How will be be able to tell if Al Gore’s going to run for President? Mick La Salle has the answers:
“An Inconvenient Truth will probably be nominated for an Oscar. It’s the third highest grossing documentary in history and the most successful documentary of 2006. It will probably win. If you see a chubby, happy Al Gore standing next to the producer and director, celebrating the win at the Oscars, forget it, he’s not running. Nothing to do with Hollywood plays well in the heartland… However, if Gore chooses not to be there — if he’s at the spa that day — then you can take it to the bank. Big Al’s running.”
He has a bunch of other reasons, some serious, some not. For me, I think he should run. Whether he’d win the race for President, or even the Democratic nomination, I don’t know.
But Gore today is once again a political heavyweight. And to see him standing against someone like Hiliary Clinton, or John McCain can only enhance the level of debate in US politics.
Plus – these days, with his grey hair and all, he just looks statesmanlike. And that’s always a good thing.