This is terrible news about a wonderful man.
I think Al Gore's going to be himself, ... And I think the important thing ... is that he will clarify the choice that the American people have in what seems to be the closest presidential election in 40 years.
The facts are that George Bush hasn't fully funded homeland security and has alienated our allies around the world. This is a cynical attempt to rescue the president's sinking poll numbers by using fear and politicizing our national security.
Are we sitting back like couch potatoes and watching the systemic elimination of all the lines that separate the acceptable and the unacceptable in our culture?
When it comes to terrorists, we ought to do everything we can to capture and/or kill them. We also ought to do a lot more than this president is doing to protect our homeland security.
Howard Dean has climbed into his own spider hole if he believes the capture of Saddam has not made America safer.
In the end, there's just not enough oil and gas within our territory. And if we want to break our dependence on foreign oil ... we've got to develop new sources, fuel cells, cleaner more fuel efficient cars and we've got to get back to conserving and using energy more efficiently and wisely.
There's a lot of personal and political controversy around this decision, but it just seems to me that this was a group of professionals, of health experts, who made a decision based on what's best for a women's health. Therefore, I support it.
I was beginning to hope someone would attack me.
I hope not, and I don't believe they do, ... And I must say that I don't get nervous when I hear Christians speaking about the role of faith in their lives. My faith in God grounds my life as it does Al Gore's life, as it does the lives of most Americans. That's quite different from the separation of church and state, which, of course, we all support.
Oh yeah, big time.
We can respect the rights of hunters and legitimate gun owners while also acknowledging that bullets and Bibles don't mix.
Community means engaging constructively with like-minded nations to build strong, sustaining institutions and alliances - and bringing emerging powers into this community so future conflict becomes less likely.
Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States.
Every day, first responders put their own lives on the line to ensure our safety. The least we can do is make sure they have the tools to protect and serve their communities.
Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before - but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to.
I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy.
I also urge the Obama administration - both on its own and in cooperation with other responsible governments around the world - to use all legal means necessary to shut down WikiLeaks before it can do more damage by releasing additional cables. WikiLeaks' activities represent a shared threat to collective international security.
I believe that our national security lies not just in protecting our borders, but in bridging divides.
I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country, it takes more than anger. It takes experience. It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people.
I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense. Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation.
I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can't talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities.
In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world.
The promise of education reform can never be fulfilled without adequate funding, and by shortchanging our schools, President Bush is breaking his promise to our children.
The way we're really going to grow the economy is to invest in people, to invest in innovation, to have the federal government put money in the kind of research that will create the new high-technology, biotechnology industries that will create the millions of new jobs.