Monday, June 16, 2008

Al Gore Endorses Barack Obama

posted by John Blanco @ 8:16 PM


What I thought was a well-versed part of Al's speech tonight:

Take it from me, elections matter.

If you think the next appointments to our Supreme Court are important, you know that elections matter. If you live in the city of New Orleans, you know that elections matter. If you or a member of your family are serving in the active military, the National Guard or Reserves, you know that elections matter.

If you are a wounded veteran, you know that elections matter. If you've lost your job; if you're struggling with a mortgage, you know that elections matter.

After the last eight years, even our dogs and cats have learned that elections matter. After eight years of lost jobs and lower wages, we need change. After eight years of incompetence, negligence and failure, we need change.

Inspirational words. Then, of course, we have John McCain and the GOP, who quite possibly unleashed the most silly rebuttal I've seen this year:

GOP spokesman Alex Conant reacted to Gore's criticism of President Bush. "This election isn't about changing the past, it's about changing the future," he told The Associated Press on Monday evening.

Calling attention to the fact that Gore's 2000 running mate, Sen. Joe Lieberman, has since left the Democratic Party to become an independent and is backing Sen. John McCain, he said, "It's telling that half of the 2000 Democratic ticket endorsed John McCain early in the campaign, while the other half waited until Barack Obama had been the presumptive nominee for weeks."

Yeah, John, it's so telling. It's also telling the man who wanted to switch to the Democratic Party in 2001 and 2004 is now the Republican nominee, too.


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