Looks like Al Gore isn’t going to be running in 2008, which must be a relief to Hillary. The former V.P. insisted to George Stephanopolous on ABC’s "This Week" that Hillary had nothing to do with his decision, claiming that there is no truth to any rumors that he is waiting to see what her final decision is.
"I can’t imagine any circumstances in which I would become a candidate again," he continued. He also claims that “I have no plans to be a candidate for president again. I don’t expect to ever be a candidate for president again. I haven’t made a so-called Sherman statement, because it just seems unnecessary, kind of odd to do that." Gore insists that "I honestly believe that the highest and best use of my skills and experience is to try to change the minds of people in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world about this planetary emergency that we simply have to confront." Like the bully pulpit of the Oval Office wouldn’t be the perfect place for Mr. Global Warming to preach about his pet project?