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Senior Democrats mull Al Gore’s nomination

Tim Shipman 31 March 2008 One Comment

Plans for Al Gore to take the Democratic presidential nomination as the saviour of a bitterly divided party are being actively discussed by senior figures and aides to the former vice-president.

The bloody civil war between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has left many Democrats convinced that neither can deliver a knockout blow to the other and that both have been so damaged that they risk losing November’s election to the Republican nominee, John McCain.

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at a news conference: Senior Democrats mull Al Gore’s nomination

Former aides to Al Gore now believe he could emerge as a compromise candidate

Former Gore aides now believe he could emerge as a compromise candidate acceptable to both camps at the party’s convention in Denver during the last week of August.

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  • Harvard Jones (author) said:

    Only one problem. Hillary cannot afford to let 8 years go by without a final chance at her coronation. She would rather see Gore sabotaged than win because McCain is at best a one-termer. If Gore wins, she’d have to fight him for the nomination in 2012, ditto for Obama.

    She cannot afford to permit anyone but herself be the candidate.

    Now, perhaps she will be put in her place or simply quashed and Gore foisted upon the party. But she can still, subtly, sabotage him. So if the Dims think that’s a path to the White House, they “haven’t thought enough” to quote Robert Bolt’s Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons.

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