For a significant number of impatient citizens, there is one more possible candidate who is, they would argue, the most electable of all. First, he's already won a presidential election; he was merely denied his rightful victory by an ethically compromised Supreme Court majority. Second, to the extent that foreign policy and terrorism remain potential Democratic weaknesses, he has extensive experience and expertise in dealing with both. Third, he was right on Iraq. And fourth and most importantly, he has reemerged in the Bush era as a completely different man from the cautious candidate, surrounded by too many consultants, we saw in the 2000 campaign.Huh, I wonder who that could be? Ah, of course: Citizen Gore.
The most interesting thing to me about that passage is what it omits; namely, any mention of global warming. Perhaps that's because the review is about Gore's Assault on Reason, which was a political critique. Still, hasn't climate action become the man's calling card? Perhaps not in all circles. And that, should he run (which seems highly unlikely), is probably a good thing. Global warming may be (thanks to Gore), an issue with voters, but it's not even close to becoming the issue.