If you want a completely different perspective on the topic of Al Gore running for president, then check out Rolling Stone magazine. (thanks for the link, amber)

Tim Dickinson, the article’s author, makes the case that Al Gore may be “the ideal candidate for the Democrats” in part because he is “a Hollywood celebrity, the star of the third-highest-grossing documentary of all time.”

Hell- if that’s all it takes- then there must be a bunch of other possible candidates, right?

Actually- no.

Take a look at this list of the top ten highest-grossing documentaries
and you’ll see why:

1?Fahrenheit 9/11??- (Michael Moore)
2?March of the Penguins – (A bunch of Penguins)
3?An Inconvenient Truth? – (Al Gore)
4?Bowling for Columbine?- (Michael Moore)
5?Madonna: Truth or Dare?- (Madonna)
6?Winged Migration?- (A bunch of Geese)
7?Super Size Me??- (Morgan Spurlock)
8?Mad Hot Ballroom?- (A bunch of dancing kids)
9?Hoop Dreams??- (A couple of basketball players)
10?Tupac: Resurrection?- (Tupac)

Assuming we do want to elect someone who was/is the star of a documentary film and, since the penguins probably can’t run, then I guess Al Gore does seem to be the best candidate.

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