Political strategists close to Al Gore have secretly begun assembling a campaign team to prepare for a new run for the White House by the former vice president.
Two members of Gore’s staff from his unsuccessful campaign for the presidency in 2000 have been approached about working with Gore if he decides to toss his hat into the ring, they told Britain’s Sunday Telegraph.
One of Gore’s former campaign workers said: “I was asked whether I would be available toward the end of the year if I am needed. They know he has not ruled out running and if he decides to jump in, he will have to move very fast.
“He hasn’t asked them to do this, nor has he told them not to.”
Former President Bill Clinton indicated that he believes Gore could be preparing for a run for the Democratic nomination.
“You have got the prospect that Vice President Gore might run,” Clinton told Larry King last week.
A new book that Gore is publishing in May, “The Assault on Reason,” is likely to keep his name in the public eye, just as his global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” recently brought him back into he limelight.
Well, if he does run, and I wouldn’t say I think he will, but I wouldn’t say he wouldn’t, remember one of my first posts predicted the fanfare over his film would put him in the race. Also, if you take Sen. Clinton’s falling numbers, a sense of unsureness over Obama, and Edwards soft support, the case for a Gore run are very strong. He would also do very well as a candidate, probably better than any of the major three in the field right now.