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Gore. I have a feeling he's running. And we need him. I will give money...even...and I don't have any.

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Wed Jun 27th, 2007 at 02:58:25 PM EST
I want to find out where I can get this kid's t-shirt:

(from the Vermont Daily Briefing)

I gather it's a new Marc Jacobs line (I'm not kidding) but the Marc Jacobs site is so horrid I can't through it to find the freakin' t-shirt.  I'm afraid to know how much a Marc Jacobs T-shirt is anyway...  Not CafePress prices, I'm betting...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Wed Jun 27th, 2007 at 03:19:21 PM EST
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Speaking of whom, an interesting poll out of the early primary state of New Hampshire. Not bad for a guy who's not a candidate (yet?).

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Wed Jun 27th, 2007 at 06:08:06 PM EST
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Everybody's talking about an autumn announcement. But right now I'll take that as being as meaningful as the september re-assessement of the Iraq situation.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jun 27th, 2007 at 06:18:46 PM EST
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A Gore run for the nomination would have some good parallels to Jesse Ventura's run for Minnesota governor back in 1998. He ran against two of the most stereotypical, partisan, vapid, politics-as-usual candidates from the two parties that the public was not high on, and presented himself as a no bullshit sort of guy that got people's attention (a lot of Americans are, actually, really excited to throw away their cynicism when they are given a reason to). Of course Gore was the same "politics as usual" sort back in 2000 and ended up losing the election to one of the weakest candidates in history because of it. Since that time, though, he has created a sort of cult-of-personality and is willing to say a few things outside of the accepted pro-corporate, pro-military lobby that has an absolute stranglehold on American national level politics.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Jun 27th, 2007 at 07:05:44 PM EST
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Plus he can put any opponent in a headlock!

Say what you will about entertainers and musclemen and porn stars going into politics, sometimes the jester is the only person worth listening to.

by Number 6 on Fri Jun 29th, 2007 at 07:29:14 AM EST
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Jesse Ventura had more common sense than most politicians.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 29th, 2007 at 07:37:57 AM EST
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He did. The political establishment hated him with extreme passion, so you know he was doing something right.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Jun 29th, 2007 at 12:12:24 PM EST
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He was madelaughing stock in Europe as well, because our press just quotes the MSM uncritically (what's the point of sending a correspondent to the US for that) and because it looking down on a pro westler turned successful politician is just so much up the alley of European intellectual snobbery about the US. When I went to the US and I found out more about him, heard him speak (on radio shows), etc, I got a completely different picture of him.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 29th, 2007 at 12:24:20 PM EST
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Blue collar, straight from the hip. No cronies, no silver tongue, no cashing checks behind closed doors, no baiting the public. I wanted him to run for president in '00 and '04 like you can't imagine.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sat Jun 30th, 2007 at 03:24:17 AM EST
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