Al Gore is a man who would be what? President? No, he says, yet the pundits swear if Clinton or Obama falter he may well change his mind. That tells me he doesn't want to take the chance of losing again but if needed he'd of course fill the gap. The descriptive word, I believe, is "coy".
This concerns me. I've been reading about the Live Earth events being planned to draw attention to the dangers of global warming. The proceeds are to go to a non profit of which Mr. Gore is chair. The intent is to have the people of the world rise up as one to influence "a new political reality". Whoa!
Rise up as one? With the peoples of impoverished nations struggling for mere survival and a good chunk of the rest of the world intent on annilhating one another I don't see a much of a unified rising remotely possible.
The elements of the scientific community that actually study global warming, its causes and effects, not merely have an opinion, seem to still be out on the extent of the danger and how much of it is man made versus an evolution of circumstances. I'm not going to argue either way. I bear this in mind, though, when inundated with hype.
What concerns me is we have may have another man with a Messianic vision aspiring to the Presidency. With Bush it is the spreading of U.S. style Democracy around the world whether or not appropriate, doable or even wanted. We know where we are with that one. With Gore it would be global warming.
Will anything really be accomplished other than millions being spent on a multitude of extravaganzas that might be put to better use elsewhere. And a lot of hot air expended to boot. Isn't that what they're supposedly trying to quell??
First he claimed to have invented the internet. Then he had a daily identity crisis when he was running for President. Now he's championing an area of extreme complexity. I'm not convinced he's as all knowing as he'd like us to believe.
The truth is, as inconvenient as it may be, the guy scares me.