements. A golden day.

Posted by: Fairfax Voter | June 16, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Bob R. srites: Are people so stupid that they actually believe Obama can win?
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Are boys named Bob so stupid that they actually believe intelligent women are going to vote for a man, who derides his wife by allegedly calling her the "C" word? By doing this (when he was 56 years old - no spring chicken even then), he managed to show a truly horrific side of himself, further reinforced by some more recent TV appearances where he totally lost control, unmasking the "elder Charlie Chaplin" facade to reveal a very ugly and foul-mouthed temper.

Thanks, but no thanks. If Mr. Obama is good enough for Mssrs. Gore, Kennedy, Carter, Edwards, to name but a few, he's certainly good enough for those of us who don't 'cotton' to being thought of us as bodily parts!

Posted by: David | June 16, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore - I am just devastated. I thought you were a man of high moral fiber and integrity. The DNC has been hijacked by neo-communists and you did nothing to stop them... and now, you are endorsing it all. What a tragedy.

Posted by: OBAMAJAMESCONE | June 16, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse


Only political losers let political losers kiss them in public. Kerry, Kennedy, McGovern, now Gore. Hm. Not smart, not a way to get Clinton supporters. Certainly not a way to get Republican ones.

I see the Obamabots are still here spewing their bile. They cannot even get Democratic votes, but think they can get Independent and Republican ones? As ever, Obama's supporters are his worst enemies. Sometimes I wonder if they are paid Republican operatives. I wonder this about the Naderites too. They may as well be.

And, yeah, well, Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize too, so that's no prize at all.

Posted by: Chicago1 | June 16, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Voting for a black supremist - now what do we call that? Oh - that's right - Obamites have no problem with reverse racism... They endorse a man who has been studying how to hate whites Jews and America for 20 years in a Marxist church - but call anyone who questions this a racist. IRONY AT ITS FINEST!


I am a democrat and I do not endorse this insanity.

Posted by: OBAMAJAMESCONE | June 16, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore will harness the Fat White Guy Living off a trust fund vote for Obama.

Posted by: Otto Focus | June 16, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse


I think democrats have been sold down the river big time.

This is a shocking decision by Al Gore. He had the trust of democrats equal to the trust they had for FDR and he threw it away.

Individuals are not leaving the democratic party the democratic party has left loyal americans and sold them out.

Posted by: JohnAdams1 | June 16, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I didn't know Gore was a Marxist. I thought he loved our country.

Posted by: OBAMAHATESWHITEAMERICA | June 16, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

After all the times I've wondered - sometimes on blogs like this - "Al Gore, are you listening?" or "Al Gore, where are you?" this appearance at this point in the contest is not exactly what I had in mind. However, this campaign, with more than its share of great moments, has shown me that it's possible to end up with something even better than what I had in mind. Maybe Al Gore isn't coming to the rescue in the way I hoped he might; still, he just may help our party, our country, to heal our wounds (both very recent and less recent), lifting us upward, forward toward an even better future than we've dared to imagine.

Posted by: DoTheMath | June 16, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

All the Libertarian, white supremacist trash and slimy GOP staffers should take their trolling elsewhere. That includes the fake dem's claiming they're voting for McCain because of "disenfranchisement". Who knows, maybe Obama's GE victory will give you an excuse to start that race war you've been secretly longing for all these years. Bring it, we're ready for you.

Posted by: Kurt Peterson | June 16, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Wow - another traitor to our country... Gore - never expected this from you. How can you endorse a man who has been studying how to hate whites, Jews and America for 20 years? This really is the end of democracy. Communism - we blindly embrace thee.

Posted by: OBAMAJAMESCONE | June 16, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Democrats please, don't delude yourself. A democratically controlled congress is in no way a "fire-wall" to a Bush third term. Senator McCain is in perfect lock-step with the rest of his party on the issues facing the supreme court in the near future. If you care about issues of privacy and choice such as both Senators Clinton and Obama dearly do, don't willingly open yourself up to the horror of right wing controlled confirmation hearings. McCain might be older than Social Security, but his court appointments will barely remember the Great Society. The legacy of George W. Bush is not in his moronic decisions, or even the Iraq war, it is on the courts...And that is where it will stay for the next 40 years, shading every piece of legislation produced by transitive majorities in the legislative branch. Voting for McCain, as a Democrat, means that you believe that the bankruptcy of the Bush administration is an illusion. The situation on the ground right now should disavow you of that notion. Use your eyes, don't believe things will get better if you don't change a thing.

Posted by: david | June 16, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

For any Hillary supports, Are you democrats or groupies? Do you realize that the democratic primaries mean nothing to this nation? This is a process to allow a party to choose a candidate. This means that they don't have to take place. You can be served up any pile as they see fit, if you call yourself a democrat.

MI and FL, whatever, this was not a disfranchisement of american voters because the vote means nothing anyway because you are not electing an official. YOU ARE CHOOSING A CANDIDATE FOR A PARTY. This is a priviledge that the party affords you. This is not a right.

You should be angry and correct true disfranchisement of Florida and Ohio. For all of the Hillary supporters that want something to do, send your congressmen and women email, calls, letters, etc. to impeach George W. Bush. The legislation is all in place and needs the backing of americans that believe in true democracy. DO SOMETHING AND STOP COMPLAINING. Sound familiar. Crow tastes pretty bad but humble yourself and do what is right.

Any Hillary supporter that doesn't fall in line with the parties nomination, you never supported her anyway because she was a democrat before anything else, as you should be, if you truly supported her. I think she really needs now, but you will abandon her because you can't stand the taste of humility. Grow up and teach your children something about commitment.

We wonder why we have so many problems like divorce, single parents, abortion, etc. It's people that can't stand to follow thru with their commitments and start things that they are not willing to finish. If you call yourself a democrat and believe your vote counts, why not make it?

Posted by: dropping by | June 16, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm totally cereal.

Posted by: AG | June 16, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

I am for Gore. Al Gore is a serious player in the Democratic party, and he had enough class to not weigh in on the Hillary-Obama contest.

You don't for president because you want to be president. You run for president because your party and country need you to run.

At least that will shut up the clowns stuck on EXPERIENCE. And Al Gore managed to not get caught up in a personal scandal while in the White House!

I am for whom ever Obama picks.
And I am sure the serious people in the party will stand up for our parties choice!

Posted by: VB | June 16, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Great Gore endorses this Landslide in the making. Are people so stupid that they actually believe Obama can win? Obama is going to get his 100 Electoral College Votes and ride off into the sunset and join Dukakis, Mondale, and McGovern. I pray he makes Clinton his VP choice so the Democratic Party can be purged of both of these suckers and we can take the White house in 2012 and not face Hillary II

Posted by: Bob R | June 16, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

All of you Hillary supporters out there saying that Obama "stole" the election are wrong and are doing damage to your party. Obama won more delegates and he did so legitimately.

Hillary, at least, has admited this fact so why can't you do the same?

Posted by: David | June 16, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

DETROIT !!!! PERFECT PLACE *************** Perfect place to showchase how the Democrat Party runs something, Detroit. Only 24 % of the innocent children in Detroit ever graduate from High School......... which leads to why Detroit has the highest crime rate in America today.

Detroit is only one of America's "DEEP BLUE ONE-PARTY" cities. Cities that have had DEMOCRAT RULE for Decades and Generations. They have had 100% control of budget and social programs...................so look at Detroit today.

This is a city that also has one of the Democrats biggest "special interest group"...the NAACP, who has a large branch in Detroit.

Detroit is also headquarters for one of America's "mob run unions", the UAW.

The GOP has been "purged" from this deep blue city for Decades and Generations. NOW, we ALL know, without any doubt, that the Democrat Party is a faud and human rights abuser.

Yet they get full protection and cover from our mostly liberal corrupt wolfpack press.................Where am I wrong?.......SAD...SAD....SAD

Liberals where is the SOCIAL JUSTICE IN DETROIT????

Posted by: allen ridge | June 16, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore rules...
Gobama08

Posted by: EDM | June 16, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

A time to heal America's fears and undo the damage to the planet. I will be watching tonight!

Posted by: Katherine | June 16, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm thrilled. Don't care about all the speculation. Living in the moment. Just thrilled.

They say that Jimmy Carter has been "the best ex-president ever" (widespread treatment of river blindness / guinea worm disease literally bringing sight to countless thousands, establishing the gold standard for election monitoring, efforts at peace resolution in countless nations, author of numerous books including a novel and poetry, starting the Carter Center, not to mention promoting Habit for Humanity and setting a great role model for seniors).

Well, I think Al Gore has quietly become "the best ex-vice president ever." What a great American.

Thank you, Al Gore, for stepping up and stepping in. Welcome, welcome, welcome to the campaign. And are you bringing Tipper with you? We can only hope! Hurray.

Posted by: Fairfax Voter | June 16, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I agree with biograph1985 below. It's over now! Who else is he going to endorse Ross Perot or Lyndon Larouche? Very late and very lame.

Posted by: Dem4life | June 16, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Republicans and Clinton bitter-enders have nothing to contribute to any conversation but bile and petty malice.

Nobody's listening to you gnats. Shoo!

Posted by: drossless | June 16, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Donna Davidson writes: Everyone is SO OVER Gore.
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Apparently you are not. Good man. Did good things. Move on, girl. No point wasting time on old vindictive sour grapes. We are all SO OVER that nonsense.

Posted by: David | June 16, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Gore shouldn't have waited until after the primaries to endorse Obama. Obama was clearly the best candidate from the moment he announced. One supposes that Gore held out out of respect for the Clintons. The Clintons certainly would not have shown the same respect had the shoe been on the other foot. 8 years of Obama will be the daylight after the long, long night of Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush.

Posted by: biograph1985 | June 16, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Sorry verycreative, but Cosmic (or "Comrade", if you prefer) Al is, much like Obama, a complete fraud. A "man of the people, he was raised in Northwest Washington surrounded by opulence. He loves to look down upon the great unwashed and lecture them on using too much electricity, while conveniently driving one of his SUV's or sitting in his 44 room mansion. Personally, I can do without these nannystate morons. Gore couldn't care less about the environment, except for how many current shares he holds in Occidental Oil - which is, if you didn't know, heavily involved in offshore drilling. Interesting how our heroes are tainted, isn't it?

Posted by: muskrat | June 16, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

The primaries are over and the party has chosen its nominee - i like Hillary Clinton, but get over it - if you want to vote against your party's interests and your own, be my guest and vote mcsame in 2008. Vote against a women's right to choose, vote against bringing our troops home and vote for the same economic policies that have caused the mess we are currently in now, all for spite!!! Just don't complaint when nothing changes and the country is worst off after another republican term.

Hillary lost because she took the nomination for granted and has undoubtedly learned from her mistakes and will be a stronger candidate the next go-round!!!!

Posted by: stop the madness 2008 | June 16, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Some of you midget brains can ask cynical know-it-all selves whether the Nobel Peace Prize committee is likely to call on you for your work trying to save the habitat, the planetary Mother, Gaia. Not likely. For his work in that, Gore is tremendously respected and appreciated. I also agree with the midget brain who said Gore would have endorsed whichever candidate we got. Probably he better than anyone knows what the environment can expect from the Republican candidate.

Posted by: Gaias Child | June 16, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Everyone is SO OVER Gore.

Posted by: Donna Davidson | June 16, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

isn't he wonderful.....

Posted by: rproulx | June 16, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I would have thought that Gore's commitment towards serving and improving this country would be unquestionable given his herculean efforts towards improving the earth's environment but the remarks of muskrat and Mike below indicates that self interest and agenda pushing or an unfathomable inability to understand is alive and well.

Posted by: verycreative | June 16, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

One stuffed shirt endorsing another...besides, is this any surprise? Gore would have endorsed whoever got the nomination.

Posted by: NObama | June 16, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

A former candidate endorsing the current candidate (after he's secured the nod). I wouldn't say that this is tantalizing news.

As to whether Gore would be VP, you have got to be kidding. Why on earth would he accept it? Beyond sticking it to the Clintons, I can't see much reason for that (granted, it would be a great delight for him I'm sure; but running for VP is a lot of work). Or he extracts some huge promise, like he gets carte blanche over climate change legislation.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Alert the media! Bitter GOP trolls on the move again! Filled with irrational hatred and spewing venom like angry puffadders.They can be spotted by their green color, thin-skins, and lopsided McCain buttons - and their high-pitched whine....

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Well, good for Gore...slow, but good news!

Posted by: 2008 | June 16, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Crat wrote:

"Gore's endorsement will not change the fact that Obama has no legitimacy as the Democratic nominee. Obama stole the nomination with the Howard Dean MI and FL shenanigans and de facto surrogate Nancy Pelosi rigged the nomination for Obama."

A KEY COMMENT, CRAT, AND 100% CORRECT.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Former Vice President Al Gore is making an endorsement tonight ? What does it all mean ?

Buy Toyota, Occidental Petro, water futures in Artic and Anartic cirles, conservation management, especially caribou. And by all means, run outside and give your favorite tress a hug tonight. Sell faith based iniatives, GM, Ford, and those Condos along either coast, the end is near.

I bet those Aspen Trees are shuttering today. Psssst, don't confuse insanity with enlightenment on either side of the extremist capitalistic spectrum.

"These are the days of miracle and wonder so don't cry baby, don't cry..."

Posted by: Mark W. | June 16, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Gore was a de facto Obama surrogate all along. This was confirmed by the fact that he did not come out and support Sen. Clinton at the end of the primaries. He is a traitor to Sen. Clinton

Gore's endorsement will not change the fact that Obama has no legitimacy as the Democratic nominee. Obama stole the nomination with the Howard Dean MI and FL shenanigans and de facto surrogate Nancy Pelosi rigged the nomination for Obama.

Gore's endorsement will not change the fact that Obama is a cult leader who is unqualified, inexperienced, immature, and unelectable as a radical left wing liberal.

HRC supporters will not surrender in "unity" to the cult powers of Obama. HRC supporters will campaign and vote for John McCain. The Democratic Congress will be a firewall for any fear of a "third Bush term." In four short years in 2012, Sen. Clinton will be the presidential candidate to put America back on track.

Gore's endorsement does not change the fact that Sen. Clinton is the legitimate Democratic nominee. She won the popular vote; she won FL and Mi; and she is the best qualified and strongest candidate to win the general election in an easy landslide victory.

Posted by: crat3 | June 16, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Oh My God is right. Well, I'll never vote for Obama, and if Big Al would be his VP, will make absolutely no difference to me. It's McCain, in this case, who is by far the lesser of the two evils.

Although I have to say, I would hardly think Al Gore would go for being VP AGAIN. I think that highly unlikely.

Posted by: farfalle | June 16, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Stop the presses - one out of touch rich Socialist nannystate snob endorses another.

Posted by: muskrat | June 16, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Gore? Obama? 2 empty suits in a pod.

Posted by: MIke | June 16, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Yessssssss!! Way to go Al Gore!!

Gore, you are Wonderful! I was among those in your corner. For a brief moment, you were President of the United States. Bush just ruined your entire term, and he was, to my amazement, re-elected in '04.

I trust you with this country, Gore. Thank you! We love you Gore!! WooHoo!!!

Posted by: Obama2008 | June 16, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

OMG! "Barry" O'Bombanation has been "Gored". ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | June 16, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

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