Thursday, August 28, 2008

Live Blog: Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former Vice President Al Gore

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 28 — Former Vice President Al Gore took the stage tonight at Invesco Field ahead of Barack, leading off by arguing the 2000 election did matter, and that if he'd won, we wouldn't be bogged down in Iraq because we would have pursued Bin Laden until we caught him.

8:47 EDT On McCain's recent shift to supporting Bush policies: "The same policies? ... I believe in recycling, but that's ridiculous."

8:50 EDT On Global Warming: "We are facing a planetary emergency, which if not solved would exceed anything we have experienced in human history."

Gore also drew attention to the crisis in the Arctic, noting that the polar ice cap may be totally melted in summer during the first term of the next president.

8:56 EDT On the similarities between Obama and Lincoln: Gore noted that before President Abraham Lincoln took office, his experience was eight years in the Illinois state legislature, and one term in Congress — equal to that of Barack Obama.

"Inconvenient truths must be acknowledged if we are to have wise governance."

"His life experience embodies our motto: E pluribus unum — out of many, one."

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