Gore Planning to Enter the Democratic Fray?
Cross-posted from PoliBlog:
Via the Telegraph:Gore campaign team assembles in secret
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.
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.
Well, more accurately it was a secret. This looks like a trial balloon, although I must confess that the foreign press is an odd place to float one.
I would not be surprised if Gore got into the race, and I think he would leap into the top tier. He obviously has name recognition and fund-raising capabilities. Further, he would create such a buzz that the media exposure would be immense. However, none of that guarantees an ability to win the nomination.
It will be interesting to see how this develops (assuming that it does).