Source: WikipediaIn the category of bad ideas, let’s turn to this suggestion
Senior Democrats mull Al Gore’s nomination
Plans for Al Gore to take the Democratic presidential nomination as the saviour of a bitterly divided party are being actively discussed by senior figures and aides to the former vice-president.
How about picking the person to drop out of the race first because they had the least number of votes amongst the three candidates, and make them the winner?
I mean, why not pick the guy who lost in 2000 to secure defeat in 2008? Proven track record (Sorry to McEwan @ Shakesville) but really, how bad do the Democratic Party top brass fear this potential victory to overrule all of the votes cast for Clinton and Obama just so they can put a younger white guy up against an older white guy?
Did they see the score cards for the primaries? How Obama and Clinton were mobilising more people in the primary than Old Man McCain could muster? Or, to be blunt, has the thought of Clinton or Obama actually winning suddenly brought an en masse bout of cold feet?
If the Democratic Party drafts Gore to the presidential candidate because neither Obama or Clinton won the vote outright, they’ll be calling Senator McCain “Mr President” in record time. Two candidates in a closely contested battle for the leadership ousted by the Party leadership will bring unity - a unified Obama/Clinton supporter camp feeling entirely pissed off and staying home.