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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Al Gore not running for President...newsworthy?


"Former Vice President Al Gore said Monday he’s not planning to run for president in 2008 but hasn’t ruled out a future in politics.


“I’m not planning to be a candidate again. I haven’t reached a stage in my life where I’m willing to say I will never consider something like this,” he said. “But I’m not saying that to be coy; I’m just saying that to be honest — that I haven’t reached that point.”

Look, I like and voted for the guy. But to me, just like John Kerry, he is unelectable now and forever. This is not a case of Nixon winning 8 years later after his defeat at the hands of John F. Kennedy. Our media is very different from the media in the '60s. Back then you could theoretically bounce back from a loss. Today's media, though, portrays people as either a winners or losers and the stench of losing lasts a lot longer than the one of winning.

It's time to start looking for some fresh blood on the national scene for the Democratic Party. Mark Warner anyone?

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