Gore, Sanders, Warren: Vote Clinton, not third-party
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Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much GOP challenger seizes on outrage against Massie Juan Williams: Mueller, one year on MORE's bad week has ended and her resurgence began Friday. Former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreAl Gore blasts Trump: 'You can't gaslight a virus' Who should be the Democratic vice presidential candidate? The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes unexpected step to stem coronavirus MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Sanders still sees 'narrow path' to Democratic presidential nomination Tenants call on lawmakers to pass rent freezes MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much Biden faces pesky enthusiasm challenge despite big primary numbers MORE (D-Mass.) are about to escalate their efforts calling on voters to support Clinton and not waste their vote — and help GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE in the process — by voting for Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonWeld drops out of GOP primary Weld bets on New Hampshire to fuel long shot bid against Trump The 'Green' new deal that Tom Perez needs to make MORE or Green nominee Jill Stein.


Trump admitted on Friday that his birther attacks on President Obama were always wrong. Now he should call on all other birthers to end their campaign of lies about the president's birth, and as Clinton said, Trump should apologize to President Obama and all Americans for a birtherism that former Secretary of State Colin Powell has called racist.

Clinton's September slump may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Democrats because the Clinton campaign had fallen victim to overconfidence, but that has ended. The Clinton resurgence has now begun with Democrats rallying around the flag and leading progressives mobilizing to take their case to the country,

As recent stories in The New York Times and The Hill suggest, Gore is about to become a much larger player in the presidential campaign. He will, of course, make it clear that Clinton is the friend of the earth on the great battle against climate change, while Trump stands on the wrong side of that great issue of our age.

Gore is a longtime champion of civil liberties and civil rights and will add his voice to progressives making it clear that Clinton would name a Supreme Court that will defend these core values and overturn the heinous Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision that let loose the corrupting power of campaign money.

Gore, whom I predict will campaign in Florida, among other states, is the most ideal person in the world to warn those who deplore Trump but are tempted to vote for Stein or Johnson that a vote for these two candidates could elect Trump, as votes for Green nominee Ralph Nader in 2000 almost certainly elected President George W. Bush, leading to all of the problems that followed.

Gore has huge moral power and credibility on this subject. He has already given interviews that discreetly made this case; now he is poised for a high-profile campaigning intervention. I have great respect for Johnson and Stein, but a vote for either of them is effectively a vote for Trump. Taking votes away from Clinton could help Trump win a close election.

Sanders and Warren are on the march for Clinton, as well. Both will soon be campaigning for Clinton in Ohio and other states, which will drive home the importance of a Clinton victory to liberal, independent, working-class and undecided voters.

I have long argued that there is a progressive populist majority in America waiting to be born. That is why Sanders topped Donald Trump by large double-digit margins in virtually every poll taken when Sanders was running for president. That is why Elizabeth Warren is such a beloved figure in progressive circles, along with Sanders, which is demonstrated again in her current battle with Well Fargo after more than 5,000 employees apparently ripped off bank customers.

Gore, Sanders and Warren are leading lights for the progressive movement, with great credibility and appeal for huge numbers of working-class and independent voters as well as liberals. Each of them has already made a contribution to the 2016 and now they will all enter the campaign with the full force and power of their ideas, reputation and excitement.

Gore, Sanders and Warren will make their case passionately and credibly for Clinton, and this will have great impact.

Meanwhile, Obama has begun to enter the campaign in full force, which will escalate through October for the final push. And the highly popular first lady, Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaLizzo donates lunch to hospital workers battling coronavirus Biden could be picking the next president: VP choice more important than ever Lobbying world MORE, is now adding her clout and appeal to the Clinton campaign while Trump surrenders to Democrats, and to the truth, and abandons the racist birther lies he has spread in recent years.

The Clinton slump has ended and the Clinton resurgence has begun. The cavalry for Clinton is coming and Donald Trump and his alt-right supporters will be thrown out of the town of presidential politics by election day because of the goodwill and common sense of Americans, with help from Al Gore, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Budowsky was an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) and former Chief Deputy Majority Whip Bill Alexander (D-Ark.). He holds an LL.M. degree in international financial law from the London School of Economics. Contact him at brentbbi@webtv.net.

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