While Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama dominate the current Democratic presidential landscape, still waiting in the wings – possibly anticipating a deus ex machina draft moment – is Al Gore. If The Polarizer and the Clean-Cut, Inexperienced One prove problematic in an election that is the Dems to lose, the party could still turn to the man who had a half million more votes than George W. Bush in 2000.
An Oscar nomination and Nobel Prize nomination hardly hurt in a celebrity-driven culture. More to the point, he was vehemently opposed to the Iraq invasion from the start – not the start of the campaign. He has mainstream environmental credibility, and he’s no novice in matters international.
It would be much less of a comeback than that of Richard Nixon in 1968.
For what it’s worth, here’s the Gore take of James Carville, the dean of Democratic strategists, in a recent piece in Rolling Stone magazine: “