The slices (or rather splices) of Gore's personal life mixed in with the presentation, complete with triumphs and tragedies, aren't just good campaign fodder but significant elements of the film's very classification. On a technical level, they're what make the film a documentary instead of a concert film, thus making it capable of winning an Oscar in April of 2007, smack dab in the middle of Exploratory Committee Season. (If you think this isn't a significant part of any Gore 2008 electoral strategy, leave Washington right now)
The fact is, Al Gore standing there for 90 minutes and talking about how much he loves tacos would be viewed as a case for a presidential run because Al Gore is a living, breathing campaign ad. What is now six years of "Jesus, you morons, look at what you could have had," whether or not you're glad you didn't get it, radiates from the very appearance of Gore on the stage.
Friday, June 16, 2006
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