You gotta feel sorry for Al Gore, who’s become like some second rate movie star from yesteryear who just won’t get off stage.

Now Mr. Gore, second only to Richard M. “Five O’clock Shadow” Nixon in the annals of debate ignominy, offers advice to John Kerry on how to defeat George W. Bush. Read it. It’s the usual mishmash. But, almost heartbreakingly, at the end, Mr. Gore makes a joke about his debate debacle. It’s more sad than clever. (Also, between you and me–it sounds like terrible advice Gore’s peddling. More than attacking Bush on Iraq, etc. in the debates, John Kery has got to convince the public that he is human. That is why he may have a hard time, whatever nuanced new position on the Iraq war he unveils tomorrow night.)