To the best president America never had – Congratulations.
You fought long and hard to bring global warming to the public attention.
You faced ridicule (didn’t Bush the Lesser call you ‘Ozone Man’, in tones of ringing contempt?)
But you stuck to your convictions.
You want to leave your children a better world than the one you live in. That’s laudible. Unlike the actual president, who seems bent on ruining the chances of America’s children, you want to set them on a new path – one that will be kinder to our planet.
I can’t help feeling deep frustration that you didn’t become our president and led the country. You would have led it in a different direction. Under your care, I think I can be sure that there would be no made-up war today in order to fill the coffers of weapon and oil dealers. You would not have invented this ruinous war. Instead, you would have used the élan of compassion the world showed America after 9-11 in order to build a new world peace, instead of lashing out at an old enemy – whose oil deposits are now being plundered by an international cartel unimpeded by any laws. You would have signed the bill enabling thousands of American children to have access to good health care. Two little children would not have died last week because the needed dental care. You would not have made America a poorer nation.
Mr. Gore – I know it’s too late. I voted for you. I would vote for you again. But I feel it’s too late to repair the damage the right wing nuts have done to the US. But congratulations on winning the Nobel Peace prize. It’s a wonderful recognization for all the work you’ve done, and all the good you’ve done. It’s also proof that you don’t have to be a president in order to make a difference.
Thank you, Al Gore.