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June 5, 2008

The Democratic Primaries Are Over — Where Is Al Gore?

  “Where is Al Gore?”  That’s what I want to know.

In preceding months we always heard that Mr. Gore didn’t want to influence the process so he would wait until most of the superdelegates showed their hand before he showed his.  The superdelegates have shown their cards.  “Where is Al Gore?”

I know he and Obama like each other, as a matter of fact they use to speak to each other often.  At a town-hall meeting in Pennsylvania in early April Obama was asked if he would tap the former vice president for his Cabinet to handle global warming.

“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.”

Gore was the most coveted endorsement for Obama and Clinton during the competition.  The competition is over.  “Where is Al Gore?”

I don’t have any answers, just the question, “Where is Al Gore?”




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