October 12th, 2007
10:35 AM ET
7 years ago

Source: Gore thinks Clinton unstoppable

Then-Vice President Gore swears in newly elected Clinton to the U.S. Senate, January 3, 2001.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A source involved in Gore's past political runs told CNN that he definitely has the ambition to use the peace prize as a springboard to run for president.

But he will not run, because he won't take on the political machine assembled by Sen. Hillary Clinton, said the source. If the senator from New York had faltered at all, Gore would take a serious look at entering the race, the source said. But Gore has calculated that Clinton is unstoppable, according to the source.

Gore repeatedly denied he has any plans to run again, but this week a group of grass-roots Democrats calling themselves "Draft Gore" took out a full-page ad in The New York Times in a bid to change his mind. (Watch more on the movement to draft Gore)

Related: Nobel Prize likely to increase pressure on Gore to run

Video: Gore talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer last month

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Filed under: Al Gore
soundoff (157 Responses)
  1. Seth, Evansville,IN

    i think just thinking about another Clinton in the White House scares me.

    October 12, 2007 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  2. Rodney Dallas TX

    Not only a Nobel Prize winner but a smart man as well.

    October 12, 2007 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  3. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Sometimes you just have to shake your head and say "when you ask a left wing a question...aren't you expecting a left wing answer?" – Liberals – there are always two sides to every argument – (whether it be global warming or politics) – I would ask that you research your candidates positions. I think that you will see we are all moderate....and then choose the candidate (with 60% of the country) – Giuliani – 2008!

    October 12, 2007 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  4. Bill, Bloomington Il

    warms my heart to see such an irrelevent man come so far since Manbearpig. Can we find something else that is totally useless that he can do?

    October 12, 2007 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  5. Matthew, Okemos, MI

    Another Clinton in the White House? Oh noes! Economic prosperity and a future I won't be afraid to live in! Those are just horrible horrible things!

    October 12, 2007 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  6. Zaza Oliver

    Actually Gore is scared of Barak Hussein Obama – he knows Barak Hussein is unstoppable.

    October 12, 2007 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  7. pl. at the UN for a while.

    Well, This is a time to be a realist and ask the question: How could Mr Gore best serve humanity?
    I would think that his present role suits him better.

    October 12, 2007 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  8. laurinda,ny

    RODNEY FROM TEXAS..You took the words right out of my mouth.

    October 12, 2007 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  9. Tali S., Edison, NJ

    Coulter was simply stating her belief system, far more outrageous is Al Gore winning a Nobel Peace Prize!!! For what? Why is the world so intent on stroking the ego of this narcissistic Hollywood wannabe?

    October 12, 2007 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  10. Ron, TX

    Would you rather vote for someone who was -misled- by Republicans, as Hillary claims, or someone who can see past the Republican charades and make the correct decision.

    Everyone needs to remember what Barack Obama said in a speech on Oct 26, *2002*:
    "I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.

    I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars."

    Would you rather have someone who went along with the Republicans, or someone who got it ONE HUNDRED PERCENT correct?

    Or more recently, she called Obama "inexperienced" a few months ago for saying he would meet with Ahmadinejad with no conditions attached. I believe she called it "naive". This past Thursday, Hillary Clinton said she would meet with Iran with "no conditions" attached. Again, do we want someone who is misled, changes their mind, or otherwise makes the incorrect decision, or someone who makes the correct decision the first time?

    October 12, 2007 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  11. Providence, RI

    Chris: Keep dreaming! Giuliani? President? Three times married-dressed as a drag queen-walked in the gay pride-exploits 911 over and over and over-spreads fear-And finally a war monger. It is unprecedented that a Mayor becomes President...

    October 12, 2007 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  12. providence, RI

    Gore is very intelligent and right. Whether you love or hate Hillary, Hillary is ineveitable. Hillary has the strength, talent, and leadership skills to become the President. And she proved it over and over ad over. She has the "brain" to lead this country to a right direction. Please visit http://www.hillaryclinton.com, and show your support.

    October 12, 2007 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  13. Martin, Minneapolis, MN

    Yes, Chris, there are always two sides to every argument- a right one and a wrong one. And please don't forget, if we went with the person with the most votes in 2000, then Gore would have been President!

    October 12, 2007 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  14. speedracer Cleveland, OH

    Once again, we have more mysterious pro-dynasty spin from CNN.

    CNN hasn't always been the Clinton News Network.

    http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/analysis/time/9612/02/pooley.html

    http://www.cnn.com/US/9601/first_lady/01-16/index.html

    How control over the "news" media has changed.

    October 12, 2007 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  15. PollM

    Gore has good intentions; he would truly be a good President. Not sure he would be received in his own backyard as well as he is received in the rest of the world.
    Do you believe is Gore too late to run against Hillary ----> http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=694

    .

    October 12, 2007 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  16. Grace, NY

    According to the AP Hillary now says she will speak with Iran with"no conditions" I thought that was naive?

    Does she believe in anything or simple whatever fits the audience she will say

    October 12, 2007 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  17. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    Gore making a dash to the fridge appears to be "unstoppable".

    Bring it on Shrilary, even the MSM will not be able to "explain" your lines like "Lobbyists speak for real Americans".

    See you in 2008, all the dirt on you, will make the best "mud".

    October 12, 2007 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  18. Cable King Pittsburgh PA

    It bemuses me that ideological whack jobs continue to rip on Gore with no substantive basis. They appear willing to sacrifice the health of the world to "pile-on" and stay in lockstep with their pathetic marching orders.

    Maybe, one of these repugnant whack jobs could enlighten us as to their accomplishments (or efforts)in making the world a better place?

    October 12, 2007 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  19. WRD

    I would rather vote for Emmett the clown. With due apoligies to Emmett

    October 12, 2007 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  20. spinstopper

    MoveOn.org billionaires supporting her.
    MediaMatters slime machine supporting her.
    CNN and other corrupt media supporting her.

    He's definitely right on the dem nomination. Sorry Obama, John and Bill, a bias media stops the truth doesn't it. Lets just hope that middle America is not so blind.

    October 12, 2007 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  21. Kim, Sacramento, CA

    Yes, Clinton is stoppable, very stoppable. I use to have a lot of respect for the lady – that respect was very much misdirected, it saddens me really. I so much want a woman in the White House – but, unfortuntely it is not this woman.

    The Democrats choice and sure bet to win the White House is Barack Obama and this scares the "politics as usual" crown but Obama will shake things up in Washington and they don't want that.

    Take OUR country back – Obama '08

    October 12, 2007 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  22. Truth Teller, Springfield VA

    Anyone who has actually met Al Gore and does not have a political agenda would not describe his as intelligent. In fact, he is functionally and socially illiterate without his handlers. When people talk of his internet prowess, they have obvisouly never had to boot up a computer for him becuase he could not figure it out. They have never opened an internet browser becuase he did not know what one was. They have never beeen called at 1030 at night to try to figure out how to navigate to a particular web site or open their e-mail. And yet the press portrays him as intelligent. Get real folks. If you actually saw this man in action off camera, you would never want him representing you in any capacity let alone President.

    October 12, 2007 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  23. Coach Haughton NH

    Congratulations AL!

    Clinton Unstoppable? C'mon you've already won a presidential election.

    October 12, 2007 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  24. Scott, Sugar Land Texas

    I think a Gore/ "MANBEARPIG" ticket would be unstoppable.

    October 12, 2007 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  25. William Paul, Atlanta, Georgia

    Those picking the Nobel winner make me wonder if the inmates are truly running their asylum! Where is the connection between preaching global warming and qualifying to be our President?

    October 12, 2007 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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