Al Gore

Gore documentary called ‘bad science’ as sales plummet

It was a tough weekend for Al Gore. Not only did “An Inconvenient Sequel” continue its nosedive at the box office, but the climate change documentary also drew a scathing rebuttal from a leading climate scientist. Climatologist Roy W. Spencer, principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, released Saturday an 81-page e-book on Amazon titled “An Inconvenient Deception: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy.” “After viewing Gore’s most recent movie, ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,’ and after reading the book version of the movie, I was more than a little astounded,” Mr. Spencer said on his blog, Global Warming. “The new movie and book are chock-full of bad science, bad policy, and factual errors.” Mr. Spencer said the sequel, like its 2006 predecessor “An Inconvenient Truth,” implies repeatedly that naturally occurring weather episodes are the result of human-caused global warming — for example, a shot in which the former vice president stands ankle-deep in a flooded Miami street. “That flooding is mostly a combination of (1) natural sea level rise (I show there has been no acceleration of sea level rise beyond what was already happening since the 1800s), and (2) satellite-measured sinking of the reclaimed swamps that have been built upon for over 100 years in Miami Beach,” said Mr. Spencer. Mr. Spencer isn’t new to the warming debate — he’s a well-known climate skeptic — but there’s no disputing his credentials: He’s an award-winning former NASA senior scientist for climate studies who continues to work with NASA on the U.S. Science Team. The author of three previously published books on climate change, Mr. Spencer said he wrote the point-by-point rebuttal in two weeks after the Aug. 4 wide release of “An Inconvenient Sequel,” which took another plunge last weekend at the box office. The movie earned $331,007, a 59 percent drop from the previous weekend’s gross of $816,150, for a total to date of $3 million. Meanwhile, the per-screen gross plummeted from $1,468 to $644, according to Box Office Mojo.

Al Gore is a documented fraud.  So, kudos to Mr. Spencer (and actual credible climate scientist) for writing his actual scientific rebuttal, and offering it for sale on Amazon.com  Excellent!

Report: Al Gore’s Home Uses 21x More Energy Than Average US Household

A new report found that former Vice President Al Gore’s estate near Nashville, Tennessee, used more than 21 times more energy than the average U.S. household over the past year. The report by the National Center for Public Policy Research, citing the public electric company that powers Gore’s home, found that the 10,070-square-foot mansion used 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity during the past 12 months. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average American house uses less than 11,000 kilowatt hours annually. Gore just released his new documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the sequel to his Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Both films warn of the threat of climate change and the need to invest in renewable energy. Drew Johnson, the author of the report, joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and explained that he said “at least” 21 times because he only looked at the energy consumption at Gore’s Nashville home, not his other two houses. “It makes you wonder if he believes what he’s actually saying,” Johnson said. “Here’s a guy who’s basically exploited concerns about the environment to make $300 million dollars and win the Nobel Prize. It makes you wonder what his real agenda is.” He said that Gore may portray himself a “religious prophet” for environmentalism, but he doesn’t walk the walk. “This is a guy who won’t take the steps in his own life to reduce his own energy consumption,” Johnson said. To see more, click here.

Again, more evidence that Al Gore is total fraud…like we didn’t know that already.  But, he’s also a brazen hypocrite.  Those who buy his bs are fools.  His first film has at least 13 documented factual innacuracies.  And yet, people still buy it online.  Why?  Because they agree with the agenda, and the facts don’t matter to them.  Typical liberalism..

Not so hot: Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ meets with skepticism even from left

Nobody is more excited about Friday’s release of Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” than climate skeptic Marc Morano, which comes as an ill wind for the movement to stop global warming, not to mention Mr. Gore. For months, Mr. Morano and his team have tracked the Democrat at advance screenings of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” ambushing him with stunts such as asking him about his prediction that without drastic measures, the planet would reach a “point of no return” in a decade. The former vice president made that claim 11 years ago in “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Oscar-winning documentary whose warnings of climate doom propelled Mr. Gore to the forefront of the movement against global warming — while turning him into something of a punchline. “Al Gore is the gift that keeps on giving,” said Mr. Morano, who runs the skeptical Climate Depot website, a project of the free-market Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. Even the left has its doubts about whether the sequel will do more harm than good by reinforcing Mr. Gore’s status as the face of the movement to protect the climate. The liberal New Republic aired those concerns in a Monday article headlined “The Troubling Return of Al Gore,” which said that “not everyone on the left is celebrating Gore’s reemergence” and described him as “the most polarizing figure in climate politics.” “Having a highly partisan spokesman who instantly divides the public between support and opposition is doing the climate campaigners no favors,” said Mr. Morano. “Gore turns off half the audience before the film even starts, just by virtue of him being a divisive player in American politics.” Already, the sides have lined up: California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, attended a Wednesday screening with Mr. Gore in Hollywood, but no congressional Republicans turned up for a free Tuesday showing on Capitol Hill, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m not sure Mr. Gore will re-energize either side. In my opinion, he’s become largely irrelevant in the climate debate, mainly due to the multitude of failed claims and factual errors in his statements over the years,” said Anthony Watts, who runs the widely viewed skeptics website Watts Up With That. Two weeks ago, Mr. Gore came under fire by comparing climate change to slavery abolition, saying both movements were “met with ferocious resistance.” “He’s clearly mostly about propaganda, and both sides of the climate debate now recognize this,” Mr. Watts said. With “An Inconvenient Sequel,” Mr. Gore said his aim is to drum up grass-roots support for climate activism. “We need to get more people involved,” he told The Associated Press. “That’s one of the real purposes of this movie: to tell people what they need to know, to show them that there is hope and there are solutions now, and inspire them to get involved.” The film has drawn celebrity backing, earning kudos on Twitter from ecowarriors such as actor Leonardo DiCaprio and singer Jason Mraz. Mr. Gore has promoted the film on late-night shows hosted by Stephen Colbert and James Corden. After showings at the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, the film is slated for limited release Friday and wide release Aug. 4.

Al Gore is a documented fraud..  So, if you go see this…at least you know what you’re getting.

Al Gore Says God Told Him to Fight Global Warming

Former Vice President Al Gore is now telling his climate disciples that God commands us to go forth and fight global warming. Engaging in some advanced publicity for his new global warming film spectacular, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” Gore told Interview Magazine that God didn’t create global warming and wants us to fix it. In his comments, Gore equated the fight against global warming to a religious-based, moral crusade similar to the civil rights fight, women’s suffrage, and the abolitionist movement during the Civil War era. Gore insisted that it is a moral imperative to fight against climate change. “Regarding the climate movement,” Gore said warming to his point, “there are people who say, ‘God is in complete control of everything that happens, and if the Earth is getting warmer, then maybe God intends that.’” Gore then rejected that conceit. “Well, no,” the million-dollar mansion-owing former veep insisted. “God intends for us to take responsibility for how we treat God’s creation, and if we choose to use the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet as an open sewer for 110-million tons of global-warming pollution every day, the consequences are attributable to us.” He concluded saying, “And if you are a believer, as I am, I think God intends for us to open our eyes and take responsibility for the moral consequences of our actions.” Gore’s new film is a sequel to his famed “An Inconvenient Truth,” a shockumentary filled with mistaken assertions and failed predictions. Despite the many inaccuracies of his previous film, in an interview last year Gore still insisted that he “underestimated” how bad global warming is. “I wish the film had over-estimated the seriousness of the crisis, but unfortunately it actually underestimated how serious it is,” the one-time Tennessee Senator said.

Here at The Daily Buzz, we’ve been talking about how these extreme-liberal, enviro-wackos have been treating their liberal global warming/climate change agenda almost like a religious cult.  To these people, environmentalism IS their religion.  And now, Al Gore is saying that his cause has a holy calling.  Gee…isn’t that amazing?  Al Gore is a total and complete fraud.  His first film is full of factual inaccuracies, and his predictions have been a total bust.  And yet, people still listen to that idiot….probably because they’re suckers and follow him, and drink his cult Kool-Aid.

Opinion/Analysis: A fool’s errand: Al Gore’s $15 trillion carbon tax

Al Gore wants to reverse modernity and save the world from itself through an elimination of its fossil-fuel-based energy system. During the final week of April, his newly created Energy Transitions Commission released a document setting forth a fool’s-errand pathway to “decarbonize” the world’s energy system. If this sounds familiar, it is. Gore’s plan features a new, sophisticated, and expensive public-relations campaign, but it’s all based on his views on carbon dioxide first broached in his 1992 book Earth in the Balance, which he reissued in 2000 for his failed presidential campaign. The subsequent efforts made by Gore during the past 25 years have transformed little from their genesis, and he remains as tragically wrong today as he was when he first surfaced as an opponent of everything linked to carbon-dioxide. If you scroll through the verbiage surrounding the document, you will find the core policy recommendation is a massive, punishing carbon tax. Gore would start the tax at $50 per ton, which would increase to $100 per ton over time, essentially destroying the market for continued robust development of the world’s fossil-fuel base. Our economic growth and personal well-being depends on robust fossil-fuel use, so Gore’s plan would destroy these as well. But, don’t worry! The all-in estimated cost to re-engineer humanity is only a mere $15 trillion—enough money to give every man, woman, and child in the United States more than $46,000. Al Gore has been demonizing fossil fuels and attempting to marginalize all those involved in the traditional energy sector since 1988, the year the climate-change movement was rolled out in Washington, D.C., which happened to correspond with a nationwide heatwave and with Yellowstone in flames. Ever since, Gore’s pathway to political power and personal riches has been a successful one, to be sure, but his multi-trillion-dollar effort today is his most sophisticated effort to date. Unfortunately for him, it will also fail, because what he’s selling in his “new” proposal is bad for the people being asked to embrace it. Over the years, Gore has emerged in many contexts in his effort to eradicate carbon-dioxide emissions, a benign gas required for all life to thrive on Earth—plant, animal, and human alike. It has never mattered to Gore that ordinary people everywhere have been hurt and will continue to be hurt by his continual efforts to make fossil-fuel energy expensive and that the poorest among us are harmed the most by the energy policies he supports. The anti-humanity proposals in Gore’s latest initiative have as one of their chief goals the elimination of fossil fuels, full stop. Gore does allow for greater use of natural gas into the 2030s, but he eliminates coal right away. He also allows for oil use to grow into the mid-2020s, but “decarbonize” means just that; his plan inevitably ends with a phase-out of fossil-fuel use. Fortunately for us all—and make no mistake about it, the American people understand this—the fossil-fuel-free future Gore imagines is not supported by observation-based science, and it is contradicted by all the evidence we have gained from recorded human history. April 22 was the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day, which occurred in 1970. Since that day, the number of people on Earth has increased from 3.7 billion to 7.5 billion, and average life expectancy for all the world’s people has risen by 11 years, to 67 years old. Likewise, food production has soared and energy production and consumption, mostly thanks to fossil fuels, has increased by more than four times. Since the first Earth Day, the natural environment has improved substantially, through urbanization, and the biosphere and agriculture are more robust. Earth is greener, because of the additional carbon dioxide in the air, as numerous studies now show. Since the first Earth Day, the flawed computer models backed by radical environmentalists have failed continuously, and we now know they can never serve as a reliable tool to make policy judgements governing the future of human life on Earth. And since the first Earth Day, we can now say with confidence that all these positive developments have resulted from, or are closely linked to, the robust use of fossil fuels, including oil, natural gas, and coal. The world is blessed with an abundance of fossil-fuel reserves, which allow the billions of people alive today and the billions yet to come to enjoy longer and better lives. They will continue to provide additional energy to grow food, resources to build cities, and by helping urbanization, they will allow the natural environment to improve, as it has for decades. Gore’s $15 trillion carbon tax should and will be rejected for the phony, radical environmental vision it represents. -Fred Palmer (fpalmer@heartland.org”>fpalmer@heartland.org) is a senior fellow for energy policy at The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank founded in 1984 and based in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Excellent!!

Analysis: An Inconvenient Review: After 10 Years Al Gore’s Film Is Still Alarmingly Inaccurate

It’s been nearly one decade since former Vice President Al Gore released his film “An Inconvenient Truth.” It sent shockwaves through American politics and emboldened environmental activists to push for more regulations on American businesses. Gore warned increasing carbon dioxide emissions would spur catastrophic global warming that would cause more extreme weather, wipe out cities and cause ecological collapse. To stop global warming, humans needed to ditch fossil fuels and basically change every aspect of their lives. Watching “An Inconvenient Truth” is sort of like going back in time. Back to a world where flip phones were cool and “Futurama” was still putting out new episodes. A world where a bitter presidential candidate was trying to rebrand himself as an environmental crusader. But have Gore’s warnings, which were alarming to many in 2006, come true? In honor of the upcoming 10th anniversary, The Daily Caller News Foundation re-watched “An Inconvenient Truth” just to see how well Gore’s warnings of future climate disaster lined up with reality. Gore’s been harping on global warming since at least the late 1980s, but it wasn’t until 2006 he discovered a way to become massively wealthy off making movies about it and investing in government-subsidized green energy. Gore opens the film talking about nature, then jumping to a presentation he’s giving where he shows the first image ever taken of the Earth from space. From that image, he jumps right into making alarmist claims about global warming. One of the first glaring claims Gore makes is about Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. He claims Africa’s tallest peak will be snow-free “within the decade.” Gore shows slides of Kilimanjaro’s peak in the 1970s versus today to conclude the snow is disappearing. Well, it’s been a decade and, yes, there’s still snow on Kilimanjaro year-round. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure this out. One can just look at recent photos posted on the travel website TripAdvisor.com. In 2014, ecologists actually monitoring Kilimanjaro’s snowpack found it was not even close to being gone. It may have shrunk a little, but ecologists were confident it would be around for the foreseeable future. “There are ongoing several studies, but preliminary findings show that the ice is nowhere near melting,” Imani Kikoti, an ecologist at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, told eturbonews.com. “Much as we agree that the snow has declined over centuries, but we are comfortable that its total melt will not happen in the near future,” he said. Gore also claims temperature rise from increases in man-made carbon dioxide emissions were “uninterrupted and intensifying.” He goes on to claim heatwaves will become more common, like the one that killed 35,000 people across Europe in 2003. Sounds terrifying — until you actually look at what happened to global temperature after Gore’s film was released. Global temperatures showed little to no warming trend after Gore released his film. In fact, surface temperature data showed no significant global warming for a period of about 15 years, starting in the early 2000s. Satellite-derived temperature data showed, until the recent El Niño, no statistically significant warming trend for more than 21 years. Gore’s movie was released right in the middle of the so-called global warming “hiatus.” Gore also famously predicted storms would become more frequent and intense as man-made emissions warmed the oceans. “And of course when the oceans get warmer, that causes stronger storms,” Gore said in his film. “That same year that we had that string of big hurricanes, we also set an all-time record for tornadoes.” Gore’s film came out just after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. Indeed, footage of the destruction from that storm featured prominently in Gore’s film. He mentions how the U.S. was hit with a rash of severe storms in the early 2000s and how Japan saw a record number of typhoons. “The insurance industry has actually noticed this,” Gore said. “Their recovered losses are going up.” But Gore’s claim is more hype than actual science, since storms aren’t more extreme since 2006. In fact, not even findings from the United Nations’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) support Gore’s claim. The IPCC found in 2013 there “is limited evidence of changes in extremes associated with other climate variables since the mid-20th century.” The IPCC also found “no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century” and “[n]o robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin.” Gore should probably take these findings seriously since he shared the Nobel Prize in 2007 with the IPCC for its work on global warming. Gore also claimed the Arctic could be ice-free in the coming decades. He said “within the next 50 to 70 years, it could be completely gone.” With no Arctic sea ice, polar bears and all sorts of Arctic animals would be threatened, Gore warned, showing an animated scene of a polar bear drowning. This is actually one of Gore’s more cautious predictions — he did incorrectly predict in 2008 there would be no Arctic by 2013. But even in this case, Gore is likely wrong because of the Arctic’s geographical setting. The Arctic is almost completely surrounded by land, so the ice that forms there tends to stay there. Arctic ice coverage has shrunk in recent decades, but it’s not likely we will see even a summer where the North Pole is completely ice-free. “I doubt the Arctic will be free of all ice in any summer, although the total area may well be greatly reduced in the future if it continues to warm there,” said Chip Knappenberger, a climate scientist at the libertarian Cato Institute. “Such a situation should not be overly worrisome, as there is ample evidence that it has occurred in the past and clearly, polar bears, and everything else up there managed to survive,” Knappenberger said. And before I forget, the latest data shows polar bears are actually thriving..

Exactly…  Some really great investigative journalism here by Michael Bastasch over at The Daily Caller.  Al Gore has been proven to be a total fraud.  And yet, colleges still hire him to do speeches, and he’s making a killing off of the so-called “green” industry, and even failed ventures like Solyndra paid for by our hard-earned tax dollars, thanks to Obama.  It’s political correctness, and big liberal government corruption gone wild.  Anyway, to read the rest of his piece, click on the text above.

Analysis: Al Gore’s new inconvenient truth – Fossil fuels, fracking are America’s environmental friends

The world was supposed to end last month. At least according to Al Gore, anyway. In “An Inconvenient Truth,” the 2006 global warming hysteria documentary featuring the former vice president famously warned that without taking major steps to cut greenhouse gases within the next decade, the world will “reach a point of no return.” That deadline has come and gone. We’re still here. And Mr. Gore has been forced to scale back on making dire warnings of a “true planetary emergency.” Inconveniently for Mr. Gore, the last 10 years offer a firm rebuke to his entire alarmist worldview. Mr. Gore has made grand promises about the power of renewables to meet America’s energy needs. For instance, at a recent posh “ideas summit” sponsored by the Atlantic magazine, he told the crowd that solar energy electricity offers “the most exciting source of hope.” And yet, despite taking in billions in federal support, renewables still represent just a tiny fraction of American energy production. Combined, solar, wind and hydroelectric energy generate just 10 percent of our power. Without lavish subsidies, most of these green energy businesses would collapse. Meanwhile, the fossil fuel industry continues to meet the lion’s share of this country’s energy needs. Revolutionary new drilling techniques such as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” has steadily improved our energy output. America has even become the top energy producer in the world. And that growth has generated serious economic returns. The oil and natural gas industry supports almost 10 million jobs and comprises 8 percent of our country’s GDP. Another central part of Mr. Gore’s pitch is that migrating away from fossil fuels will improve American energy security. Earlier this month during an interview with NBC Nightly News, he claimed that renewables are an “investment worth making because we cannot continue to be so dependent on expensive foreign oil.” America’s energy security has been improving – no thanks to renewables. The rapid expansion of the domestic supply of fossil fuels has enabled this country to dramatically cut back on energy imports from rogue nations in the Middle East. Net imports today account for only 27 percent of all locally consumed petroleum – the lowest level since Ronald Reagan was president. The real irony of Mr. Gore’s anti-fossil fuel agenda is that the recent growth of this industry has generated tremendous environmental benefits, largely thanks to the invention of fracking. This innovative drilling technique empowers developers to tap into previously inaccessible underground energy deposits. Fracking has dramatically increased the production of domestic natural gas, which is cheaper to use and far more environmentally friendly than coal. That’s caused many companies to shift away from coal and towards natural gas. As a result, the United States’ carbon emissions have dropped to their lowest level in over 20 years. In fact, despite not signing the Kyoto Protocol, America has actually met the treaty’s emissions reduction targets on schedule. As a rich man in a wealthy nation, the hypocritical former vice president can afford to disdain fossil fuels while benefiting from them. When “An Inconvenient Truth” won an Academy Award, documents I obtained through Tennessee’s Open Records Act revealed that Mr. Gore’s mansion used 20 times as much electricity as the average American home. But those living in third-world countries aren’t so fortunate. They need access to affordable energy to survive. Developing countries, for example, depend on fossil fuels to support their economies. By 2040, these countries will produce far more carbon emissions than their developed counterparts. Only when they have economic stability can such countries have the luxury to consider cutting emissions. Mr. Gore’s crusade is wrongheaded. The recent rapid expansion of the fossil fuel industry has created jobs, boosted economic growth, and reduced our dependence on foreign oil, all while reducing harmful emissions. It turns out fossils fuels are not the enemy – doomsday prophets and hypocritical alarmists are.

Drew Johnson was the author of that outstanding op/ed.  Excellent!    🙂

24 days to Al Gore’s ’10 years to save the planet’ and ‘point of no return’ planetary emergency deadline

On January 25th, 2006, while at the Sundance film festival, screening “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore said this as chronicled in an article by CBS News: The former vice president came to town for the premiere of “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary chronicling what has become his crusade since losing the 2000 presidential election: Educating the masses that global warming is about to toast our ecology and our way of life. Gore has been saying it for decades, since a college class in the 1960s convinced him that greenhouse gases from oil, coal and other carbon emissions were trapping the sun’s heat in the atmosphere, resulting in a glacial meltdown that could flood much of the planet. Americans have been hearing it for decades, wavering between belief and skepticism that it all may just be a natural part of Earth’s cyclical warming and cooling phases. And politicians and corporations have been ignoring the issue for decades, to the point that unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return, Gore said. He sees the situation as “a true planetary emergency.” “If you accept the truth of that, then nothing else really matters that much,” Gore said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We have to organize quickly to come up with a coherent and really strong response, and that’s what I’m devoting myself to.” Well, the 10 years are about up, by now, warming should have reached “planetary emergency levels” Let’s look at the data:

And to look at that data, click on the text above.  Plenty of graphs and other goodies.  Of course our planet will not end in 24 days.  Thank God this idiot never was our President..  I think I lose IQ points every time he opens his mouth..and I’m forced the breathtaking stupidity that come out of it.  I’m not sure what’s worse.. The fact that there are politicians as dumb as him, or that there are people who actually continue to listen to fools like Al Gore when he has been discredited time and time again.

Al Gore at SXSW: We Need to ‘Punish Climate-Change Deniers’ and ‘Put a Price on Carbon’

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is happening now in Austin, Texas. Running from March 9 to 22, it’s a massive film, interactive and music festival that is nearly 20 years old. The festival brings together designers, developers, investors, entrepreneurs and politicians for panels and discussions about technology and innovation. For the third time in the last few years, Al Gore, founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project, spoke at the festival on Friday. Naturally, his interactive discussion focused on addressing the climate crisis. The former vice president focused on the need to “punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting ‘accepted science,’” said the Chicago Tribune.

Wow..  What a moron..

Al Gore to Iowa Amid Clinton Scandal

As reporters and members of Congress begin to dig into the Clinton email scandal, former Democratic presidential candidate has announced an upcoming visit to Iowa. He’ll be in the important caucus state from May 5-7, as part of a training sessions for the Climate Reality Project, of which he’s chairman. “During the training, you’ll hear from The Climate Reality Project Chairman and founder, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, as well as world-class scientists, strategists, communicators, and technical specialists about the science of climate change and the direct cost impacts are having on communities around the world. Most importantly, you’ll learn about the solutions that are available today. You will also learn a twenty-first-century skillset in storytelling, public speaking, social media networking, and media engagement from successful grassroots organizers who will share best practices for positive impact,” reads a description of the program. “The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will bring together scientists, non-profits, civil servants, and policy-makers to craft strategies and action plans towards a sustainable future for the U.S., the North American continent, and around the world.” While Gore has not expressed presidential ambitions in some time, some Republicans cannot help but wonder about the timing of the trip. Especially as the Clinton email scandal begins to grow. “When it comes to politicians visiting Iowa, I don’t believe in coincidences,” one experienced Republican hand says.

Agreed.  But, the idea of Al Gore actually running?  Seriously?  He’d be the laughing stock of, well…everyone!   lol