By Dan Shapley
On the Republican side, Fred Thompson basked in the glow of the candidate-to-be for awhile to his apparent advantage. Al Gore, who has been playing to rousing crowds and a generally receptive press, could be doing the same. At least, that's what throngs of people in Chicago thought, as they sought to draft him into the campaign at his latest stop on his book tour. Of course, playing coy about his presidential plans could also just be a great way to sell his book, "The Assault On Reason." Whatever his goal or goals, Gore is electrifying crowds of supporters, and they are buying his book. It stands at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list of hardcover nonfiction, according to a story in the June 7 Chicago Tribune.