The buzz in the newsroom over here–and our newspeople are hardly right-wingers–is “What the hell happened to Al Gore?” People are stopping each other in the hall and asking “Did you hear that?”
Are we shocked because we’re out of the loop and he’s in it? Why weren’t the people at the speech shocked? Are they the real America? Or is Al Gore gone ga-ga?
I can’t remember a public statement, other than Howard Dean’s, that has had this impact on people.