November 2nd, 2007
11:20 AM ET
7 years ago

Draft Gore group hits television

Supporters of Al Gore are making their latest push on television.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A national grassroots organization seeking to draft Al Gore to run for president is making its latest appeal on television, launching a thirty-second ad Friday that urges supporters to make a last-ditch effort to convince the former vice president to throw his hat into the White House race.

"Imagine what tomorrow can be," the DraftGore.com ad's narrator says. "Imagine a renewed world, an end to the war in Iraq, imagine Al Gore as president - Call him. Write him. Seize the moment."

The ad also notes Gore opposed the war in Iraq in 2002 and won a Nobel Peace Prize last month for his efforts to bring attention to the issue of global warming.

The spot is set to air for three days on the New Hampshire station WMUR as well as CNN nationally. The ad has to convince Gore quickly however, at least if he wants to compete in the Granite State - New Hampshire's deadline to get on the presidential ballot is Friday.

The television push comes roughly a month after the organization took out a full page ad in the New York Times with an open appeal to the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee.

"You say you have fallen out of love with politics, and you have every reason to feel that way," the open letter to Gore stated. "But we know you have not fallen out of love with your country. And your country needs you now — as do your party and the planet you are fighting so hard to save."

Gore has repeatedly said he has no plans to run for president again.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


Filed under: Al Gore
soundoff (114 Responses)
  1. Paul, Benoni, South Africa

    Gore is putting attention on future problems, hiding now problems of millions killed in Genocide and abortions at the hands of his buddies Thabo Mbeki and Fidel Castro

    November 2, 2007 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  2. Karen,ny

    I feel that Al Gore would fit much better into a government office that pertains to the environment. That is more his field of expertise.

    November 2, 2007 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  3. Ronnie Knoxville TN

    Al Gore flies in a private jet for most appearances. He owns more than one residence, and the main one is an energy – consuming monster mansion (just the same as Edwards). Al Gore owns the company that sells carbon offsets; another fancy way off saying rich elitist liberals (especially his Hollywood 'friends') can "buy" their way out of the guilt of using massive amts of energy, just as Al does.

    November 2, 2007 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  4. xtina chicago IL

    The thing about AL GORE to me is that no one can say for certain that his global warming claims are irrefutable. Science can progress and many theories are proven wrong later. So to say the book is closed on man changing the climate is just plain wrong. Also, Al will not debate live on TV against those who oppose his claims. Why is that?

    November 2, 2007 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  5. A F , Friendswood Tx

    What do people mean by

    "Al Gore is the only person to get us out of this mess"?

    Iraq? He doesn't have military expertise. What would he bring to the table?

    Environmental cleanup? He uses more energy than a small town.

    November 2, 2007 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  6. Brian, Orlando, Florida

    War, Torture, murder, rape, corruption, high deficits, middle class paying most of the taxes, Lies, less freedom. These are a few of Republicans favorite things!

    November 2, 2007 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  7. Bush08, la, cal

    Thank God Gore wasn't able to steal the election from Bush in 2000. Eight years of Gore would have been a disaster.

    November 3, 2007 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  8. MRS. WRIGHT

    AL GORE GOT GEORGE BUSH ELECTED TWICE.... AL GORE IS A ....

    November 3, 2007 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  9. MRS WRIGHT

    AL GORE IS NOOOOOOT A WINNER! FACT! LOST TO BUSH..FACT! WEIGHS MAYBE 300 POUNDS BUT DOES NOT WWF! FACT! ONCEMORE HIS SON IS GOING TO JAIL IF AL GORE (LAWYERS) CAN NOT WIN! FACT! GEORGE BUSH LOVED GOING UP AGAINST AL LOL GORE ...FACT!

    November 3, 2007 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  10. AL

    CLEARLY "AL 400 LBS GORE" LOST TO GEORGE BUSH! HE LOST HIS OWN STATE...HE KISSES LIKE .... LOL U KNOW WHAT. HIS SON LIKES TO U KNOW BAD BOY! HE GEORGE BUSH A TEXAS OILMAN SAYS THANKS AL FOR $100 OIL. FACT! AL WAS NEVER GOING TO WIN AGAINST ANYONE EVEN HOMER SIMPSON! FACT!

    November 3, 2007 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  11. colony14 author, Mt Prospect, Illinois

    Gore is as big a joke as his carbon offsets, which are nothing more than a way to trick people into giving them cash.

    Apparently it is okay for me to throw trash out the window of my car as long as I "offset" the action by doing something positive somewhere else. What nonsense. Instead of buying a chic new hybrid car, why don't you just keep the same car you have now for 20 years – thus saving the energy consumed by manufacturing new cars!

    November 3, 2007 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  12. Anonymous, VA

    Brian of Orlando, Florida. Get a grip! What nonsense.

    November 4, 2007 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  13. Anonymous

    Thank God Al Gore is not running.
    Fat Pig..............

    November 4, 2007 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  14. mac

    There are numerous videos of Al Gore criticizing the first President Bush for being soft on terrorists and particularly Saddam Hussein.

    "Gore acknowledged that Saddam Hussein was a ruthless and brutal dictator, that Iraq was a "nation with a record of terrorism," and that the CIA, the Defense Department, the State Department, the Justice Department, the Energy Department, the Commerce Department and "other agencies throughout the government" notified Bush 41's people that Iraq was "clandestinely procuring nuclear weapons technology through a global network of front companies."

    Then Clinton-Gore was elected and we had Khobar Towers, the first World Trade Center, etc., etc.

    Al Gore will never be elected President, or anything else.

    November 5, 2007 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
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