The other day I was contemplating doing a post wondering what Al Gore was thinking about the Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting’s indefensible actions on May 31. My thoughts were that Gore must be reflecting on how his own party was disenfranchising voters, which probably be painful for him. I remembered his stirring speeches on the media and the Bush Administration’s trashing of the Constitution that he did in cooperation with MoveOn and felt he surely would disapprove just on an intellectual level as well.
Today I got a letter marked with “Vice President Al Gore” at the top left. Inside, with the same title on the letterhead, was a two-page missive detailing the horrors of the Bush Administration. There was also a little brochure:
Our nation is adrift.
Our world is threatened.
Our future is in jeopardy.
It unfolds to offer a text and photo rundown on “The Scope of the Damage” inflicted by the Bush Administration and how the effect is felt all over the world.
A picture of a serious Gore peers out from the donation form. “Yes, Al Gore, I want to undo the damage!” is what it reads…”Elect More Democrats–and End the Assault on America.”
While Gore has kept (wisely) mum on a presidential endorsement, it looks like he’s re-entered the world of party politics on behalf of Senate Democrats. The same group that couldn’t muster up one of their members to contest the Electoral College vote in 2000. Will it convince me I should donate? Probably not. I’m less forgiving than Gore at this point, especially after what happened over the weekend with the RBC, which I consider to be a pretty big “assault” on America by Democrats.
My attitude may change if the Obama-enabling comes to a halt. If we have a serious, experienced candidate to lead the party in November, I’ll reconsider. But if I’m expected to fall in line and vote for a nominee who is inexperienced, overly arrogant, and seems to have no respect or places little value on older voters, women, and working folks, then Gore and the Senate crowd for whom he’s fundraising won’t be getting anything from me. Frankly, I think most of them should be out of office…
Sorry, Al…I’d rather give my money to the World Wildlife Fund or an envrironmental group…
Filed under: Current Politics | Tagged: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Democratic Rules and Bylaws Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, DSCC, Florida primary, Hillary Clinton, Michigan primary |