Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Bob Herbert talks to Al Gore

Bob Herbert has a good piece [T$] in today's paper, describing a recent conversation he had with Al Gore. Unsurprisingly, it was mostly about Gore running for president.

This is a prospect I bet on in a pool a couple of months ago. My scenario was Obama ekes out a small lead in the first few primaries, and then when the chorus of "but he's not experienced enough" becomes deafening, Gore steps in, wins the rest easily, and picks Obama as his VP. Obama then gets to be president in 2012 or 2016. I'd still like to see this happen, if it looks like Obama might not be able to win the general election.

The conventional wisdom has lately been that Gore isn't going to run, because if he were, he'd be focused more on losing weight than on pimping his new book. But it feels to me, in this interview and in many other instances, like he's handling things just right, if his secret goal is to be "drafted" as the nominee.

1 comment:

Sornie said...

I'm trying to steer clear of all of the political speak until sometime in the actual election year but this theory sounds great to me. So long as Gore is just himself and doesn't have a gaggle of minders telling him every word to say.