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    Al Gore

    Well we have the "Newt throws his hat in the ring and what wrenches would that throw in the Republican engine" thread, so after watching Al Gore get an Emmy last night and receive a standing ovation, I began to wonder why he is staying out of the race.

    So I wondered, what if he throws his hat in the ring once again. What does that do to the Democratic primary? Does Gore split out some of the Clinton vote and let Barak establish a stronger foothold? Does he become more of a Ralph Nader type that is trying to grasp the good ole days and more of a nuisance than a serious candidate? Does he take so much of the attention away from any of the 2nd tier candidates trying to make a road to the election (Edwards??) that he harms their candidancy? Does he rally the environmental nazis and get the nomination?

    Either he or I have changed tremendously since the late 80's. As I was a supporter of his candidancy for President in 2008. That was the election that I voted for Michael Dukkakis. The whole tank episode won me over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach

    Either he or I have changed tremendously since the late 80's. As I was a supporter of his candidancy for President in 2008. That was the election that I voted for Michael Dukkakis. The whole tank episode won me over.
    I hope you mean '88... I too liked Al years ago. Once he went from Tennessee to national politics he started to switch and go from being somewhat conservative to extremely radical in his views. I think he traded many of his core beliefs to passify the Democtratic base for Primary politics. Ironically, he got through the Democratic primary, but the voters he alienated, me, the conservative southerners (especially Tennesseans) doomed him in the Presidential race...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    That was the election that I voted for Michael Dukkakis. The whole tank episode won me over.
    Many political experts believe that the "tank episode" single-handedly cost Dukakis the election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titletownclown
    Many political experts believe that the "tank episode" single-handedly cost Dukakis the election.

    Actually the Willie Horton ads and the way he presented his anti-death penalty stand in the debates doomed him in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titletownclown
    Many political experts believe that the "tank episode" single-handedly cost Dukakis the election.
    Honestly, I voted for him because he was a Democrat and that was what my family members did. Voted Democrat.

    But as I got to studying the issues over the next 4 to 8 years I came to the conclusion that I more aligned with the platforms of the Republican candidates on the Presidential level and not the Democrats.

    Now the conservative Democrat candidate of Ken Lucas received my support during his first run in office.

    Also, interestingly I was baptized in 1992, right in the middle of this "political awakening."

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    If Uncle Al runs with Obama or Hillary as a running mate, he stands an excellent chance of winning the election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz
    Actually the Willie Horton ads and the way he presented his anti-death penalty stand in the debates doomed him in my opinion.
    Agreed. His answer concerning what he would think/do if Kitty was raped, etc. was horrific.

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