Al Gore Wins Nobel Prize – Please Run For President!

October 12, 2007 at 5:03 am | Posted in Al Gore, Nobel Prize | 7 Comments

(Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images – courtesy of New York Times)

Al Gore won the Nobel Prize today. Good for him. Now, run for president, Mr. Gore. You’ve raised your awareness enough, I think. I don’t see many other things that can give you a higher profile than winning an Oscar and now winning a Nobel Prize.



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  1. eeuuuuwwwww!!!

  2. The fight against global warming = peace? Hmmm…

  3. what i find intriguing is that those american politicians who seem to garner respect overseas – do not find the same at home ..

    just interesting ..

  4. Trudy,

    A prophet is never welcome in his own country. šŸ™‚

  5. Al Gore has much more freedom and has accomplished vastly more as a private citizen then he ever would as president. When you’re president you’re hogtied by the oil and gas lobbies and all kinds of other super-powerful interests. He is making waves these days only because he is NOT in elected office. I would hate to see him run for president.

  6. I like what Noam Scheiber writes about Al Gore and George W. Bush

    Watching Al Gore take a well-deserved victory lap this afternoon, I couldn’t help wondering what George W. Bush must be thinking. I mean, I know the guy still believes history will vindicate him and all, but, really, this has got to be pretty painful. Bush, according to various accounts of the 2000 campaign, absolutely despised Gore. He regarded him as a preening, self-righteous phony.

    So Bush somehow manages to avenge his father’s defeat and vanquish the vice president of the United States. And yet, seven years later, it’s Gore who’s being hailed around the world as a prophet and a savior and Bush who, if he’s still being discussed at all, is mentioned only as the punchline to some joke, or when his poll numbers reach some new historic low. It must eat him up.

    Well said.

  7. Brian: if, as seems likely, scarcity of resources will become an increasing factor in world conflicts over the next few years (it already is in some conflicts), then I can understand entirely why Gore was awarded this peace prize for drawing attention to the subject.

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