Boycott Fox!

22 02 2007

There is no need or reason for the Democratic candidates to have their first debate hosted by Fox News.

Let it know that you disaprove!



15 02 2007

Bill Daley, a Gore campaign chairman in 2000, and a current senior adviser on Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential run was quoted on ABC News Politics section:

Daley describes the 2008 campaign season as “a marathon, not a sprint.” As the formal candidates reach their stride, Gore’s schedule — jam-packed with a stroll down the red carpet at the Academy Awards, a book release in May, and the December Nobel Prize announcement — will, if not heighten, surely sustain the buzz surrounding his candidacy.

This is interesting to me because Daley seemingly has split interests, one to his new gig with Barack Obama, and the other with his old boss Al Gore. With his ties to the old Gore team, and some of Al’s old advisors are now meeting to
think about a “Draft Gore” effort, you have to think they’ve spoken. I’m not saying Daley is not serious about helping Obama, I sure hope he is, but in politics you have to keep your options open and ready for the next move. The buzz is already starting about a Gore-Obama ticket, something that I would personally love – it’s my dream ticket.

Gore Watch II

14 02 2007

Again from Political Wire:

The New York Observer reports that “according to one influential Democratic insider, close associates of” Al Gore “have communicated to him and other prominent fund-raisers who are uncommitted to other ’08 candidates” that Gore “will consider entering the race — if an opening presents itself — in September.”

Their analysis is pretty much shared by me. Gore can wait. September is a good guess on when to expect something from him. With all the buzz surrounding him right now, he’ll be able to jump in and shake up all the top tier candidates. Hillary would be in deep trouble if Gore decided to run, and if she is still on the top of the pack, he could do some real damage to her hopes. I’ll shed a tear for her, well, not really.

New Obama Video

9 02 2007

In preparation for the big announcement tomorrow, Senator Barack Obama talks about the campaign and his new website that will be reveled tomorrow.

Draft Gore?

9 02 2007

Well, it seems I am not the only one wondering about the Gore question. According to the AP (via CNN), Some of the former Vice President’s advisors met yesterday to potentially start up a “Draft Gore” movement for the 2008 Presidential race.

With all the attention Al Gore may be getting this year from the Oscar Nominations to the Nobel Peace Prize Nomination, he definitively can wait to make any formal moves. He will be in the national spotlight without the additional buzz of a presidential campaign. A Draft Gore movement could help solidify a grassroots/netroots base just incase he decided to run. As a late entry to the race would change the entire field, Gore is strategically in a very powerful position without having to do anything but speak to the issues he has been championing. Not a bad place to be.

UPDATE: Jeff is watching Gore too.  Some interesting thoughts over there.

Gore Watch

7 02 2007

I may try and attempt a “Gore Watch” thread for signs of a presidential run by the former VP. There seems to be lots of coverage of the other presidential hopefuls out there, but it is my bet that he may run. Mainly because if he decided to run, he would shake up the entire field, and become a top tier candidate immediately. Rolling Stone has a really good article on why he should run.

So, when I see his name pop up I may take note of it and try to analyze if there is any ‘there’ there.

I’ll start with this from Political Wire:

“They’ve lost the argument and they don’t want to stop dumping all this pollution into the Earth’s atmosphere. The only thing they have left is cash and now they’re offering cash for so-called skeptics who will try to confuse people about what the science really say. But it’s unethical because now the time has come when we have to act.”

— Al Gore, quoted by CNN, on how the Bush administration is paying scientists to dispute global warming.

Lets see where this goes….