The truth is, Gore can wait until the absolute last minute to enter the race, because his name recognition isn't exactly going anywhere any time soon.
In fact, it is a smart move because while Obama and Hillary shred and defame each other, he gets all kinds of positive press for playing coy.
That said, I'm still convinced he's out. I think he's come to the realization that politics in America is more receptive to change by pressuring the larger public than by convincing a handful of crooks to change their minds.
The truth is, I don't blame you for how you feel. Most people in running a large effort eventually hit a moment where they wonder if every one of their constituents, clients, targets, customers, whatever may in fact be some combination of deaf, blind, thoughtless and learning disabled.
And, eventually you have to sort yourself out about how you feel toward that situation and whether it is worth it.
I've only had to do that while running a business. Not so sure where you land without the profit incentive, though.
Wow, how shitty a lot of the triangulation Dems who rolled over for the Iraq look?
We should consider the scary proposition that somehow a few of the smarter conservatives with some cover position an anti-war candidate into the GOP nom. Off the top of my head, I know Hagel is very well positioned. Gingrich could claim most anything he wants. So could Huckabee.
A Hillary nomination would look awful standing next to any anti-war Republican.
Don't underestimate the possibility of a full-bore rebellion within the GOP over the next year as the situation in Iraq continues unabated. Even the dumbest pro-war GOPers are going to see the writing on the wall.
Of course Richardson says he has no interest in the VP nod! No one says they want to be the back-up quarterback if they think they have a shot at being the starter. Otherwise, it creates the impression that you don't have enough drive and passion to deserve either job.