Questioned last night about Trump’s refusal to say he would accept a defeat, his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said that sometimes “we have extraordinary experiences” in elections, like the one in 2000, when Al Gore conceded on election night and then …
When a politician lies one or two or three times, you might be startled. Then, if he keeps lying, you shrug. You’re accustomed to a “new normal.” Yeah, that’s what he does.
Even Hillary supporters will concede that …
From Carthage (Tennessee) to Rome?
Al Gore, speaking recently at Berkeley:
I think Pope Francis is quite an inspiring figure really. A phenomena. I’ve been startled with the clarity of the moral force that he embodies…Well I’ve said publicly in the last …
‘Wendy Davis is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.’
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
The Airbrushed, Polished, Rewritten History of Wendy Davis
Nobody can seek office as they are, huh? Everybody’s got to be born in a log cabin, and have worked himself up from …
If Voters in Illinois Sour on You, Mr. President . . .
The death of Qaddafi, and some pop-culture silliness about television shows fearing to echo or managing to predict actual events, feature in the final Morning Jolt of the week. And then there’s this intriguing polling result:
I find myself strangely bummed about the news of the impending separation of Al and Tipper Gore. Oh, I’ve chuckled at the man’s ability to embody the walking antidote to charisma and sworn at his unprecedented and divisive …
To Solve Her Millennial Problem, Hillary Recruits . . . Al Gore
The Hillary Clinton campaign is deploying former vice president Al Gore to rev up the youth vote, the Washington Post reported this week.
The announcement elicited a lot of mockery from various corners of the right. Senator Ben …
Rubio and Cruz Should Go Gore
In no particular order:
1. Cruz and Rubio should look at Al Gore’s debate with megalomaniacal billionaire Ross Perot. Learn from Gore. Interrupt Trump at all times. Never pass up an opportunity to hit him. Even if a question is not …
Midwest: Record Global Freezing
“To the surprise of no one, the winter of 2013–14 has shaped up to be one of the coldest on record,” report my colleagues at the Detroit News, of this year’s record-breaking Michigan temps. “The average temperature for (December, January, …
Today’s Jolt looks at some meaty topics: the media dynamics forcing and fueling Representative Peter King’s tantrum over objections to pork in the hurricane relief bill, and the strangely quiet-to-nonexistent challenge to John Boehner within the GOP caucus . . . but nothing …
Al Gore Doesn’t Toe the Obama Line, Pays the Price
As liberal blogs used to say, “I question the timing.”
Al Gore, on his personal site, June 14, 2010 : 1:08 PM:
“When the operators of Southern Seaplane in Belle Chasse, La., called the local Coast Guard-Federal Aviation Administration command center for permission to …