Road to the White House – Miami Caucuses

With the Presidential race for 2008 getting heated up , Miami Caucuses yesterday decided on a bipartisan ticket for 2008. The Caucuses across Budweiser suggested a Republican as President and a Democrat as his VP. The LincolnKennedy ’08 ticket was announced by the Caucus leader Stephen Colbert with much fanfare outside Sunday’s Superbowl venue. Within minutes CIA’s closest base at Bay of Pigs with written authorization from Langley informed the Caucus that both Lincoln and Kennedy were killed and probably both were dead. The Caucus in a state of extreme shock, downed a gallon of Mojito and observed a moment of silence. The Caucus also decided that probably a bipartisan ticket might not be a good idea in a country that has opinions. The search for a new President is on.

How does this CV look like ?

Eric Seagal’s book Love Story was closely based on him and his Harvard roomie Tomy Lee Jones.

Serves in Apple’s board of Directors and advisor to Google’s senior management.

Consistently opposed the war in Iraq and Abu Ghraib, stating the facts. He said “We would not have invaded a country that did not attack us. We would not have taken money from the working families and given it to the most wealthy families. We would not be trying to control and intimidate the news media. We would not be routinely torturing people.”

He didn’t say he “invented the internet” but played a major role in creating it. This is what Vinton Gray Cerf and Bob Kahn – the two founding fathers of Internet have to say about our candidate – ” He was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development. No one person or even small group of persons exclusively “invented” the Internet. It is the result of many years of ongoing collaboration among people in government and the university community. But as the two people who designed the basic architecture and the core protocols that make the Internet work, we would like to acknowledge his contributions as a Congressman, Senator and as Vice President. No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution over a longer period of time. “

He led the foreign policy initiatives during the Clinton years. Remember South Africa, Israel-Palestine, Bosnia – Yugoslavia.

He says Global Warming is not a myth and many of us are convinced. His latest Documentary on global warming has created a new found awareness on the issue. Its the third highest grossing documentary in US history, nominated for the 2007 Oscars. Point is he’s been saying this since 1980s and got a copy of the Kyoto Protocol for record – though it didn’t do much good.

Nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on Global Warming.

He served in Vietnam (unlike Bush and Clinton who dodged the draft)

Pioneered the National Performance Review – something every country can do with.

He was elected President of the United States in 2000. But that was the year the US Supreme court elected its own President, our hero – Dubya.

More written word on PBS and NYTimes

Its a long campaign ahead – fresh faces, old horses, promises, vested interests and hypocrisies. More on the 2008 race later. Btw, according to Conan O’Brien, President Bush visited the New York Stock Exchange. It was an awkward moment when President Bush asked, “When do I get to meet Dow Jones?. Then he went on to say the economy is doing pretty good and all the Indian techies smiled. He said Iraq situation is difficult. If Iraq is ‘difficult’, ‘pretty good’ for the economy is surely an understatement.

Good Night and Good Luck 🙂

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6 Responses to Road to the White House – Miami Caucuses

  1. Tarun Chandel February 4, 2007 at 5:04 pm #

    Hi

    Got to your page from blogbharti. I am Tarun here, I am planning a Blogcamp in India (Pune), if possible try to make it to it, if not then do try to participate through internet, using Youtube, Slideshare etc.

    I have found few other guys who are also very enthusiastic about having a Blogcamp. We are already in process of contacting some good bloggers like you and others on Blogbharti.

    The venue will be decided soon, we have few good places in mind. We are already talking to a few people to sponsor food and tshirts, bags and goodies. But all these things are secondary. Success of a Blogcamp is dependent upon it’s participants and that is where we are focusing right now.

    Do share you thoughts on it.

    You can visit our wiki (www.barcamp.org/BlogCampPune).
    We also have our blog (www.blogcamppune.blogspot.com)

    Regards,
    Tarun Chandel

    PS: I know this not the right place to write about Blogcamp, but I couldn’t find your contact info from your blog.

  2. alakananda February 5, 2007 at 7:15 pm #

    u mean love story was really inspired by al gore? u mean, oliver’s al? love story is one of my all time fav novels. i ‘ve cried buckets reading it.

    anyway, i too wish he were prez. wonder if afghanistan would have happened, wonder if iraq would have happened, if saddam would’ve been alive, if osama would have been caught, if 9/11 would have been 9/11… ah, that’s a lot of ifs.

  3. b v n February 7, 2007 at 2:42 am #

    Tarun, Thanks a lot for the invite.I’ve replied to you via email. All the very best for your initiative.

    Alakananda, yup Eric Seagal has said it. Thats a lot of ifs.

  4. Alexhttp://alexmthomas.wordpress.com February 7, 2007 at 4:33 am #

    I too share your same concerns.

    Hope Gore become the President! His CV is indeed good.

  5. Sachin R K February 9, 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    Hilarious :)))

    I was in the US during the 2002 elections. I remember waiting day after day for the results,praying fervently that Bush was going to win. Little did I know …

  6. Alexhttp://alexmthomas.wordpress.com February 19, 2007 at 4:08 am #

    BVN,

    One of Gore’s initiatives:

    http://www.liveearth.org/

    Via:

    http://riotofreasons.blogspot.com/

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