You won’t catch me quoting Arianna Huffington too often, I hope, but here goes…
Whether Al Gore ends up running in 2008 or not, he is modeling the way our public figures, and especially our would-be presidents, should be operating — from the heart and true to themselves. Standing for something more important than just winning, and more powerful than the fear of losing.
Arianna tells us that Gore has learned his lesson and that candidates for public office should break free from the tyranny of the focus groups and be themselves.
Wasn’t there a candidate last time out who did what Arianna is asking for? I think the more important question is whether the democratic primary voters have learned ther lesson.