October 9th, 2009
11:47 AM ET
soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. Eliza

    Al Gore's remarks about the President's Nobel Peace Prize:"thrilled, well deserved. History will show how the Peace Prize committee came to their decision."
    Ditto. Well said, nothing more to add. Hope others give congratualtory remarks, if feeling the need to add their two cents.

    October 9, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  2. rtp

    Congrats Mr. President on your Nobel Peace Prize! The Nobel committee awards you for your "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." I'd personally like to thank you for:

    1) Your revocation of the proposed Bush-era nuclear defense shield along the Russian border. This simple act averted further chilling of relationships with Russia and possible resumption of Cold War-like posturing from both countries.
    2) Your revocation of the proposed Bush-era nuclear defense shield that garnered favorable gestures from Russian President Medvedev regarding sanctions against Iran.
    3). Your uniting of the G-20 leaders against Iran's secret nuclear facility.
    3). Your and Mr. Medvedev's preliminary agreement to cut the American and Russian nuclear arsenals by up to 1/3.
    4). Your drawdown of troops faster than expected from Iraq.
    5). Your engagement with Pakistan who has now stepped up its effort against the Taliban on the Af-Pak border.
    6). Your more even-handed approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Namely no Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
    7). Your efforts to engage the Muslim world, particularly its youth.

    To those of us keeping score, these are very significant accomplishments deserving a Nobel Peace Prize. Expecting even greater things in the years to come on the International and domestic fronts.

    October 9, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. Ryan, Council Bluffs

    Just like Al Gore invented the internet and global warming. Baracko has worked so hard to... oh crap SNL had it right he hasn't done anything. I am sure some none saving children from starvation and plagues was runner up or maybe Brad-gelina

    October 9, 2009 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  4. Candice, MI

    From one Nobel Prize Winner to another. Kudos to Al Gore for having the class that most of the Republicans don't have.

    October 9, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. New Yorker

    Of course he's thrilled; another liberal bedfellow.

    October 9, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
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    October 9, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. GA Resident

    I am saddened to see the RNC response to our country's leader winning a prestigious international award. Whether you agree that President Obama was deserving of the award or not, it still is a honor for our country as a whole. What the award tells me is the perception of the United States and who we are is getting much more acceptance around the rest of the world. And that is a positive thing for all of us. I wish the RNC could have crafted a congratulatory, not concillatory, message in response. And I'm not impressed with the DNC response to the RNC either (likening Republicans to terrorists). When you lie in the mud with the dogs, you become no better than they are. Take the high road Democrats.

    October 9, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. obama the liar

    another slap in the face by socialist europe. Jimmy Carter–Bi-Polar Gore–and now a socialist community organizer.

    October 9, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  9. clifford in New York

    Hey liberals since you blamed President Bush for the International Olympic Committee shunning and embarrassing Obama does this now mean that Bush is the blame for Obamas Noble Peace prize??

    October 9, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  10. Bob of Lompoc

    Let's see – Gore's response Vs. that of Hamas, The Taliban, Ed Rollins and The Gang Of Thousands in the Republican Party. Well, Gore, you finally got my vote! The Republicans are so beneath contempt, words do not come into my head to define them. I am so proud of President Obama, I can't think of any words to describe those feelings either. Good God: NOW, we are a World Power again. We always had the guns and bombs – now we have good sense, a well meaning attitude, grace and plain good manners. The President doesn't eat with his mouth open, nor speak when it is full of food, unlike a previous President.

    October 9, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  11. Pat F

    From one hot airbag to another, eh?

    October 9, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  12. mackfrogalot

    This is the biggest joke I have ever seen in the history of the world. This award means nothing now, if it did in the first place. And to say that about the GOP it is no wonder he won if this guy is in charge.

    October 9, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  13. sadnbra

    Pres. Obama was promoting peace on the streets of Chicago when others w/his qualifiactions were working on Wall Street. Like Martin Luther King, Jr., another Nobel Peace Prize Winner, his writings are very thought provoking and sometimes ideals, such as "hope", are just as powerful as deeds.

    October 9, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  14. Michael M, Phoenix AZ

    Didn't Gore win one for his stance on Global Warming? So, what's wrong with the Republican side....

    October 9, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  15. Nat

    Gore is one more not deserved in company of Yasser Arafat, Michael Gorbachev and Barack Obama.

    October 9, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  16. Fed Up

    Of course, he would be. After all, he had to make up the issue of global warming to get any publicity.

    October 9, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  17. T'SAH from Virginia

    Thank you Al for coming out and expressing your thoughts in this major historical event for our president – President Barack Obama!!!


    October 9, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  18. m jeff

    The Republicans cheered last week when America lost the Olympic bid and booed when an American won the Nobel Peace Prize. The GOP are the real anti American Terrorists.

    October 9, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  19. Josh in TN

    Finally a real person. Thanks AL.

    October 9, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  20. Mike TX

    One man who didn't earn it giving props to another who didn't earn it. That's the liberal way!

    October 9, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  21. yuri

    Gore's reaction may not represent the majority's opinions, but as for we, it was a bolt from the blue. We were drained of our reacting capabilities.

    October 9, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  22. tonyt

    "The Norwegian Nobel Committee" said it gave the prize to Obama for his "efforts to strengthen international diplomacy," his "vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons" and for inspiring hope and creating "a new climate in international politics."

    Congratulation Mr President.

    October 9, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  23. Marry

    So are we, Mr. Gore! The prize represents a show of strong support to the president from around the world. May it strengthen him over decades on the long stony way to make things a lot of better! His commitment to cooperation and his brave character is what is needed. Congratulation, Mr. President!

    October 9, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  24. Robert

    Oh where we'd be if only Gore hadn't had the election stolen from him..... we never would have lost the budget surplus Clinton handed the new president. We would never have gone to Iraq.. And we never would have lost the respect of the world through stupid policies that allowed crap like torture to take place on our watch..

    October 9, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  25. gary davis Harbor Oregon

    AL GORE IS SMART AND KNOWS we are on the platue of a great movment in our history.. CHANGE IS HERE and most of america is right in choose Mr.Obama as president .... 🙂

    October 9, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
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