Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize -- and that will only up the ante on what a growing number of fans (How many? Who knows.) want to see: Another run for the U.S. presidency. He has said repeatedly he isn't planning a run for the president, and that he's focusing on global warming. He hasn't exactly said no, at least not firmly enough to satisfy his fans.
In California yesterday, an audience spontaneously erupted into cries of "Run, Al, Run" during an appearance, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
With Hillary Clinton commanding an apparently sizable lead over opponents Barack Obama, John Edwards, Bill Richardson and others for the Democratic nod, Gore would have no assurances of even winning the Democratic nomination, let alone the presidency.
But his potential -- bolstered by an Emmy, an Oscar and now the granddaddy of all awards, the Nobel Peace Prize -- his written all over his resume. And, in the legion of blog postings by the Draft Gore set.
Here's what Gore told us when we asked him about the 2008 presidential race:
And here's what Laurie David, executive producer of Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, told us about here expectations for the 2008 presidential race:
It is October, isn't it? Maybe Laurie was on to something...
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