It’s been rumored for a while that Al Gore would be called in to help campaign for Hillary Clinton and fire up the millennials who were forced to watch his movie in school. That rumor finally came true Tuesday afternoon at Miami Dade College, which remains above sea level for the moment, but only because of President Obama’s magical power to slow the rise of the oceans.
Our planet can't afford denial on climate or opposition to solutions. @HillaryClinton will work hard to solve the pressing issues we face.
— Al Gore (@algore) October 11, 2016
Gore, not surprisingly, was there to back up Clinton’s promise to make the United States a green superpower and remind everyone just how boring “An Inconvenient Truth” really was. For her part, Clinton is going to see to it that American households are running on solar panels manufactured in the United States — why didn’t Obama think of that?
I want us to have 500 million more solar panels installed across the US, says Hillary Clinton
— Katie Fehrenbacher (@katiefehren) October 11, 2016
— Hannah Hess (@ha_nah_nah) October 11, 2016
— Bill Clinton: Rapist (@Early__May) October 11, 2016
Clinton’s not a climate scientist and neither is Gore, but she took plenty of shots at the climate change deniers who weren’t willing to commit to the hard facts.
Hillary Clinton at rally with Al Gore: "Hurricane Matthew was likely more destructive because of climate change"
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 11, 2016
Likely more destructive because of climate change? Slow down, professor: was it, or wasn’t it? We were assured the science was settled.
Gore just blamed Zika on climate change.
Other than the fact there is no scientific basis for such a claim, it sounds great.
— Pradheep Shanker MD (@Neoavatara) October 11, 2016
Gore was anxious to talk about rising ocean levels and breeding conditions for disease-carrying mosquitoes, but he couldn’t possibly appear in Florida and let the opportunity pass to remind the audience how important it was to vote. At least a few in the audience knew what he meant when he called himself “Exhibit A” and broke into a chant of, “You won!”
Al Gore says he is "Exhibit A" that Floridians' votes "really, really, really" matter. Chants of "You won! You were robbed" erupt.
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) October 11, 2016
Crowd now chanting: "You won! You won!" to @AlGore
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) October 11, 2016
Al Gore stresses the importance of every vote in Fla. ("You can consider me as an Exhibit A"), crowd chants, "You won! You won!"
— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) October 11, 2016
The crowd chanting: "You won! You won!" to @algore. But he chides the crowd, saying that's not good enough. "Elections have consequences."
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) October 11, 2016
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) October 11, 2016
— Rschrim (@Rschrim) October 11, 2016
— Joe Mitchell (@JoeRyMI) October 11, 2016
— The 57th State ℅EF™ (@EF517_V2) October 11, 2016
I love when they twist the knife like this. They don't even know they're doing it. https://t.co/BpdHKh9Nyw
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) October 11, 2016
Obviously staged. Half the people chanting were about 10 years old at the time.
— Nick Harlow (@NicholasHarlow) October 11, 2016
Gore now re-litigating the results of the 2000 election.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 11, 2016
@BecketAdams So he is huddled in the floor in fetal position counting chads?
— SenseiofSarcasm™ (@Artist_Angie) October 11, 2016
Is there a masseuse in the house?
— Kim (@kimec_66) October 11, 2016
There didn’t seem to be any rush to stop the crowd from chanting; it looks like Hillary Clinton gave her fact checkers the day off.