While the current landscape of Democratic presidential candidates is impressive, the credentials, experience and leadership abilities of the frontrunners - including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards - pale in comparison to the one person who is best suited for the job:
With over seventeen months remaining until the November 2008 election, Mr. Gore has yet to indicate an interest in taking another run at the presidency. No doubt, the lasting memory of Gore's failed - some would say, hijacked - presidential bid seven years ago may continue to leave a bitter taste in his mouth. Believe me, it leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of tens of millions of Americans who have seen this country sink to abysmal lows in oh, so many respects in recent years.
But the man who often came across as stiff and unemotional during the 2000 election is a relic of the past, replaced by the personable, intelligent and passionate leader our nation longs for. He's proven it, in particular, with the success of "An Inconvenient Truth", the hard-hitting, purposeful attempt to convince us that the future of our planet is in grave danger without a significant change in our behavior.
After having watched Mr. Gore in a live presentation of AIT in the Dallas area last fall, I couldn't help but notice that THIS was the man we wanted to be president. THIS was the man who could energize us. THIS was the man who could lead us to achieve great things. THIS was the man who could understand how to work with - not against - other nations around the globe.
THIS was the man we needed to be president in 2001 BEFORE that awful day in September. THIS was the man we needed to be president in 2003 when many pushed for an unnecessary war in Iraq. THIS was the man we needed to be president in 2005 when a natural disaster of unthinkable proporations nearly destroyed a great American city. THIS was the man we needed to be president for the last six years. And THIS, my friends, is the man we NEED to be president beginning in January of 2009.
So, while Mr. Gore may not yet know it, this blog is the unofficial kick-off - or, at least, MY unofficial kick-off - of his 2008 campaign for U.S. President. Now, let's see what we can do to get the man, himself, on board with this brilliant idea (if I do say so myself).
Al Gore, 44th President of the United States of America.
I like the sound of that!!