Since poll figures this week show Hillary is feeling the Bern as Sanders climbs ahead for the first time, Democrats are beginning to feel a little edgy about Clinton being a sure thing.
Yes, we know Vice President Joe Biden is mulling a run, but get ready for this one: how about Academy Award winner Al Gore!
Now THAT would make the climate heat up a bit, don’t you think?
Buzz Feed reports “supporters of Al Gore have begun a round of conversations among themselves and with the former vice president about his running for president in 2016. “they’re getting the old gang together,” a senior Democrat told BuzzFeed News. “They’re figuring out if there’s a path financially and politically,” the Democrat said. “It feels more real than it has in the past months.”
The senior Democrat and other sources cautioned not to overstate Gore’s interest. He has not made any formal or informal moves toward running, or even met with his political advisers about a potential run.
A member of Gore’s inner circle asked to be quoted “pouring lukewarm water” — not, note, cold water — on the chatter.
“This is people talking to people, some of whom may or may not have talked to him,” the Gore adviser said.
Roy Neel, a former top adviser to Gore, said Thursday he hadn’t spoken to Gore about it and dismissed the idea of a bid. “It’s extremely unlikely,” he said.
Sure would make things entertaining though. And clearly, since Democrats are so concerned about the environment, it makes sense they’d be so interested in recycling old garbage.
Gore is 67, Sanders is 73, Biden is 72 – wait, I thought the Republicans were the party of old white men! What am I missing?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford, Editor=in-Chief]