Rick Perry backed an already-climate-crusading Al Gore in ’88

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have forgotten a thing or two about the Al  Gore presidential campaign he helped lead in 1988.

In an  interview with an Iowa radio station on Monday, the Republican presidential  contender explained his role as the Gore campaign’s Texas chairman by saying  that “this was Al Gore before he invented the Internet and got to be Mr. Global  Warming.”

But in fact, global warming was already a significant theme for Gore in  1987 and 1988 — long before his activism led to several books, a Nobel Prize and  a part in an Academy Award-winning film. It was also well before the right gave  him the “Mr. Ozone” nickname and talk radio heaped endless mockery on the future  vice president.

Gore, then a young Tennessee senator trying to break out in a crowded  Democratic field, mentioned the warming planet as one of his priorities for his  presidential campaign in April 1987, according to news coverage at the time.

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I wear many hats but history, economics and political observance have always been a passion. I am a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Business with a degree in Information Systems and Digital Business with a minor in European History. I work for a small mom-and-pop IT consulting and software design company. We deal in servicing mostly government funded non-profit mental and behavioral health care agencies in the state of Ohio. In this I deal with Medicaid and Medicare funds and have a little insight on the boondoggles of government there. Thankfully the undemanding nature of my daily profession gives me ample time to read and stay aware of our current state of affairs which I find stranger than fiction in many instances. In addition to being in the IT field, I have also been self employed with a small contracting company so I might know a thing or two about the plight of small business that employs 71% of the American workforce. I however don't draw my knowledge from my day jobs, which I have had a few; I draw it from an intense obsession with facts and observation about the world in which I live. I do have formal education in things such as history, economics and finance particularly as it pertains to global issues, but I have come to find much of what I thought I knew from the formalities of a state university I had to unlearn through much time and independent research. I hope you enjoy what I bring you which is not often heard in the mainstream news outlets. I would like to think my own personal editorializing is not only edifying but thought provoking while not at all obnoxious. That last one may be a hard to achieve.

1 Comment

  1. Bob marshall

    August 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I just read where Obama has sent 700,000 illegals back to Mexico. Since that only leaves 19,300,000 and Rick Perry called for open borders this would be interesting.

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