Granite Stater asks Obama to join up with Gore
DOVER, New Hampshire (CNN) – Although it is usually not until after the primaries that nominees announce their running mates, one Granite stater hoped Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, might reveal his preference sooner.
A prospective voter asked Obama if he would consider former Vice President Al Gore as a running mate and even offered his own campaign slogan: “Obama and Gore experience and youth, Obama and Gore wisdom and truth.”
“He’s really thought this through,” Obama said with a smile. “He’s like my campaign manager here.”
Obama noted he had the “utmost respect” for the former vice president but that, after “having won the Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar, being vice president again would probably be a step down for him.”
“It might not be something he’s willing to do,” said Obama.
- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla