Yes, I knew before the punch line that it was a joke, but that coy rascal is still leaving the door just the teensiest bit ajar for the 2008 Presidential nomination.
If Al Gore does run, I would be conflicted, but I’ve sensed since An Inconvenient Truth hit the theaters that somehow Gore would find a way to parlay that momentum and notoriety into something more.
2008 campaigning and fundraising are in full swing, and if you’re not actually in the race, even a star turn with Leonardo DiCaprio won’t keep a candidate in the limelight.
So what’s a former vice-president (and the winner of the 2000 popular vote) to do?
Voila! — a new book!
The Assault on Reason (which has the amazingly unwieldy subtitle, How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy, and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision-Making, Degrade Our Democracy and Put Our Country and Our World at Peril) sound’s like Gore’s next foray into giving us a glimpse of what our country might have looked like today, had he won that Florida debacle.
That subtitle isn’t very catchy, but doesn’t that sound like a campaign manifesto in 30 words or less? And, does that subtitle make you think of anyone?
The only other thing I need to see before I’m convinced that he’s going to run is if he takes over for Kirstie Alley on the Jenny Craig commercials!