April 22, 2007


Gore campaign team assembles in secret (Tim Shipman in Washington, 21/04/2007, Sunday Telegraph)

Friends of Al Gore have secretly started assembling a campaign team in preparation for the former American vice-president to make a fresh bid for the White House.

Two members of Mr Gore's staff from his unsuccessful attempt in 2000 say they have been approached to see if they would be available to work with him again.

Mr Gore, President Bill Clinton's deputy, has said he wants to concentrate on publicising the need to combat climate change, a case made in his film, An Inconvenient Truth, which won him an Oscar this year.

If they were true friends they'd tell him he's proposing running on an issue that people are deeply dubious about.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 22, 2007 6:33 AM

he's proposing running on an issue that people are deeply dubious about, to divert attention from the real issues, such as national security which the Dems are helpless.

Posted by: ic at April 22, 2007 1:24 PM

I've met Harold Stassen and I have respect Harold Stassen; so please don't bismerch his name and memory by linking Algore to him.

Posted by: Dave W at April 22, 2007 4:00 PM

His winning the nomination would be the Republicans salvation. Hope ahope ahope!

Posted by: Genecis at April 22, 2007 5:49 PM

Actually, Gore would be a very strong candidate. He's associated with the Clinton years which people are getting more nostalgic about, but without the baggage of Hillary. His early stance against an unpopular war would work for him, yet he's also known for being strong on defense - he couldn't be feathered as a weakling. And he did win the popular vote in 2000. He's one of only a few public figures whose stature has increased in the last eight years.

But I don't think he'll run.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at April 23, 2007 11:27 AM

He's spent 8 years now disassociating himself from the Clinton years and has a negative rating near 50%. We already know he can't carry his home state. He'd be hard-pressed to carry DC.

Posted by: oj at April 23, 2007 2:33 PM