Unable to carry his home state in 2000, the man who invented the internet wasn't content to rest on such laurels; he turned gadfly, bummed around, gained 30 pounds, grew a beard, for some reason was hired to "teach" journalism, started a cable network (anyone remember Current TV?) then... the epiphany!!
He turned green.... joining the the last sliver of the political spectrum that would forgive all, support any half-baked idea, as long as you recycle.
But he soon discovered that thousands of enviro-moonbats from Green Peace to PETA to the Sierra Club made for very a crowded field; almost impossible to individual face time.
He called on Hollywood.
A natural nexus, the two embraced like Ryan and Allie in "Love Story" which we all know was based on Algore and The Tipster.
Hollywood deals entirely in fiction and revisionist history and has a visceral need (due to the colossal level of insecurity exhibited by everyone in the movie biz) to make up awards and give them to each other throughout the year.
Now, that was the garage Algore desperately sought for his SUV.
Thus, "An Inconvenient Truth" was born, courtesy of the folks who brought you "preaching to the choir."
Gore was guaranteed a dog and pony show that would always attract crowds to a small venue... making any snake oil salesman look important and successful.
The audiences always respond enthusiastically, considering it's what leftists do best... sit still and absorb political brainwashing, especially via flickering images on a screen (see: Stone, Oliver.)
So.. that made it two down and one to go; then came The Distribution Deal--the mother's milk of Hollywood.
Suddenly it wasn't Algore and his slide show, it was A DOCUMENTARY in world-wide distribution. It has grossed $42 mil world-wide--not all that bad for a documentary; but then, remember the audience on which it relies and the unprecedented (and free) marketing of the docu done by the lapdog mainstream news media.
Now, seven or eight months after its release, it's up for two Oscars... one best docu and the other--another bit of perfect leftist marketing--best song,"I Need to Wake Up", by Melissa Etheridge; well-known woman, woman entertainer, woman leftist, woman lesbian, and woman, "er" father of her former "wife's" children--(with a Supporting Role nod to that paragon of paternal role-modeling, liver recipient and proprietor of a very damaged gene pool, David Crosby.)
The silly film and the sillier song will win both Oscars and we'll soon see the same marketing plan swing into effect for the Nobel Prize... an even more leftist award system which relies more on ones politics than ones merit.
Nobel Prize in one hand, Mr. Oscar in the other, Algore will stride the globe as the default leader of all US if not international eviro-whackos based on.... not a damned thing but marketing.
Is this a great country or what?.