Mr. Gore said he was ready to break his silence about his disagreements with the Bush administration before the Sept. 11 attacks, but afterward he threw his speech in the trash.
But then the war in Iraq came, and he felt betrayed. "It is not a minor matter to take the loyalty and deep patriotic feelings of the American people and trifle with them," he declared, adding with a shout: "The truth shall rise again."
Gore is back, and not going away. During the last election he was mocked as a "phony" for what was thought to be faux populism and outrage.
Turns out, that was genuine. I can see why he endorsed Dean; Gore and Dean are kindred spirits -- save Gore has far greater political savvy. There's nothing the media can do to Gore any more; he's been savaged so much he's now untouchable.
I hope we'll hear a lot from him as he campaigns for the nominee.