posted on Aug, 3 2006 @ 05:49 PM
Hey ECK, long time no see!
I agree with you that Gore would be the best centrist candidate in '08. My logic is as follows:
1) It seems to me the American nation is still pretty neatly divided between left and right, with the right (the Republican Party) being more
organized, better at fundraising and at get-out-the-vote efforts.
2) However, with Bush's unpopularity, a looming civil war in Iraq and the fact that in 2007-2008 Bush will be, like any other president, a bit of a
lame duck (especially since his VP isn't running for prez), there will be more people in red states willing to vote for a centrist candidate (but not
for a candidate from the left - the moral issues are still too hot)
3) If the war in Iraq keeps on going not-so-well, Bush in 2008 will be a bit in the same position as LBJ in 1968, while Al Gore will be in the same
position as Richard Nixon at the same date: the former vice-president who almost got elected president eight years ago, back and asking whether people
are tired of all the fighting, the division and the bickering. In something akin to Richard Nixon's "silent majority" concept, Gore might appeal to
all those who are truly interested in making America work instead of accusing one another (of course, that would automatically exclude Anne Coulter
and the Ragin' Cajun)