Thursday, January 19, 2006

What People Are Saying About Al Gore

What people are saying about Al Gore:

Cenk Uygur: "I'm trying to figure out why I can't stop thinking about the speech Al Gore gave today in Washington. And I think I know why. We are starving for leaders who are unafraid. Who speak without equivocation. Who say the things that Democrats should have been saying all along but were too mousy to vocalize.

God damn it, we are looking for a leader! Someone to lead us out of the wilderness. And today Al Gore sounded the bell. A call to arms that hit a nerve. It's time to get them back. It's time to be unafraid. It's time to take on these right wing zealots and push back harder than they expect. . .

After watching this speech today, I have an idea of who might be able to carry that message. A man who already won the presidency once - and can do it again.

I nominate the president to finally become president. We have heard Al Gore today, and I hope he now hears us. We need a leader. Someone who will help us find "a new way beyond the darkness" and bring us home to an America we recognize. Someone who can start that job now and finish it in 2008."

Digby: "Al Gore has become the conscience of the Democratic Party."

Thomas Nephew: "I hope he enters the race for president in 2008."

Josh Marshall: "When I think about the Gore now, in the period since he left elected office, what stands out most about him is the way that he has become a standing rebuke to the shame and moral indolence of today's custodians of received opinion."

Sean Paul: "[I]n 100 years no one will remember a single word George W. Bush ever uttered, but they will remember this speech. Gore made me proud to be a liberal, a Democrat and an American."

"[Al Gore] is no longer a politician but a statesman . . . And he's already won once."

Hat tip to Cursor

More progressive thought on Al Gore.

C-Span has the full video of Al Gore's speech. The Brad Blog has the video highlights.

Be sure to see the forthcoming Gore Documentary:

What we do know about this pervasive wiretapping virtually compels the conclusion that the President of the United States has been breaking the law repeatedly and persistently.

-- Al Gore, 2006