Leave it to Barack Obama to keep Gore-political fever alive. Yesterday, we made a joke that senator John McCain had chosen Gore to run as Vice-President on his ticket; but now it’s Obama that may have the idea brewing in his head. When asked at a town meeting today whether the Illinois senator if elected President would tap the former vice president for his Cabinet, or an even higher level office, to address global warming, he offered this interesting response:
“I would,” Obama said. “Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He’s somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I’m already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now.”
Oh man. As the article points out, Gore’s rise once again in the Democratic party — and his refusal to so far endorse either candidate — is making him the center of attention for both campaigns. As he mentioned in his 60 Minutes interview, he regularly gets calls from both Clinton and Obama.
It’s going to be an interesting next couple months…