There are people who would like for Al Gore to run for President again. Tomorrow the Nobel Prize committee will announce their selections and Al Gore is a nominee. He is attracting some attention for sure. There is an active Draft Al Gore movement.
I happened to be watching a couple of Hollywood Awards shows where Gore was recognized for his work on “An Inconvenient Truth.” There are very rich, if not influential people out there who support Gore. He really has made a huge impact on the world’s understanding of climate issues. That said, would he make a good candidate for President today?
I think that is a matter of perspective. Some people, like you and I, have at least been following the candidacies of several candidates – some people have been working real hard for their selection. The core of the activists are already committed.
The Draft Gore Movement is running television ads and full page newspaper ads to draft Gore. Gore claims that he is busy with his Global Warming initiative – but has not said never.
The people around Gore say he is very busy with business activities and his climate initiative but that he would be very honored to be drafted. He continues to leave an impression that he might consider an opportunity. Is there a circumstance where a candidate could fizzle out or suffer some other calamity? There is a six month period form the primary process to the actual Democratic Convention.
I suspect people like Gore keep their options open. He is at about 12% in the polls today and is no fool – he knows that getting in now would be a real struggle. My notion is that he will wait. After the primaries, and before the Democratic Convention, anything could happen; not likely, but possible. If the candidate falters in this time period and the Democrats need a known quantity to pick up the flag – I think Al Gore will be ready.
Anything less than that opportunity and we will not see Al Gore running for President.