Joe Conason says Gore should run if only to preempt Lieberman, saying he added very little to the ticket in 2000. I’d tend to agree. I’m still fuming at him for giving a Cheney a pass during their one debate when Cheney claimed that his windfall fortune of the ’90s “had nothing to do” with the government. He was lying at least three different ways at once:
- Cheney’s government experience and Gulf War connections got him the job
- Halliburton landed contracts based on his connections
- Halliburton got tremendous government aid and loan guarantees during that time.
Not to mention the economic climate that the government guarantees and infrastructure the government either maintains or supports.)