The Return of Al Gore
Interesting to see Dick Morris saying what I have been trying to tell people for the last couple weeks. That is that Al Gore may well be the most serious challenger to Hillary Clinton for the '08 nomination.
Now before you laugh, just think about a certain failed Republican Presidential candidate who lost a close and controversial election only to rise from the ashes eight years later. Morris draws the same parallels between Nixon and Gore and points out that Gore is positioning himself to the left of Hillary, particularly on the issues of the War and the Environment.
Morris also throws in a few more historical nuggets in Gore's favor:
History indicates that candidates who won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College have all come back to win revenge in subsequent elections. Andrew Jackson, cheated in 1824, won in 1828. Grover Cleveland, cheated in 1888, triumphed in 1892. Samuel Tilden, who won the popular vote in 1876, never ran again, but he dealt away the White House in a deal for the withdrawal for federal troops from the South, allowing the Ku Klux Klan to take over.Intriguing stuff. Remember also that Al Gore is only 57 years old, a former Vice-President, and frankly, John Kerry made him look pretty damn good.