Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Great Gore Op-Ed

Richard Cohen has a must read Op-ed in today's Washington Post about Al Gore.

Here is how it begins:

Now, somebody ought to make a movie about Al Gore. I would call it "An Uncomplaining Life."
The movie would be about a man who did not quit, who came off the canvas after a painfully close election -- he won the popular vote, after all -- who accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation, who returned to the consuming passion of his earlier days, the environment, and spoke endlessly on the topic, almost always for free, who starred in
a documentary based on his speech and who Sunday night, before a billion or so people, won an Academy Award for his effort. This may or may not be a stepping stone to the presidency, but Gore gives us all a lesson on how to live one's life.

1 comment:

  1. Lost Wages Joe10:43 AM

    Richard Cohen a "must read"?! That's unusual... But seriously, if Hillary and Obama continue to lob grenades at each other, and no one else (Richardson? Edwards?) catches fire, I sure hope that Gore declares himself a candidate, or accepts being "drafted" as a candidate. He hasn't proven to be a great campaigner in the past, but seems to have improved substantially. Right now, I think he's a stronger candidate than any of the other declared candidates for either party. But hey, that's just me, and it's still early in the game. At the moment, I'm more interested in who the Raiders are going to draft!