DU's Daily Deluge Of Delusion
*Al Gore will ultimately win because he is the Hero of a Thousand Faces
He is the embodiment of the Joseph Campbell theory of myth and the universal subtext. He was cast out reluctantly and set upon a multi-stage journey of self-discovery while overcoming external ordeals. He has obtained the goal of the quest and is in the final stages of the journey - the return home where the hero shares with the rest of us the knowledge gained in his outside odyssey. See? He will win because he is supposed to, or else the story ends badly. Ok, I feel better now. (Phoebe Loosinhouse)
*This is EXACTLY what I have been saying all over the boards.
It's a flippin' archetype! And Americans -- for that matter, most people -- CANNOT resist an archetype. If he runs, it will be irresistible. (crispini)
*He's an archetype AND an antidote!
You're right. It also settles a craving for justice. Will the Hero resist his own myth? I hope not. (Phoebe Loosinhouse)
*Yep. He's Arthur in the Sword in the Stone. (Phoebe Loosinhouse)
*It's time he takes his rightful place at the table... (fooj)