Gore in 2008?

"I haven't ruled it out. But I don't think it's likely to happen."


Tim Grieve
May 17, 2007 8:51PM (UTC)

Time's Eric Pooley checks in on Al Gore's new book and takes his temperature on the possibility of a White House run in 2008.

The short version:

Pooley says Gore just might be the "perfect stealth candidate," one with Barack Obama's "grass-roots appeal" and Hillary Clinton's "operational toughness"; Tipper Gore says her husband is "not doing it," but that she'd be "with him" if he did; and Gore himself says that he's "fallen out of love with politics" and that it would take "a lot" to "disabuse" him of the idea that his "highest and best use" is his work on global warming.

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A lot? Like what?

"I can't say because I'm not looking for it," Gore tells Pooley. "But I guess I would know it if I saw it. I haven't ruled it out. But I don't think it's likely to happen."


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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