Wednesday, May 24, 2006
A top aide to Al Gore is telling reporters that if his boss decided to challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, he'd be a better candidate than he was in 2000.
Well now that's aiming high.
Arlie Schardt was Gore's press secretary when he made his first run for president in 1988 and has teamed up with his old boss to help promote Gore's new global warming movie, "An Inconvenient Truth."
Schardt told the paper (Newsday) that if Gore got back into the race, he wouldn't allow his handlers to micromanage his image the way they did six years ago.
Al Gore is capable of no image other than that of a stiff and annoying loon. He would bring to the Democrat ticket a treasure-trove of "self-seeking" ordnance. "An Inconvenient Truth" for Al is that anyone who embraces the wacko-environmentalist bilge proffered in this cinematic masterpiece would mean the death knell for our economy if elected. Thinking people know this.
I've heard the comparisons of Al's career with Richard Nixon's comeback in 1968, but there really is no comparison. Nixon was mainstream. Nixon exuded competence, not the oily residue of liberalism.