Another message of hope: "This administration may be over"

In WaPo today:

"This administration may be over," Lance Tarrance, a chief architect of the Republicans' 1960s and '70s Southern strategy, told a gathering of journalists and political wonks last week. "By and large, if you want to be tough about it, the relevancy of this administration on policy may be over."

But even more exciting is what they wrote about our man, Al:

Former vice president Al Gore sent an e-mail to Democratic donors recently to "commemorate" the final 1,000 days of the Bush administration.

"I am here to tell you that we simply cannot afford to wait 1,000 days to put the brakes on the Bush agenda," wrote Gore, adding that "the level of cynicism and crass political calculation . . . is truly breathtaking."

The goal of the appeal was to collect $150,000 for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee -- or $10,000 for each of the 15 seats the party needs to regain the House majority in November. Aides at the committee said the e-mail -- the first Gore had done on behalf of House Democrats this cycle -- brought in more than $200,000.

"He is the most successful signature on an e-mail that we have ever had," said DCCC Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.). Emanuel added that Gore, who many think still has presidential ambitions, has agreed to campaign for House candidates this fall as long as they favor measures to curtail global warming, long his pet issue.

I'm easing back into blogdom with a lot of quotes but this is good stuff, eh?


I enjoyed reading that this morning.

Been saying for a while it was too late for a legacy...I mean one that paints a pretty picture. Deficit, positives for Dubya.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

The relevancy of this administration might be over...

Might????? Heh...

I like this more every time I read it!

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I kept reading it, too,

and just couldn't not post it (even though I have nothing to add) because, if any of it is even remotely true, it's just so darn . . . what is the word? Pleasant.

Makes you smile, doesn't it?

I love it.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Is it too much to

Hope that Gore will run in 2008? A guy can dream can't he..I saw him give a blistering critique of this administration a few months ago at a Washington event. It was for the Constitutional law society and it was awesome...gave me here and well worth watching

He's running....

and I will be in a real tizzie...b/c I am kinda liking Feingold. Al has been on fire lately.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

boy that will be a tough

boy that will be a tough choice if true....Feingold is looking good.

Isn't it nice to have a choice

between two people that seem authentic and actually believe in something other than the latest polling data?

if kerry gets any

traction in the early primaries...especially Iowa, I am going to puke my guts out and vow to never have anything to do with the states that gave him the traction.

Heh...I agree

and I feel the same way about Clinton.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

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It really bothered me that Kerry

basically got awarded the nomination after NH when he hadn't been vetted at all. The press was all over Gephardt and Dean during Iowa. Kerry won one caucus, then won a primary he would have won anyway had he not even campaigned. And then it was over. Kerry was the nominee, according to everyone. And I think Kerry made a lot of mistakes later because he hadn't really been tested.

His elections in Massachusetts were no preparation at all for a national campaign. None. I lived there for his first (I think) Senatorial campaign and he didn't have to do anything be a registered Democrat.

I voted for him

and I was repulsed by the swiftboating, but I never bought into his candidacy. Not one little bit.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.