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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Obama -- Gore will have a pivotal role in my administration

You just knew this was coming. Gore is considered the "superest" of the superdelegates. He's popular, and has been speculated as a consensus, compromise candidate should the first ballot in August, in Denver, not reach a decision over who will be the nominee. Obama planted a big, fat, sloppy wet kiss on him today, much to the chagrin of Chris Matthews:

Sen. Barack Obama said Wednesday he would give Al Gore, a Nobel prize winner, a major role in an Obama administration to address the problem of global warming.

At a town-hall meeting, Obama was asked if he would tap the former vice president for his Cabinet, or an even higher level office, to handle global warming.

"I would," Obama said. "Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now."

The only position higher than a Cabinet post is vice president. While Obama seemed to dangle that possibility in his answer Wednesday, he has repeatedly said it is far too early to discuss potential vice presidents because the nomination has not been won.

It is also not clear that Gore, who had the job for eight years under Bill Clinton, would even want to be a vice president again.

Would Gore want to play second-fiddle again? Who knows? Probably not. He'd like to be the "climate-czar" for America. This way he could help bankrupt the nation, and wreck the economy quicker than Obama could with all of his nutty ideas. For Gore, it all comes down to his pet project. And because he likes to "play on our fears" with this BS global warming pap, he'd fit right in to an administration that seems to show every bit of disdain for America.

Look, this is clearly a ploy to woo Gore to support him. As yet, Gore hasn't endorsed anyone. Of course given how he was treated by Hillary, it's unlikely he'd cast his lot with her. But the question remains, what if in the convention a clear nominee isn't chosen and the delegates vote for Gore to be the compromise candidate? Would Obama take the second fiddle position on that ticket, or would Gore choose someone else; possibly another prominent "greenie" like himself? How about someone like Admiral Fallon, formerly of CENTCOM, or maybe Wesley Clark, in an attempt to shore up national security skeptics?

Lord knows, but we do know that while Barack may entertain the notion of Gore on his ticket, Gore would probably not want to play the role of vice president again. As the old saying goes "been there, done that, got the T-shirt." Of course the benefit to him in that regard would be that he'd be the president of the Senate again, and the Senate approves and ratifies treaties. He might just be able to get Kyoto through this time, especially if the GOP takes a drubbing in the Congressional elections in November.

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