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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Young Turks: The Panel- 'Al Gore, Breathable Booze and Shade Balls'

Source:TYT Shows- TCM film historian and sometimes TYT political analyst Ben Mankiewicz. A much better film historian than political analyst, but he's also an excellent political satirist.
"A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from August 14, 2015. For more go to:The Young Turks

Cenk, Ben, Iadarola, and Richard Eskow hosting today. The outside possibility of Al Gore jumping into the presidential race is being leaked, despite the fact that his spokesperson denied it. Cenk doesn’t believe that it’s completely out of the question. Discussion of who would be hurt the most by Gore entering the race.

A breathable bar in London allows patrons to take in their alcohol via the mist in the air filling the bar. The humidity is set at 140% and a moody pop electro soundtrack playing. The LA Reservoir will use 96 million reflective balls to sit on top of the water there to prevent much of the water from evaporating. Ball jokes throughout.

From The Young Turks

Al Gore for president? Why, would be my question about that. A simple one word question about that. "Vote for Al Gore for president, again and I"ll do..." What, exactly?

Al Gore, the man who lost the presidency to a college frat brat, who thought he was still at Yale and perhaps failed his freshmen year 22 years in a row and suddenly wakes up at the age of 40 and realizes he now has kids, is married and needs a full-time job that will support his family. Who gets into politics, because his father is George H.W. Bush. And I'm speaking about George W. Bush of course.

Al Gore, is not Dick Nixon, or even Bill Clinton. He's someone whose more than capable of being happy in the private sector and making a lot of money and speaking about issues that he cares about and writing about them.

Gore wanted to be president in the 1980s and 1990s, which is why he runs in 2000 and as Vice President to a very popular President Clinton and with almost no opposition in the party to him, he had the perfect opportunity to be President of the United States, but he blew it. It took him about six months to figure out what type of presidential campaign he was going to run in 2000.

If Al Gore, wants to be Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Interior, Secretary of State, National Security Director, by all means he's qualified for any of those positions and would serve the next Democratic president very well.

But run again for president when the avenue to get there is not clear unlike in 2000 when you were a heavy favorite to beat Joe Average who lives on Main street in Smithville, whose a swell kind of guy and everything and everyone's favorite drinking partner at the local tavern and hardest worker at the factory (when he's sober) and I'm thinking of George W. Bush obviously as far as what G.W. brought to that campaign as far as qualifications: doesn't make sense to me. 

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