April 3rd, 2008
06:50 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama wants Gore on his team

 Obama said Wednesday he wants Gore for his administration.

Obama said Wednesday he wants Gore for his administration.

(CNN) - Al Gore has a spot in a potential Barack Obama administration, the Illinois senator said Wednesday.

Asked at a campaign event if he'd consider Gore for his cabinet, Obama immediately said he would.

" I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this [climate change] problem," Obama said.

Obama also said he talks with the former vice president on a "regular basis," and often consults with him on climate change issues.

Could Gore serve alongside Bill Clinton in an Obama administration? Last November, the Illinois senator said he'd offer the former president a job "in a second."

"There are few more talented people [than Clinton]," Obama said then.

- CNN's Alex Mooney and Chris Welch

Filed under: Al Gore • Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (307 Responses)
  1. Jeff

    Message to Vigo. Don't all people running for office do the same thing? Sometimes the comments to these postings clearly show how uneducated the responders are. What is Obama supposed to do? Surround himself with the dumbest people? I suppose you'd then vote for him? People, come on!!! Al Gore happens to be a politician who's been involved with climate change issues for years now. The guy won an Oscar award for crying out loud. (Although, he wasn't my choice for the Oscar).

    So Vig, what better choice is there on that particular issue? If this is how most citizens are making their decisions on whom to elect, God help us.

    April 2, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. PolySci

    Since Global Warming isn't viable, we now have climate change as another way to reach into taxpayers pockets. Obama look up the facts and the costs that would produce no measurable impact

    April 2, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. strong

    Obama has been saying from the get-go that he is all about change.

    So why would he want an over-the-hill, aging and stagnated cracker like Gore?

    Get someone fresh and new. Gore is old school.

    April 2, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  4. dd from Texas

    The negative responses on this blog only confirms how people are so hatefilled in this country.

    Try praying to God and asking him to remove your mean spirit!!!
    How pathetic?

    April 2, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  5. Mike

    All you Obama bashers:

    Try reading the article before commenting. It helps.

    Obama '08!

    April 2, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  6. Question

    The experience thing is killing me! How does one gain experience to become President? Is there a course you take? Or maybe a book you read? Truth is there is nothing you can do to prepare for the Presidency; I think 9/11 proved that. Also, look at what the experienced people have done to this country! I say we give the new person a crack at the job!

    April 2, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  7. Sistah

    Peter Paul vs Hillary....

    Why isn't this civil case, getting any press? HRC, Bill and little HRC are scheduled to go to court in November. Maybe she's thinking....

    If I become the President, I can't be charged.....hmmm.....

    Everyone needs to go to YouTube and type in "Paul vs Hillary" – it's a full-length video, with at least 13-16 clips.

    Now that's some SCARY stuff!

    April 2, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
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