Are Republicans afraid of Al Gore? Darned right they are. As well they should be.
They are quaking in their golf-shoes afraid that Al Gore will throw his hat into the 2008 presidential race, and they are even more quaking in their golf-shoes afraid that he can win. That's why the Sleaze-Machine is once again on the attack, attempting to politicize a non-political issue (global warming) by attacking the messenger (Al Gore) and attempting to undermine his credibility.
Will these crass, overused tactics work--yet again--for the Rovian Right? There is good reason to think not. Americans have come a long way since the last election and are (hopefully!) a bit wiser and better able to filter out the political clap-trap.
MUST WATCH: MSNBC's Countdown documented the "swift-boating of Al Gore"
Photo credit: A photo from the Paramount Classics release "An Inconvenient Truth", directed by Davis Guggenheim and starring Al Gore. "An Inconvenient Truth" is scheduled for US release on May 24, 2006. Jurgen Fauth & Marcy Dermansky, World / Independent Film.