Last month I noted the case a few diehards were making that Al Gore should get into the 2016 race. Well, guess what, mom?
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, the latest sign that top Democrats have serious doubts that Hillary Clinton is a sure thing.
Gore, 67, won the popular vote in the 2000 election, and has been mentioned as a possible candidate in every contested Democratic primary since then. He instead spent much of the 2000s focused on environmental campaigning and business ventures. He has largely slipped out of public view more recent years.
But in recent days, “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.”
Oh please, please, Al, make my day. This is even better than Trump was for Jon Stewart.
P.S. Noemie Emery writes me to ask: “Why not Gary Hart?” I’ll see and raise her: “Why not Jerry Brown?”