A big ornament for the Obama family tree?

Why is the candidate talking with Al Gore?

By Tim Grieve

Published December 21, 2007 8:01PM (EST)

At a campaign stop in New Hampshire Thursday night, a guy in a Santa hat asked Barack Obama about global warming. The candidate's is-that-idle-talk-or-a-hint-about-an-endorsement response: "I talk to Al Gore about every three weeks, and we're going to make sure that your home at the North Pole is still available to you."

Tim Grieve

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

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