In a new article on the return of Al Gore, The American Prospect’s Ezra Klein opens with remarks on “[t]he most important speech of Al Gore’s post'”non-presidency,” which is a little like talking about the best season the Browns have had since returning to the NFL. Amuse yourself, but note especially that the rehab of Al is underway:
Since his loss, Gore has undergone a resurrection of sorts, shrugging off the consultants and the caution that hampered him during the campaign and — aided by new distribution technologies — evolving into perhaps the most articulate, animated, and forceful critic of the Bush administration. And now, with Democrats taking a fresh look at a man they thought they knew and speculation mounting around his ambitions in 2008, it seems that the man much mocked for inventing the Internet is in fact using the direct communication it enables to reinvent himself.
The prospect of a Hillary-Gore-Kerry-Feingold and also-rans smash-up in late 2007 and early 2008 is a talk show host’s dream.
Run, Al, run.