11 October 2007

Gore for Four?

I'm not the only one who would like to see Al Gore run for president in 2008. A "Draft Gore" group placed a full-page, $65,000 ad in the New York Times, which you can see here.

Now, I don't think Al's going to go for it. But let's fantasize a little and say he did. Say he won. We get four years of good governance, repaired relationships around the world, serious headway in the development of alternative energy, even, let's dream big, an end to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a major reduction in the deficit.

Then it's 2012 and he's up for re-election. You know what's going to happen then? Karl Rove will slime his slimy self back into the equation and declare that it's unconstitutional that Gore run for another term. After all, the 22nd Amendment bars anyone from being elected to the presidency twice.

And we all know Al Gore was elected in 2000. (OK, we don't all know that, but it's a very strong possibility.)

Just you wait. The one thing you can never accuse the Republicans of is insufficient chutzpah.


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