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I wasn't organizing for Gore to run or anything, but deep down I think I was holding out hope. This is a bummer.

Posted by Michigan Matt | November 12, 2007 10:10 AM


Posted by Mr. Poe | November 12, 2007 10:18 AM

Hard core American Facism with the GOP or American Facism with Hillary? I feel sick, thanks Al Gore, I feel sick.

Time to head to Hyde Park NY, reserect FDR and repeal the 22nd Amendment folks.

Posted by Just Me | November 12, 2007 10:18 AM

What? What? So he signed on to another board. So he promised to be actively involved. Don't they always say that?

Relax. Gore is running. He's just being very subtle about it. Very, very subtle.

Posted by elenchos | November 12, 2007 10:19 AM

@4, yeah, so subtle it will be like he is not running at all....

Posted by Just Me | November 12, 2007 10:32 AM

In before Will in Seattle starts the usual schtick.

Posted by tsm | November 12, 2007 10:36 AM

Me too, tsm. In. Out.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | November 12, 2007 10:38 AM

a sad day for america, a sadder day for Will in Seattle.

Posted by arduous | November 12, 2007 10:46 AM

Oh good grief. You aren't still pining over Al Gore, are you?

If he didn't announce his candidacy in the wake of his Nobel Peace Price, then it ain't gonna happen. And as a practical matter, the early primaries are now less than 2 months away! Though I'm not absolutely certain, my guess is that it is probably too late to even get on the ballot for some of the early states, even if he announced tomorrow that he was going to run.

Give it up, already. He isn't running. Get over it.

Posted by SDA in SEA | November 12, 2007 11:02 AM

bright side: he may be able to be more effective via guiding vc investments vs. trying to get congress to pass stuff like a gas tax.

Posted by dna | November 12, 2007 11:03 AM

@Will: Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

Posted by Greg | November 12, 2007 11:05 AM

I can see the attraction for Gore: Kleiner Perkins is all up in some game changing shit: solar thermal for $.10 a KWH? Yes please. Gore coming on board as an advocate for these technologies may speed adoption...

Posted by Some Jerk | November 12, 2007 11:24 AM

Oh come on now. First off, you know as well as I do that if you want political power in this country, the way to get it is to buy it as part of a powerful corporation.

Second, if the man lays the groundwork for the technology that reverses global warming, he saves the world, not just America.

Posted by Gitai | November 12, 2007 11:41 AM

I'm also in agreement that Gore does a hell of a lot more good challenging global warming in the private sector by helping fund the creation and proliferation of affordable low-emissions tech... than from squawking at an Oval Office perch. Don't let Dubya fool you: there is only so much a president can do.

Posted by Gomez | November 12, 2007 12:36 PM

I don't see how he can't run after reading his book The Assault on Reason. It just doesn't make sense.

Posted by Impossible Prince | November 12, 2007 2:11 PM

"Now I Lay My Hopes to Rest"

Uhh... aren't we a little late on this one? Like, say, in 2004, when he didn't run?

Seriously, you guys were running straw polls with Gore just weeks ago. It's sad, really. Just stop.

Posted by w7ngman | November 12, 2007 11:05 PM

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