August 18, 2000
More Existential Dread

The United States and British governments killed Iraqi children today.

Al Gore's acceptance speech. Reading it, I can understand how politics become so incredibly skewed. The things he talks about doing make me want to say "yeah, I'll vote for him". Unfortunately, what Al Gore says has very little connection to reality. Big promises. One can only hope. Or vote for Nader.

I'd like to see a line by line analysis of the campaign promises Gore makes in that speech - matching what he says to his previous record of voting. This is how the internet can change politics: people matching up the facts and asking questions.

As Jim Page sang back in '92:

He's got a hip box president
who's in to the environment
he wrote a book about it once
so you know he's gonna mean what he says.
posted by dru in blog