2016: Don't underestimate Gore

As we speculate about the next election, a fun thing for us Cowboys fans to do on a "bye weekend" is to speculate that 2016 could be the perfect campaign to revive former VP Al Gore.   

Let's start by saying that Mr. Gore is the perfect alternative to Hillary Clinton.  He is liked by the left and can claim to have "won" an election.    

Furthermore, I think that a lot of the left knows that Senator Warren is charming but unelectable.  There is also a real vacuum in the Democrats' bench.  Who else is out there?  Gov. Brown of California?  Gov. Cuomo of New York?  The former governor of Maryland?  Secretary of State John Kerry?

Unlike Mrs. Clinton, former VP Gore does not have to defend a foreign policy or Iraq War vote.  He will oppose any military action against ISIS.

Mr. Gore can claim credit for the 1990s economy even more than Mrs. Clinton.  After all, wasn't he VP during that time?

And the "climate change crowd" loves him!  In fact, Mr. Gore recently praised the deal that President Obama made in China:

This week's joint announcement by President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to reduce their nations' carbon emissions is a major step forward in the global effort to solve the climate crisis. Much more will be required -- including a global agreement from all nations -- but these actions demonstrate a serious commitment by the top two global polluters.  

President Xi Jinping's announcement that Chinese emissions will peak around 2030 is a signal of groundbreaking progress from the world's largest polluter. President Obama's commitment to reduce US emissions despite legislative obstruction is a continuation of his strong leadership on the issue.  

By demonstrating their willingness to work together, the leaders of the United States and China are opening a new chapter in global climate negotiations. This bold leadership comes at a critical time for our planet when the costs of carbon pollution affect our lives more and more each day.

Yes, the money is on Hillary Clinton today.  But I would not underestimate a candidate loved by the base like former VP Gore.  How can you underestimate a man who wrote a book about global warming and has turned into the darling of left-wing causes?

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