Re: O/T-- Gore and RATS...
I don't know Brad, i remeber a few short months ago when they were gearing up their campaigns Algorythm was just about as non-existent as he was as VP. At least from what I could see. Then within the last two months, he has been spewing just about the exact same rhetoric as Bush, with a few exceptions. So I would say your point is right on but that it is gore copying bush, then fine tuning it to his party. Bush came out great guns on education, and Gore was all "environmental record this, environmental record that". Now he suddenly has an educational plan. You know subtle changes to his platform like this.
I'm sure there'll be a few groans now, you older folks may not know but there is this band called Rage Against the Machine. They recently released a new video for their song "testify". It's hilarious. The opening is like a silent movie with caption being "Aliens come to rule the world". Supposedly the alien morphs from one body into two. Bush and Gore. They go on with the video showing clips of these two at their respective speaking engagements, and damned if they don't say the EXACT SAME THING. The alien by the way morhs back into one at the end referred to as Gush and Bore.
Either way I don't particulary care for either of them and wish we had better choices, however I will still vote for what I deem the lesser of two evils.
Jeff, I would qualify your statement to add that the career politicians haven't cared about anything but doing what is necessary to forward their careers for the last 25 years, also.
Sorry for the rant.