In a perfect world Al Gore is president and we have flying cars that run on vegetable oil - Family Guy.
Will Gore not run because he is having too much fun giving a big "I told you so" to the DC establishment? E.J. Dionne: "Boy, it would be fun if Al Gore changed his mind and ran for president—fun for the voters, anyway. Imagine a candidate whose pre-election book is devoted in large part to an attack on the media for waging war on reason."
LA Times: Al Gore, uncensored, in 'The Assault on Reason'
As he explains in his new book, the American political system has degenerated into a rigged game that suppresses honesty and rewards deception.AP - Some in Silicon Valley still dream of Al Gore 2.0 for president
To anyone paying attention over the last few decades, the underlying causes that Gore identifies will be familiar, including the ascendancy of mindless television, the domination of corporate money, the concentration of ownership in influential media and the decline of engaged citizenship.
Since losing the 2000 election, Gore has become an environmental crusader and technology insider. He is on Apple's board of directors, advises Google and has his own startup.Al Gore's New Book Examines 'The Assault on Reason' Gore explains "why logic and reason and the best evidence available and the scientific discoveries do not have more force in changing the way we all think about the reality we are now facing."
The former vice president, who insists he is not running again for the White House in 2008, has close ties to some of the biggest names in the technology industry.
Draft Gore Movement.
I have a dream, re-elect Al Gore.
Al Gore is the Gold Standard.
NYTimes: Al Gore Speaks of a Nation in Danger In “The Assault on Reason”
Al Gore excoriates George W. Bush, asserting that the president is “out of touch with reality,” that his administration is so incompetent that it “can’t manage its own way out of a horse show,” that it ignored “clear warnings” about the terrorist threat before 9/11 and that it has made Americans less safe by “stirring up a hornets’ nest in Iraq,” while using “the language and politics of fear” to try to “drive the public agenda without regard to the evidence, the facts or the public interest.”He also drives conservatives even crazier.
Update: Does TIME think Gore is the sexy old boyfriend ready to start up again?