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On Tuesday night Al Gore launched his "Assault on Reason" book tour with a event at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills.
The AP has the MSM story here.
GreenMountainPolitics1 has another side of that story (via email) from a good friend of ours who lives in LA and attended the Gore event. And yes, she is a RAGING Democrat.
Hi! I wanted to share with you that I was at Al Gore's Book Tour kick-off in Beverly Hills last night (May 22).What we like about this particular account is that it captures the "Gore-Mania" that we have begun to feel the barest whispers of here in New Hampshire.
It was a sold-out crowd of (mostly) upper class white folks who all hissed whenever Vice President Cheney or Carl Rove were mentioned and chanted “Run Al Run” the whole time.
Everyone was passing out Gore 2008 stickers, shirts and posters. I signed a petition "drafting" Gore into the election.
Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap - A Mighty Wind) interviewed Gore for about an hour. They talked about Current TV (Gore’s TV channel), Gore’s book and the need for "We the people" to concern ourselves with facts, truth, research, etc.
Gore took the issue of climate change, the war in Iraq and other poor decisions made by the administration and linked them all together to describe how facts/reason point in one direction while the administration moves in the other direction.
Gore's talk targeted apathetic/lackadaisical voters in America and chided them for not speaking/standing up and demanding open, educated political conversations based on reason.
It was fantastic! I mean really, really fantastic!!!
Over the past few weeks we have seen several new Gore 2008 bumper stickers. And, the level of Gore "chatter" has increased significantly at the political events we attend.
Not that we think Gore will ever actually run. He's even said as much.
Gore remembers (or should) that old adage about the media - "First they turn you into a monster and then they call you one".
But we do think it's interesting to think about.