This year, Gore called for letting the popular vote determine the presidency. “The logic is it knits the country together, prevents regional conflicts, and it goes back through our history to [address] some legitimate concerns,” Gore said.
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Does this story sound familiar? This is a last move. It is a move that says. I can’t win by the normal campaign process. Let’s think about other crazy moves that MIGHT allow me to win. We’ve seen this before in the republican primaries when three folks who dropped out of the race dared to challenge the man who seemed to be winning after they all but admitted defeat. Romney beat everyone in the primaries but Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul all threatened to use their delegates and various get out the vote campaigns to get people to win by the rumored “delegate process.” As you know, that didnt happen and actually couldn’t happen. In the end those delegates went to Romney and he became the official nominee.
Now, we are getting the same thinking here from Al Gore! Still disgruntled that he lost to Bush for the Electoral College vote. He is urging Obama to give up on his supporters and only talk to THOSE guys. Saying that the voters don’t matter and if any do, it’s the swing states!
So not only is this admitting that they are losing and in deep trouble, Al Gore wants to change up the entire strategy and do something that probably wouldn’t work anyway.
What are your thoughts on the Obama campaign’s hopeless electoral college idea?