I remember once having an argument on this blog with someone who claimed Al Gore was “no longer political” but now was “all about science”. Erasing all doubt, Gore’s “We” campaign announced today a series of webcasts to America’s youth designed to target students at college campuses to enhance their voting on election day.
You can read all about it (and signup to watch) here on the webpage “Gore Power Vote“. they say:
On Oct. 29, former Vice President Al Gore will address youth everywhere in the first-ever Power Vote live webcast. He’ll be talking about his Repower America challenge, the connections between the economic and climate crises, and the importance of the upcoming election.
Sign up below to join the webcast.
Hmm, I wonder who he will push to vote for? In a mailing obtained by WUWT, Cathy Zoi, CEO of “we can solve it” announced this:
Power Vote webcast to college campuses across the nation
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern
After the webcast, Power Vote will be kicking off six days of Get-Out-The-Vote campaigning on key campuses across the country, urging young people to make clean energy and climate a top priority in their vote this election. Youth turnout is going to be a crucial factor in this election, and the young leaders on these campuses are going to be the ones who usher in the new clean energy economy that Vice President Gore is calling for.
Our good friends at the Energy Action Coalition are co-sponsoring this webcast with us, and driving the Power Vote campaign on campuses. The passion of these young leaders, in dozens of small organizations across the nation, is a true inspiration.
While this method of “getting out the vote” is certainly part of our democratic system, given the propensity for Mr. Gore to exaggerated and in many cases use discredited talking points when he discusses climate issues, one wonders if these young impressionable minds will be able to withstand Gore’s glizty barrage and find the real answers themselves. I once beleived what Gore and hansen were talking about in the late 80’s and early 90’s, now I think they are like Jake and Elwood Blues (you can choose who should fit what role) on a “mission from God” to save the penguin, er world.