While I can’t ever imagine things getting so convoluted that something like this would ever happen, the possibility still exists that Democrats might nominate Al Gore as the presidential candidate. That’s right. Not Obama. Not Clinton.
Before you start thinking that I’ve been inhaling too many Hannah Montana products, consider that this scenario came from the mouth of U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-FL). Here’s how it might go down,
“’If it (the nomination process) goes into the convention, don’t be surprised if someone different is at the top of the ticket,’ Mahoney said. A compromise candidate could be someone such as former vice president Al Gore, Mahoney said last week during a meeting with this news organization’s editorial board. If either Clinton or Obama suggested to a deadlocked convention a ticket of Gore-Clinton or Gore-Obama, the Democratic Party would accept it, Mahoney said.”
Whoa — could you imagine something like this happening? Me either — but the fact that this Obama/Clinton division could end with neither of them leading the ticket is incredible. Ok, Gore fans, you’ve got reason to hope.