Gore to Focus on Peace, Prosperity in State of the Union Address January 23, 2007Posted by chuckwh in News and politics.
President Gore’s State of the Union address tonight is said to be much in line with the message of the last several years, White House insiders are reporting. The message Gore intends to give will focus not only on the unprecedented economic growth that has occurred during the Gore Years, but on the importance of maintaining the course of the country after the Gore presidency.
The speech is said to be somewhat unprecedented in that it will encourage voters, without referencing any Democratic candidates, to stay the course by assuring that a Democrat remains in office. He intends to remind voters that peace and prosperity are “but one vote away,” according to some sources.
Word is that Vice President Clinton will be making a formal announcement regarding her candidacy for President any day, meaning she will be joining Barack Obama in energizing the Democratic voter base with the dual possibilities of a female or African American president.
Clinton, who replaced Vice President Joe Lieberman after he was diagnosed with dual personality disorder, has surprised even her critics with her ability to adeptly traverse the halls of Washington D.C. The health care fiasco of her husband’s presidency has long been forgotten, replaced by powerful education initiatives, introduced by congressional allies, that are already bearing fruit.
Obama, meanwhile, is a media darling who many Democrats consider a combination of JFK and Clinton with his combination of intellect, oratorial skills, and charisma.
Both candidates offer considerable hope to many Democrats that a new Democratic dynasty is in the making, if only the American public can avoid its usual desire for change for change’s sake.
Gore’s State of the Union address will attempt to tackle that American tendency with subtle reminders of the Republican right wing’s call to arms shortly after 9-11, when a vociferous group of Republican politicians and talking heads such as Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, and others who have served under Republican administrations, called for the invasion of Iraq to counter a perceived threat from the now deposed Saddam Hussein.
The pressure the right wing put on Gore was relentless, but the Gore administration focused instead on a series of infrastructure and poverty measures that reached across geographic boundaries in the Middle East, resulting in the fall of Saddam Hussein, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, as well as the subsequent birth of such Middle Eastern “tiger” economies as Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and, more recently, Iraq. The programs were costly, but yielded unprecendented peace dividends that have carried over into the economic sector as well.
Gore, of course, will also be focusing on his pet subject, the environment, and will apparently be introducing another major environment package during the speech.