Gore to Introduce Constitutional Amendment at Oscars? February 24, 2007Posted by chuckwh in News and politics.
It’s the big question roiling the political waters in D.C. and Hollywood over the last week: Will Al Gore introduce a constitutional amendment at the Academy Awards allowing for a third term in office?
With the Gore presidency experiencing stratospheric support in public opinion polls, and Vice President Clinton and Barack Obama both viewed by a fairly substantial portion of Democratic activists as being vulnerable to Republican slash and burn politics in a general election, there are many Democrats hoping the rumors are true.
Although the Oscars might normally seem like a strange venue to stage the introduction of a constitutional amendment, some feel that the huge impact of “An Inconvenient Truth”, which caused a stir because it starred the President making the case for global warming, makes the Oscars the perfect forum to initiate a campaign for Gore’s third term in office. From the introduction of hydrogen and electric-powered cars to the taxation of disposable batteries, from the explosion of Green power in Europe to a recent series of financial and environmental deals with China, “An Inconvenient Truth” has played a major role in the Gore administration’s efforts to turn the world’s attention away from terrorism and present a “united front”, as Gore calls it, against a looming environmental crisis.
In fact, there is a chance that humanity has reached a crossroads in that it has discovered the need to become united at least enough to solve a problem caused by everyone on the planet. With the earth enjoying unprecedented peace and prosperity, there are many who feel that this is not time for handing off the torch of guidance lit by Gore, and that maintaining the momentum is more important than preserving the two term limit.