Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hill and Bill Or Al

I hate to contradict myself from one post to the next, but I have to do it this time. As much as I would love to have Bill Clinton back in the White House, voting for Hillary is still going to be pretty tough. It now appears that a campaign team for Al Gore is being assembled. This from the Telegraph:
Two members of Mr Gore's staff from his unsuccessful attempt in 2000 say they have been approached to see if they would be available to work with him again.

Everything is sort of ambiguous at this point, but he hasn't ruled out a run. He would be a hard man to beat next November and he doesn't have Ms. Clinton's problem with polling showing growing negative feelings about her. In the media he seems to be much more popular today that he did in 2000.

The second aide approached by Vice-President Gore's allies said: "There is no love lost between Gore and Hillary. They don't think she can win and they're probably right. If Gore runs, he's got a really good chance of getting thenomination. And he has a good chance of pulling off the election, too."
I liked Gore in 2000 and this country would be in a lot better shape today if the election had turned out differently. He's probably the best candidate the democrats could field.

A poll of leading Democratic and Republican strategists found that one in four thought Mr Gore would emerge a strong contender. "He already has emerged - he just has to announce," a Democrat told the magazine Opinion Journal.
A Republican said: "Gore could be the toughest Democrat to beat."

This is going to get interesting, I hope.

Jim M

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he doesn't run, how can i believe in someone that has said repeatedly that he will not run?

2:41:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

ron paul or no one. sorry dems

3:12:00 PM  
Blogger Jim M said...

anon
I worry about the people that want it too much.

Lester
Who? Oh, him. Sorry Lester

3:52:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

jim- I hate the state.

4:06:00 PM  
Blogger Jim M said...

Lester
I'm on the slippery side of the learning curve here. Help me out.

4:33:00 PM  
Blogger His Honor the Mayor said...

I hope he doesn't run, how can i believe in someone that has said repeatedly that he will not run?

Hey anonymous, that description fits an awful lot of candidates.

ron paul or no one. sorry dems

Wasn't he the guy who played the short detective desperate to get his promotion in "Barney Miller"?

Probably not, eh?

6:33:00 PM  
Blogger His Honor the Mayor said...

This Ron Paul? I'd sooner vote for the short guy on "Barney Miller".

6:36:00 PM  
Blogger Jim M said...

HHTM
That was Ron Carey, who just passed away.
He would still make a pretty good candidate.

6:43:00 PM  
Blogger His Honor the Mayor said...

Bad news Ron Paul fans. In a straw poll in South Carolina Ron received only one vote out of 421, only one vote more than former Barney Miller actor Ron Carey, who has been dead since January.

Al Gore, on the other hand, is running third in polls, despite the fact that he has stated over and over again (at least publicly) that he is not running for president.

12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

mayor- "Ron Paul is a strict Constitutionalist who professes a libertarian ideology. He opposes presidential autonomy, judicial activism, entangling alliances, deficit spending, and fiat currency. He has sought to improve ballot access, and has called an amendment to repeal automatic citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. He also seeks the renewal of State representation in Congress through the repeal of the 17th Amendment, and the prohibition of direct taxes by repeal of the 16th Amendment which created the income tax."

yeah what a total asshole. where would we be without entangling aliances and deficit spending, not to mention income tax? how would we spend all that money we saved from bailing out israel, funding a 2.9 trillion dollar budget and not paying interst on our massive ever growing debt?

1:02:00 PM  
Blogger His Honor the Mayor said...

A lot of what you say is pretty vague. Judicial activism? A lot of people think that is just a right-wing term used to describe what justices do when they acknowledge Ninth Amendment protection of unenumerated rights.

Repeal the 17th? Why would you want to take power away from the voters?

You then ask:where would we be without entangling aliances and deficit spending,...

Economic growth of any kind. Here's an analogy: Have you ever tried to buy a house with cash? Deficit spending in the form of home loans employs a lot of construction workers, architects and Peir One employees.

As for revoking citizenship for the children of illegal aliens, there is a better way to curb illegal immigration than to amend the constitution. Simply start throwing the people who hire them in jail. Once the demand for illegal labor is curbed, the supply will dwindle.

2:27:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

lol are you some kind of keynesian stuck in a time warp? besides, deficit spending has to do with balanced budgets not loans that are repaid to lenders.

and how does our political bodies pledging fealty to the state of israel allow us for economic groth? i'd say it's quite the opposite. i don't see where the hundreds of billions we 've spent bribing egypt and jordan from attacking israel have made us any richer. nor do i see how our supporting israel's socialist economy and military fixation helped them at all either. or us.


and that quote is not from me it's from the wikipedia thing.

3:58:00 PM  
Blogger His Honor the Mayor said...

Les, I understood the first line, that is to say I know about Keynesian economic theory, if that's what you mean as a "time warp", but you're sounding like Charlie Brown's parents after that. I'm going to let this little debate of ours go.

B'bye

4:38:00 PM  
Blogger Jim M said...

Lester and Yer Honor
Thanks for the great comments. I didn't know who Ron Paul was, now I do.
I will still vote for Ron Carey.

8:05:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

mayor- you distinctly said that entangling alliances produced economic growth.

12:55:00 PM  

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