Gore, Clark, Kos, and the 2008 Election

For readers of tea leaves, the omens have not been favorable lately for a 2008 Gore Presidential run.  For one thing, the man himself still sounds decidedly less than enthusiastic about the prospect, and there are those supposed semi-insider leaks that say Gore spoke more positively in private about the prospect two months ago than he has of late.  Jimmy Carter seems convinced that Gore won't run despite having personally urged Al to throw his hat into the ring.  Now there is a report quoting his daughter Kristen saying at a book signing for her second novel that; "He's really not going to get in the race." 

We have come to the near end of a dramatic run of events that have deservedly kept Al Gore's name (and his mission) centered in the public eye.  Starting with the release of "An Inconvenient Truth", furthered by a campaign that organized many hundreds of simultaneous nation wide viewing parties, followed by "An Inconvenient Truth" winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary, Al Gore has been on a deeply meaningful and productive roll.  

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I'm an elitist

I'm an elistist. I know all democratic voices should be heard, but I came from tonight thinking- we need to limit this debate to only a few candidates per debate. It doesn't have to be the same candidates each time, but there needs to be more time given.

Here's the reality. Right now, we are getting sound bites. I support Edwards. I loved his sound bites. But, they were still sound bites.

So does this desire for longer answers make me an elitist? Over the last few years, I have begun to view a lot of things differently than I did in my 20s. I thought back then that everyone's opinion should be heard, and is equally valid. But, now I realize that they aren't.

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Design Your Ideal State-based Polling Survey

Ever wish you could bang pollsters and professional survey outfits over the head and say "dammit you're doing it wrong!" like I have?  Seems like it, since right here on MyDD, there's been a lot of discussion around Bowers' Inflated Clinton Poll Theory and the Democratic Strategist even picked up on it.  Well what if we could actually design what a survey looks like?  Check below the fold for more...

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McCain Regrets Remarks to Press on Baghdad

"...that's life..."

Who is really going to vote for this guy!!

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/ news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id= 1003568551

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NOW for Clinton?

Everywhere I look on the internet today, I see that NOW has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton, a Senator who voted for the war and hasn't done anything to stop it.  Thanks NOW, you're not representing peace and the true voice of American women.

Read the latest article about CODEPINK's efforts to expose Hillary's pro-war stance, visit http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007 03/28/151#comment-1043

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