Swan Song

Watching Al Gore speak tonight via his own invention, the internet (I’m watching the DNC over the streaming video feed via c-span.org), I suddenly realized that this speech is the man’s swan song.

Tonight we saw the “Saturday Night Live” Al Gore versus “Angry” Al Gore. He had little to say except his “I almost won” diatribe-turned-dead-horse that in his mind needed one more beating tonight. He really believes he won the 2000 election. After all, all you gotta do is believe….

After this, I doubt we’ll ever see much out of Al Gore. He’ll likely go the way of Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, fading into the sunset to grow another beard and invent yet another information superhighway. Farewell Al, see you on the flipside.