Some might say its better late then never but this can't be applied to Al Gore given the disastrous consequences of him not standing up for himself. Well the new Gore was out and about today talking a big game today saying that:
"The people of these United States are going to stand up and take our country back" he said in Palm Beach County adding "I'm not one to hold a grudge . . . but this was the scene of a crime. I haven't forgotten it, and you haven't forgotten it." He continued "How many times have we listened to the current administration and in (state and national Republican offices), and after a few years, we wake up and say that what they have been telling us is completely wrong," Gore said. "I'm not calling it a lie," but a "false impression."Yeah yeah yeah. Ooo Mr. Gore is so scary. He is talking mad trash and has been doing so for the last year or so, most notably in his speech infront of Moveon.org in 2004. Where he scolded the Administration for dragging the good name of the United States of America through the mud of Saddam Hussein's torture prisons (in reference to the now closed Abu Ghraib prison).
Sure glad to see he has learned from his mistakes and that he is taking a more militant liberal approach to his politics, but where was this man when we needed him? Why didn't he talk tough in 2000? Instead he gave us "And tonight, for the sake of our unity of the people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession."
If he was so determined and thought Bush was so evil why didn't he stand against the voting fiasco that was happening in Florida and wait for a proper recount in 2000? Why didn't he demand a recount and declare that he'd been robbed! Why didn't he fight for it? He would have found that that a full state-wide recount under every scenario would have gone to him.
Maybe I am being unfair, but everytime I see Gore act all hot and bothered and liberal I just think of it being too little too late, especially for all those toiling under the current Administration. Is Gore partly to blame for the state of the nation that he is so adamently trashing?