Al Gore as President: Interview with Time Magazine

Will Al Gore run for president? That question is being asked over and over. We recently saw an interview with him on Larry King Live and also read the article in the current Time Magazine in which Mr. Gore's photo appeared on the front cover. The headline reads: "The Last Temptation of Al Gore: Will he run or not?" The article interviews not only Mr. Gore, but Tipper Gore and Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, who is noted as saying "Like many others, I have tried my best to convince him. So far, no luck." It seems Mr. Gore has moved on, at least for the time being. With the Live Earth concert coming up in just over a month and the launch of his new book, The Assault on Reason, Mr. Gore has other things on his mind. In addition he's met with all of the candidates who are running in the upcoming election and has advised them that the climate crisis must be at the top of their list. But some think that he's biding his time and waiting to pounce. Mr. Gore says that he has enjoyed the luxury of being able to focus single-mindedly on the climate crisis issue and his wife has agreed: "He's got access to every leader in every country, the business community and people of every political stripe. He can do this his way, all over the world, for as long as he wants. That's freedom. Why would anyone give that up?" The article alludes to the fact that Mr. Gore is not interested in politics anymore, but in the interview, Mr. Gore didn't say yes or no. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google (where Mr. Gore was a senior advisor when it was still a small company), says "My advice is to do whatever he's most passionate about. Because that is working." Read the whole story via ::Time

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