In his Saturday column, Al the Only Worry for Hill,, conservative pundit Robert Novak cites Democratic insiders who say Al Gore is likely to make another run for the White House in 2008, saying the former veep's online fundraising power could amass a greater warchest than that of the Sen. Hillary Clinton, the party's presumptive front-runner.
This would be The Goracle's third attempt at the presidency since 1988. As we've stated here many times before, Gore's primary appeal would come from his White House experience; his successful economic track-record; his pro-environment position; and his early staunch opposition to the Iraq war. Let's not forget in 2000 he won the popular vote, and he came within a hairline of the electoral college as well (though many believe he was robbed of that by the Jeb Bush Gang and the Supreme Court).
Gore's been a highly outspoken critic of the Busheviks over the past couple of years, and has been the only Democrat not afraid to go for the jugular. His speeches have been downright riveting and impassioned. He's more relaxed, and is no longer the stiff wonk that he was in 2000 when facing a camera or a microphone.
Mark my words, folks. Al Gore will be running. He's a smart politician, and he and his people have probably already recognized that this is the best chance he'll ever get. It's a telling sign when people like Novak start to smell the campaign coffee as well. Get ready for The Comeback Kid.