Posted by: nickgerlich | October 12, 2007

Convenient Marketing

And then there’s the time when external forces combine, the sun, stars, and the moon all align, and everything comes together in blissful harmony to create a marketing push that no single person could have engineered on their own.

If you haven’t already heard, Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Let the campaigning begin.

Al GoreWell, there is one slight detail. He hasn’t actually said he wants to be President. But there is a groundswell of support at the grassroots level, and it doesn’t hurt to be a Nobel Laureate.

Suddenly, amid a field of Clintons, Obamas, Romneys, and Giulianis, Gore looks pretty centrist. And we all know what author Mark Penn says about swing-voting middle-of-the-roaders.

Anyone who has suffered through a screening of An Inconvenient Truth knows that Gore is not exactly Mr. Excitement. I’ve heard Calculus profs show a little more enthusiasm. And never mind that he is the Democrats’s own version of Dan Quayle with all those comical misspeaks.

Is this all part of a vast left-wing conspiracy? Did the liberals wield their influence with the Nobel committee, effectively making one of their own suddenly look palatable? You can’t deny that Gore would be a lot easier to stomach than Hilary, and his name is certainly easier to pronounce than Obama’s.

I don’t have the answers, but this I do know: If he runs and is elected next year, I’ll come a lot closer to supporting him if I see a wind turbine and solar panels on the White House lawn.

Dr “And That’s The Truth” Gerlich

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