In just the latest demonstration of her utter political ineptitude, Hillary Clinton is reportedly preparing to exhume the corpse of former vice president Al Gore to draw in the youths. You know, the kids who will be ecstatic to hear from a 68-year-old nutcase who spends his days moaning about global warming and his evenings in a 20-room mansion utilizing over 200,000 kilowatt-hours per year.
According to Politico, “Clinton and aides have recently been pointing to Gore’s 2000 experience as a warning to young voters who are considering voting for third-party candidates. Gore also is a notable spokesman for the issue of climate change – a topic President Barack Obama has also been using to try to energize young voters.”
You may be out of touch when you think the guy who lost the presidency in 2000 and was uncool then will really kick it with the kids now. The oldest millenials – 34-year-olds – were 18 in 2000. The vast majority of them couldn’t vote.
Here’s the truth: millenials generally know Gore for three reasons. First, his Inconvenient Truth nostrums masquerading as decent climatology; we were all forced to gouge out our eyeballs in order to avoid watching that monstrosity in high school. Second, Gore’s chakras: we all remember when Baby Boomer notions of romance collapsed around us as we found out that Gore asked his masseuse to release his second chakra, which is located directly in the pelvic area. Tipper – the lady with whom he had his lusty tongue-fight in 2000 – divorced him. Finally, we all remember South Park’s take on Gore:
So yes, we know Al Gore. He’s a giant joke. But that Hillary’s entire campaign outreach to young people: a giant joke. No wonder young people are looking to nutty Gary Johnson and even nuttier Jill Stein. Hillary’s outreach to young people, in one short video: