Al Gore for 2008!
Tim Daunt writes in today's LA Times, an article regarding campaign fund-raising amongst big-time politicians and Hollywood. More specificaly, amongst Democrats, who, not surprisingly, appear to donate more to Democratic political coffers. I found the following to be telling:
Midway through the festive evening, Lyn Lear and Cindy Horn, the wife of Alan Horn, president of Warner Bros. Entertainment, took the stage. They looked directly at Gore, who was sitting in the front row with his family, and urged him to consider another run for president in 2008. Next, Reiner and his teenage son, one of the young award recipients of the evening, stood before the crowd, also voicing support for the former vice president.
"They said, 'Wouldn't it be great if Gore ran again?' and the whole place went wild," said Lear, wife of entertainment giant Norman Lear.
Amid the praise, the former vice president smiled, and then he privately told some of his supporters that he wasn't interested. But will he change his mind?
"To the surprise of many, Gore has emerged as a candidate who is passionate and who is not as focus-group driven as Hillary," said political columnist Arianna Huffington. "There's a lot of talk about Gore redeeming and transforming himself." That's particularly true among hard-core liberals who may find Clinton too moderate.
Yeah...like a far-Left Democratic ticket is going to win elections.
Gore has been spending a lot of time in Los Angeles working on a documentary on global warming with "Good Will Hunting" producer Lawrence Bender, who says the former vice president seems more relaxed these days.
That's funny.....I keep seeing him blow gaskets.
"I'm hoping he runs," said Bender, who raised $600,000 for Kerry during the last campaign. "I think the only way he'll do it is if enough people tell him to do it."
Oh, do it! Do it! Please, please, pleeeeease run again?