Running in place
From the London Daily Telegraph-
Friends of Al Gore have secretly started assembling a campaign team in preparation for the former American vice-president to make a fresh bid for the White House.Somehow I think the Daily Telegraph has gotten its signals crossed.(Do not pardon the pun!) Gore isn't running, this is like other reliable reports on Condoleezza Rice or people who hope Jeb Bush will run. TFM will state it now- Al Gore, Condi Rice and Jeb Bush aren't running for President in 2008. You heard it here first.
Two members of Mr Gore's staff from his unsuccessful attempt in 2000 say they have been approached to see if they would be available to work with him again.
Mr Gore, President Bill Clinton's deputy, has said he wants to concentrate on publicising the need to combat climate change, a case made in his film, An Inconvenient Truth, which won him an Oscar this year.
But, aware that he may step into the wide open race for the White House, former strategists are sounding out a shadow team that could run his campaign at short notice. In approaching former campaign staff, including political strategists and communications officials, they are making clear they are not acting on formal instructions from Mr Gore, 59, but have not been asked to stop.
His denials of interest in the presidency have been couched in terms of "no plans" or "no intention" - politically ambiguous language that does not rule out a run.
Dr. Taylor at OTB and Below the Beltway also commenting.
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