Tuesday, December 09, 2003


Apparently if Gore opens his mouth, it's a threat to Democracy.

Just when you think it can't possibly get any fucking stupider.

...Daniel Munz comments.

...as does Morat.

...as does Jesse.

...for the record, here's the relevant portion of Gore's speech:

Democracy is a team sport, and I want to do everything I can to convince anybody that is interested in my judgment about who among these candidates has the best chance to win and the best chance to lead our country in the right direction -- I want do everything I can to convince you to get behind Howard Dean and let's make this a successful campaign as a group.

It is about all of us. And all of us need to get behind the strongest candidate.

Now, I respect the prerogative of the voters and caucuses and in the primaries and I'm just one person, but I'm offering my judgment.

And I'm also going to say one other thing here. Years ago, former President Ronald Reagan said in the Republican Party that there ought to be an 11th Commandment, "Speak no ill of another Republican."

Well, now, we're Democrats and we may well not find that kind of commandment as accessible. But to the extent that we can recognize the stakes in America today, I would urge all of the other candidates and campaigns to keep their eyes on the prize. Here we are in Harlem. We need to keep our eyes on the prize.

This nation cannot afford to have four more years of a Bush- Cheney administration. We can't afford to be divided among ourselves to the point that we lose sight of how important it is for America.

Shorter Al Gore: I think Dean is the strongest candidate, and I want to try to convince people to get behind him because of that. We obviously can't march in lockstep like the Republicans, but we should strive for a little party unity and not have a circular firing squad to the extent that's possible.

...Kieran Healy comments.