By the time I started this Web site in January, I was already reneging on a prediction I boldly had been making for the better part of 2007.
For months and months and months, I had thought that Al Gore was going to swoop in as savior of the Democratic party on the coattails of his Oscar, his Emmy, his Live Earth events, and the acceptance by an overwhelmingly and increasingly brainwashed populace of his global warming mularkey. By late December, I thought that ship had sailed, but still maintained that it was a good, solid prediction.
Well, it’s back. The ever-present possibility of a brokered convention in Denver has people talking AlGore again. Oh, the polar bears will be pleased!
Mark Tomasik’s interview with Tim Mahoney (D-FL), a United States Representative from Florida and Democratic party superdelegate, includes some definite insight into Gore’s possible role as a “compromise candidate.” Perhaps, just perhaps, the party will be in such turmoil that it will resurrect the former VP and failed presidential candidate, after all.
And why not? The guy has single-handedly sold, to millions and millions of people, a platform of hyperbole which could ultimately result in regulations and legislation capable of tanking the American economy. While there is a giant segment of the population that refuses to believe that we are in danger at the hands of radical Islam despite all sorts of signs–including but not limited to a pair of missing buildings in New York City–there is also no dearth of people who disregard scientific fact and nonetheless spend thousands of dollars extra on hybrid cars, on “green” products, and even on carbon credits, the ridiculous, proverbial dues in Gore’s fraternity of hypocrisy. To date, he’s been able to expertly sell his own brand of religion — I don’t think he’d have much of a problem selling himself as a candidate.
From Turmoil, Triumph
I absolutely love the un-civil war that is consuming the left. While I believe that Arizona Sen. John McCain will be choosing Mitt Romney–or possibly even Joe Lieberman–as his running mate, the turmoil in the Democratic party, combined with the increased role that race is playing in the contest between Obama and Clinton, presents a very remote possibility. Hear me out, and try not to laugh…
The democrats will have their convention in Denver at the end of August, about one week before the GOP holds its own convention in Minneapolis [and the mainstream media inundates us with recollections of Larry Craig's bathroom tryst in the local airport].
Barack Obama, having weathered the storm caused by his relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and having survived a tight loss here in Pennsylvania, will go to Denver with the lead in the popular vote, in the delegate count, and in momentum. The media will, as always, be in his back pocket (or at least somewhere in his pants).
Hillary Clinton, however, will have proven to be best at wooing the superdelegates. She’s already set her daughter up on breakfast dates and made phone calls to star-struck superdelegates’ family members; do not doubt for a moment that she will not make all sorts of empty promises, host all sorts of events, and get her husband to crack open the humidor.
Hillary will win the nomination because of her skill at playing the fat-cat politician, effectively stealing the prize from a bewildered Barack Obama. The newly-minted and exponentially-excited African-American base of the Democratic party will be up in arms. Al Sharpton will be burning up the airwaves. Rev. Wright will pull a Michael Jordan and return from his premature retirement so he can rail against the wealthy, white American elites. The black vote will go from energized to disenfranchised instantaneously, and will run from the decidedly un-democratic Democratic party like Tokyo residents from Godzilla.
The following week, John McCain names Condoleezza Rice as his running mate.
Just putting it out there…