November 13th, 2008
01:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Gore won't serve in an Obama White House

Gore isn't heading back to the executive branch in an Obama administration.
Gore isn't heading back to the executive branch in an Obama administration.

(CNN) - Al Gore won't be serving in the Obama administration, his spokeswoman said Thursday.

The former vice president, winner of the Nobel prize for his environmental education efforts, had been considered a likely candidate for the post of "climate czar."

"Former Vice President Gore does not intend to seek or accept any formal position in government," Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider told the Washington Times. "He feels very strong right now that the best thing for him to do is to build support for the bold changes that we have to make to solve the climate crisis."


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  1. Peter (CA)

    Just foam at the mouth right wingers...

    Democrats still respect Al Gore. He has accomplished more good than most of your "leaders". The country would be so much better off if he had been President. Whine and cry all you want, but it is the failures of this administration that has put us where we are. So get over yourself 3strikes, your comments don't even have a kernel of truth in them.

    Bobby Kennedy for head of EPA.

    November 13, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  2. Thank goodness

    I voted for Gore, only because there was no way I wanted Bush for president.

    Gore was yesterday's news...move on!

    November 13, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  3. Alan

    I'm sorry to hear that Al Gore won't be part of the Obama administration. He's a good man, a smart man, and he should have been president 8 years ago. Lord knows he doesn't need any more abuse (just read some of the comments on this board), but the country sure could use his help.

    November 13, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  4. a brighter day

    that' ok al, just go hug some trees.

    November 13, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  5. Phoenix

    I don't blame him. Gore has accomplished so much more outside of the political arena.

    Oh, look, the right wingers are coming on here and copying their leaders by using the words communism and socialism incorrectly, AGAIN.

    Republican who will not return until the party cleanses itself of bigots.

    November 13, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  6. Carole

    That's PRESIDENT GORE!!!!!!

    November 13, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  7. Juan Grain

    So.

    November 13, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  8. Matt

    Good

    November 13, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  9. Joe Green

    PLEASE put Al Gore and Sarah Palin on a melting ice floe and then push them both out to Sea.

    We are DONE with these people! Add Edwards to the lot!

    November 13, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  10. Vet in Texas

    Hallelujah!

    November 13, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  11. Leza

    Okkkkkkkkkkkkk.............and.............

    November 13, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  12. Voter

    Gore should not consider any post below President of the United States.

    November 13, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  13. maynard hopkins wi

    AL GORE JUST DROP OUT OF SIGHT...I THOUGHT YOU WERE A LOT BVETTER THAN THAT. WHAT YOU DID. THERE IS NO FORGETTING OR EXCUSING YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID,,, THE SAME HOLDS TRUE FOR BILL CLINTON ANOTHER JACK –S

    November 13, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  14. DB25

    Too bad....Gore would be a great Secretary of the EPA or Interior or something, but I can see how he doesn't want to take a "step down" from the VP slot he once held.

    November 13, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  15. wycky

    Time for AL GORE to start walking the walk and stop talking the talk about climate change...here is an opportunity.

    November 13, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  16. VB in NC

    How much better would this nation have been but for a few votes in Florida, what a tragedy that Gore lost to Bush.

    November 13, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  17. mahasamatman

    I thought he'd be good for Energy Secretary or head of the EPA, but if he feels he can make more of a difference outside the government, more power to him. Hopefully he'll be able to clean up the mess created by Reagan and the pair of shrubs in whatever capacity he deems appropriate. Good luck, Al!

    November 13, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  18. The Grammar Czar

    N.S. of Huntsville says, "CNN GO ASK BUSH WHY WE ARE IN A 200 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT AND WHY THE TREASURY AND HIM ARE STILLING MY HARD EARNED MONEY."

    But if Dubya doesn't still your money, where am I supposed to get my twenty-dollar-bill infused vodka?

    November 13, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  19. Patti

    I would like to respond to all the Gore lovers. "The best President we never had"? How old are you. Gore has no leadership qualities little alone Presidential leadership qualities. The only reason he won an oscar that year is because yes his documentary was the best one that year. But that is not saying a whole hell of a lot though. As far as him making people more aware of the climate thing. The only reason we were all that interested to begin with is because of the gas prices at that time. I seriously doubt that Obama would ever call on "Duh" Gore, but if he did and Gore declined, that in itself says alot. Gore publicly endorsed Obama because he had to. I bet he did not vote for him. Remember he knows at least a little more than you ignorants about Politcis. I agree with 3strikes, in time you too will be "Nobama's" as Gore.

    November 13, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
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