Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Al Gore Finally Endorses A Candidate


Al Gore finally decided to get off the fence and support a presidential candidate . Who did he pick ? Barack Obama of course .
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/06/al-gore-react.html
The collective yawn of the masses aside , this bit of courage showed more profile than anything else .
The former Vice President could have proven himself more of a kingmaker or queenmaker if he would have come off that mountain and gave his endorsement in the heat of battle .I kept asking where was Al ? Perhaps he didn't want to endorse to early like he did in 2004 ,when he picked Governor Howard Dean .
The power of his endorsement would have had more impact if it would have occurred during or immediately after the primary season. His standing as the past Democratic nominee and a Nobel Peace Prize winner would have been put to good use as mediator in the contentious primary battle between Senator Clinton and Senator Obama.If there was anybody who could have claimed the high political moral ground it was Mr. Albert Arnold Gore Jr.
Al Gore is a decent and honorable man but sometimes decency means that you have to take a stand even in the moments that make you most uncomfortable , not in the moments of political expediency.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Greg C said...

Oh well, better late than never, I guess.Still, he should have come out earlier.If for no other reason than to quell the contention between the candidates.

June 19, 2008 at 9:30 AM  

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