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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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