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I continue to be amazed at the difference between the painfully boring wooden Al Gore on the campaign trail and the charismatic smart articulate Al Gore on the global warming war path. It makes me want to choke his presidential campaign handlers. It makes me cry that this man is not right now our president as he should have been.

Posted by SDA in SEA | October 24, 2006 11:12 AM

I did not attend the Key Arena event but my take on "An Inconvenient Truth" was not the teachings of a "doom and gloom prophet" but rather a message of hope. We know the problem, we know what we have to do to correct it, and we know what leaders we need to elect to effect the necessary changes. That's a message of hope. This blog and many individuals misinterpret the message; we aren't doomed according to Gore, we are in a position to effectuate encessary change. That's empowering iof you ask me. What's depressing is people who heatr the message and remain convinced we are doomed. It's your own self-fulfilling propehecy.

Posted by Keven | October 24, 2006 1:40 PM

The early months of the Gore seffort were about as bad as it gets.

During that period I saw him a rally in mid town Seattle - all the difference in the world.

And his failure to turn Clinton soose in the south was also stupid. Bill can tell more tales with those folk than we can shake a stick at.

So sad, and look what Amedrica has instead.....

Posted by DARWIN | October 24, 2006 2:53 PM

I take your point Keven. Gore—like Ezekiel—stressed that we can turn the problem around if we learn to straighten up and fly right, but the bulk of the lecture concerned current and future disasters, from mass extinction to catastrophic hurricanes—in other words, doom. It's a rhetorical device and it's very effective.

Posted by Brendan Kiley | October 24, 2006 4:09 PM

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