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Gore to Campaign for Obama in Florida


Tipper and Al Gore at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, in Dec. 2007. (Sandy Young)

By Peter Slevin
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Al Gore, who lost his 2000 race for the White House when he fell 537 votes short in Florida, will headline a pair of rallies for Barack Obama on Friday in the land of the butterfly ballot and the hanging chad.

Gore will campaign in vote-rich Broward and Palm Beach counties, the site of some of the most extraordinary scenes of the post-election battle for Florida and the presidency -- a battle ended by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision with 1.6 million votes never recounted.

"Nobody knows better that every single vote counties -- especially in Florida -- than Vice President Al Gore," Obama state director Steve Schale said in a written statement. Gore will be urging people to vote early "so no amount of chads, butterflies or undervotes can stand between Floridians and the change we need."

Gore is part of a stronger-than-expected Obama push in Florida. The Illinois Democrat has held three rallies in less than 24 hours, with 35,000 people showing up on an unseasonably cold night in Kissimmee on Wednesday to see him campaign with former president Bill Clinton.

Polls show a close race in a state where a victory would likely seal Obama's capture of the White House eight years after Gore fell agonizingly short.

Posted at 1:07 PM ET on Oct 30, 2008  | Category:  Barack Obama
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I volunteered at the rally in Sarasota, Florida today. It was a great event, attended by every kind of person you can imagine. Pics here: http://www.motleymoose.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=573

Posted by: chrisblask | October 30, 2008 8:56 PM

OMG ... call off Al. He sealed the doom 8 years ago. The 3 counties who couldn't read/write/punch a ticket correctly are doomed!!!!!

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 30, 2008 4:05 PM

If the GOP suffers a crushing electoral college defeat next Tuesday it will be time for real Republicans to pick up the pieces.

The program should read:

1. We will defend the United States against all enemies.

2. We will be careful stewards of your money and control spending.

3. We will not tell you how to live your life.

4. All are welcome in our tent.

Marginalize the crackpots, neo-fascists, purposely ignorant, bigots and those waiting for the rapture - they will vote for you anyway. Cut your ties with the radio morons.

The American people will respond.

It is time for real Republicans to take their party back. The nation needs you

Posted by: toritto | October 30, 2008 3:20 PM

John McCain Gets Stood Up By Joe The Plumber!


Now this is hilarious!!!


McCain calls on Joe The Pretend Plumber to stand up and be recognized...but Joe's nowhere to be found, and it confuses the hell out of McCain.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2cf0KXLl-E
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Phoney Joe must have been trying to get a record deal or something...


Two-thirds of McCain's "crowd" were bused in school students:


A local school district official confirmed after the event that of the 6,000 people estimated by the fire marshal to be in attendance this morning, more than 4,000 were bused in from schools in the area. The entire 2,500-student Defiance School District was in attendance, the official said, in addition to at least three other schools from neighboring districts, one of which sent 14 buses.
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http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/30/1616435.aspx
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HAHAHA!!!
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 3:01 PM

Go Obama go! Obama needs to campaign with Bill Clinton and then Al Gore in Florida to help shore up Florida. Then Obama needs to head back to Virginia, Pennslyvania (with Biden in tow), and then finish off in Ohio with Hillary Clinton. Holding a rally in Ohio with Hillary and the Governor of Ohio, would help Obama solidified his lead with the undecided voters.

Posted by: AJ2008 | October 30, 2008 2:21 PM

This election is much closer than most people think. The liberal media has already declared Obama a winner and posters on this very site and others are telling McCain voters to stay home and not vote because their vote does not matter!

If Obama had such a comfortable lead, he would not be blitzing America with pleas to vote for him. He is taking the BIG BROTHER approach. It is starting to be a turn off.

With the latest breaking news that Obama is outsourcing his campaign from Palestine and from other foreign countries, especially from Arab Nations, people are starting to take notice. Illegal donors from Middle Eastern countries are raising RED FLAGS about Obama.

The Bradley Effect is much stronger this election than ever before. ALL African- Americans are not supporters of Obama, yet many are saying in polls they will vote for him because they are already being branded as "traitors and Uncle Toms" if they don't vote for Obama. Many white people don't want to be branded "racists," as they are already branded because they are not voting for Obama; the majority are not supporters of Obama.

A story ran today that Jewish voters back Obama, which is not true. 76% of American voters in Israel voted via absentee ballot for McCain. Keevoon is the source of this poll.

The Third Movement has not been polled. The Third Movement is neither Republican nor Democrat, as we are The Protectors of the United States Constitution! The US Military is overwhelmingly for McCain. Obama has already sold us out before and he will sell us out again in the future. Yes, even though he will lose the election, he will still be a US Senator!

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 30, 2008 2:18 PM

This election is much closer than most people think. The liberal media has already declared Obama a winner and posters on this very site and others are telling McCain voters to stay home and not vote because their vote does not matter!

If Obama had such a comfortable lead, he would not be blitzing America with pleas to vote for him. He is taking the BIG BROTHER approach. It is starting to be a turn off.

With the latest breaking news that Obama is outsourcing his campaign from Palestine and from other foreign countries, especially from Arab Nations, people are starting to take notice. Illegal donors from Middle Eastern countries are raising RED FLAGS about Obama.

The Bradley Effect is much stronger this election than ever before. ALL African- Americans are not supporters of Obama, yet many are saying in polls they will vote for him because they are already being branded as "traitors and Uncle Toms" if they don't vote for Obama. Many white people don't want to be branded "racists," as they are already branded because they are not voting for Obama; the majority are not supporters of Obama.

A story ran today that Jewish voters back Obama, which is not true. 76% of American voters in Israel voted via absentee ballot for McCain. Keevoon is the source of this poll.

The Third Movement has not been polled. The Third Movement is neither Republican nor Democrat, as we are The Protectors of the United States Constitution! The US Military is overwhelmingly for McCain. Obama has already sold us out before and he will sell us out again in the future. Yes, even though he will lose the election, he will still be a US Senator!

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 30, 2008 2:15 PM

Huckabee Hearts Obama?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI


See the latest Lies the GOP is trying to spread about Obama http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 30, 2008 1:22 PM

Huckabee Hearts Obama?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI


See the latest Lies the GOP is trying to spread about Obama http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 30, 2008 1:19 PM

Senator Obama has another former Nobel winner endorsing him (and I read yesterday he has scores and scores of Nobels -- in all fields -- supporting him) while McCain-Palin are mucking around with Joe (Sam) the (non) plumber. Does the quality of endorsements and supporters ever count for anything, or does the WP and other mainstream media (MSM) organs think that Joe=Gore, etc. Another example, the conservative Economist magazine polled hundred of economists 2 weeks ago and they overwhelmingly favor Senator Obama's economic policy, while the MSM, including the WP and AP, continue to give oxygen to the charges of "socialism" etc. without weighting the charges in any way. It's this ridiculous effort to lend equivalency, even when one side's charges are so ridiculous, that drives readers like me to the net, rather than to the trad. media. On one side you have Nobel recipients, including numerous winners in econ, and on the other side you've got fake plumbers and ideological polemicists from the AEI. And yet the media, including the Post, sees these as equal. Let's hope in the next campaign the Washington Post approaches things with more savvy, or goes the way of the Christian Science Monitor.

Posted by: osullivanc1 | October 30, 2008 1:12 PM

Someone should point out to Gore, that all his Hot Air emitted during his Bloviating Rants;

Is melting the Polar Caps! :-o


Hey Al!

Have YOU Hugged a Polar Bear today?

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 30, 2008 1:12 PM

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