Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dominated the small field of Democrats vying to be their party’s candidate in the 2016 presidential election.
An associate of the 67-year-old Gore told CNN that the speculation was “groundless”, and a spokeswoman for Gore added later Thursday that there was “no truth” to the idea he is considering a White House run.
Since then, he has spent most of his time speaking on climate change and launching Current TV which was purchased by Al Jazeera in 2013. Yes, that Al Gore.
However Gore – who won the popular vote in 2000 but narrowly (and controversially) lost the electoral vote to George W. Bush – has drifted so far to the left he could peel votes away from Sanders, who is viewed as a pure progressive.
Having racked up an Oscar and a Nobel peace prize in 2007, Gore has been notably absent from the public eye in recent years.
Additionally squashing any rumors, Mike Feldman, who worked as traveling chief of staff during Gore’s 2000 presidential election campaign, agreed with McManus, telling Politico that if “the old gang” was truly getting back together, he’s “insulted” he wasn’t also invited. They’re figuring out if there’s a path financially and politically. ‘It feels more real than it has in the past months’.
The story also quoted an anonymous “senior Democrat” source about a potential run, affirming the possibility of a Gore run.
The adviser cautions that there have been no formal or even informal moves by Gore himself — but that the former vice president has not ruled out anything.
If Gore decides to get into the race, the big question is who Bill Clinton will side with.