Two days ago, on October 10th, a petition hosted on draftgore.com to convince Al Gore to enter the race, had 135,000 signatures.
On Wednesday, the supporters of draftgore.com released a full-page ad in the New York Times, encouraging Al Gore to seek run for office again.
Since Wednesday, site traffic for draftgore.com has climbed like crazy... increasing even further after the initial date of the ad, to the point that the site's web traffic stats are rapidly approaching that of hillaryclinton.com.
Tonight, on the day of his Nobel Peace Prize win, the petition to encourage Al Gore to enter the race is about to top 200,000 people.
If you're amongst the millions of Democrats who believe that the best choice of the available candidates is "none of the above", or if you simply want to show your support for Al Gore and all of his efforts on behalf of the world's people, please visit http://draftgore.com, Take the time to sign the petition, add your voice, and help put him over the top.
Al Gore *CAN* beat Hillary Clinton to be the nominee, and he can be the next President... but if you are unsure of that fact, please consider this -- the time for showing your loud, vocal, open support for Al Gore to run for President is NOW, while he's got the world's attention and while he still has time to enter the race and raise funds. Not tomorrow. Not next week. NOW.
Every signature he receives will be a loud message to the rest of the Democratic Party that the era of Democratic complicity in rubber-stamping undeclared wars while leading the earth towards environmental destruction is over, and will no longer be tolerated by the voters. Even if Al Gore politely refuses to enter the race, you can at least feel sure that you've helped to advance the causes he is fighting for every day -- peace, ecological stability, and economic justice. The very threat that he might enter the race will help force leading Democratic candidates to put forward more aggressive proposals to protect the environment.
Support him now. Visit http://draftgore.com and sign the petition to add your voice to those who have already done so. Take the time to post about DraftGore on your site and let others know. (Feel free to copy and edit my post if you wish.) If you have a bit of free time, offer to volunteer. If you can spare a few bucks, please send them a donation. (It's as easy and painless as paying for an LJ account. You can even use PayPal!)
Al Gore was right about Iraq. He is right about the threat of global warming. And, best of all, he's not just content to be right, but he's out there fighting the good fight each and every day, while other Democratic candidates have compromised this country's strength, its Constitution, its economy, and ultimately, its future.
Al Gore deserves our support, and we all need a President like Al Gore.