Al Gore conspicuously absent at Democratic National Convention

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    Al Gore conspicuously absent at Democratic National Convention - Tampa Bay Times

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In 2008, Al Gore strode onto the stage at Denver's Invesco Field to a hero's welcome, throwing his support behind Barack Obama to take on the "global climate crisis."

    When Obama takes the stage this week, Gore will be nowhere in sight.

    He isn't coming to the Democratic National Convention but is spending the week in New York City, anchoring coverage of the event for his network Current TV.

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    While many Democrats in Charlotte were reluctant to talk about Gore for attribution, some said Gore's diminished profile — and the environmental movement's more broadly — is rooted in the mood of a country preoccupied with questions about the economy and jobs.

    "Al Gore has proven incapable of developing policies that have broad political appeal, and the party is looking to others," said Paul Bledsoe, who was communications director for the White House Climate Change Task Force under President Bill Clinton and is now a senior adviser at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

    Carl Pope, who served as the executive director of the Sierra Club for almost 20 years, also sees the shift...

    "Like all of us, I think, Gore is in the process of testing and figuring out what the best pathway forward is," Pope said. "He sees that the public arena is at the moment more critical than the political arena."
     
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    But more than made up for by Jennifer Granholm....


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKux363Dg64]Jennifer Granholm DNC Speech Highlights: 'Rev Up Your Engines' - YouTube[/ame]



    You think she was hangin' out with Marion Barry in the green room???
     
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    He was busy re-invneting the Internet, so he could hunt down man-bear-big.

    He's super cereal.
     
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    Shit. I wouldn't let that flamming idiot near my convention either.
     
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    Al Gore? He's hiding in his Tax Shelter. He made 100 million dollars or more on his "global warming" scam.
     
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    He was busy telling LOLberals how we're all fucking doomed without carbon cap n trade.
     
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    Neither Gore nor Bush were present at the conventions. I guess after Bush's brother and his concubine stole the 2000 election from Gore they were all trying to be low key. Hell there's three Democrat counties where they're still trying to get an accurate count. The World Almanac's totals show Gore with over a half million more popular votes than Bush. That's how "horse and buggy" this nation is.
     

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