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Al Gore
Al Gores anhängare har inte gett upp hoppet om att Al Gore ska ställa upp som presidentkandidat. På fredag meddelas vem som får Nobels Fredspris. Och igår köpte Al Gores anhängare en stor annons i New York Times med ett tydligt budskap, ställ upp!

Hela brevet i annonsen (pdf):

Dear Mr. Vice President:
In the dark days of December 2000, when you
bravely conceded the election you knew in your
heart you had won, you said:
“I do have one regret: that I didn’t get the chance to
stay and fight for the American people … especially for
those who need burdens lifted and barriers removed,
especially for those who feel their voices have not been
heard. I heard you and I will not forget.”
Today we respectfully ask that you honor that
pledge and hear us now.

You say you have fallen out of love with politics,
and you have every reason to feel that way. But we
know you have not fallen out of love with your country.
And your country needs you now — as do your party and
the planet you are fighting so hard to save.

You often quote Winston Churchill to remind us that
we are entering a period of consequences with regard
to the global climate crisis.

You have done a superhuman job of bringing world
attention to this issue. But this effort needs to be raised
to a higher level. Only from the Oval Office can you
wield the kind of influence needed to move countries,
policies and corporations to bring about meaningful
change.

The period of consequences you talk about is upon
us in many other equally critical areas as well. Our
Constitution is being trampled and our most cherished
civil liberties are in grave danger. The executive branch
is not accountable to anyone. And the people most in
need of a voice in this country need someone in the
White House who will speak for them.

Thousands of Americans are dying needlessly in
Iraq while our reputation in the world has plummeted to
an all-time low. The war on terror is backfiring as our
enemies grow stronger and our resources are drained in
an endless and unwinnable war. This is one of the most
serious foreign policy crises our country has ever faced.

You were the first American political figure to
brave political waters and warn us of the perils of
starting a preemptive war in Iraq. You were right. But
time to reverse the damage is running out. Given your
experience, insight and the respect you enjoy among
world leaders, you are uniquely positioned to bring this
war to an end and restore America’s good name.

As you so often say, Mr. Vice President, these are
not political issues. They are moral issues.

That’s why more than 136,000 people have signed
our petition asking you to run for president in 2008.
Ours is an urgent call to service on behalf of the country
we love, the democracy that’s slipping away from us, and
a world and planet that are in peril. We write on behalf
of our children and grandchildren and plead with you to
to lead us to a brighter future.

Many good and caring candidates are contending
for the Democratic nomination. But none of them has
the combination of experience, vision, standing in the
world, and political courage that you would bring to the
job. Nor do they have the support among voters that you
enjoy and that would lead you to victory in 2008.

Mr. Vice President, there are times for politicians
and times for heroes. America and the Earth need a hero
right now — someone who will transcend politics as
usual and bring real hope to our country and to the
world. Please rise to this challenge, or you and millions
of us will live forever wondering what might have been.

Sincerely yours,
Draft Gore,
on behalf of the thousands of our volunteers
and the 136,000 people who signed our petition
asking you to run for president

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