June 16th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Al Gore to endorse Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/11/art.gore0608.gi.jpg caption="Gore has not ruled out a future presidential run."] (CNN) - After remaining neutral throughout the Democratic primary season, former Vice President Al Gore is officially backing Barack Obama's presidential run, and will appear with him at a Michigan campaign event Monday night.

"A few hours from now I will step on stage in Detroit, Michigan to announce my support for Senator Barack Obama," said the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee in a fundraising e-mail sent to supporters Monday. "From now through Election Day, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure he is elected President of the United States."

Former presidential candidate John Edwards also announced his decision to endorse Obama at a rally in the crucial fall swing state.

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  1. Independent

    I had forgotten about that guy. But I guess it can't hurt.

    June 16, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. Edwin K C

    Al Gore

    From Africa, we like you with all our hearts

    Over Eighty percent still belive that Victory was robbed from you but look at what happened. Your choose to move on and you are now respected all over the world.

    Please agree to serve in President Obama's leadership and blessings will be upon you abundantly.

    Obama 08

    June 16, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Ilona

    A comment to Hillary supporters who are calling Al Gore a loser. Have you forgotten that Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000 and that that election was stolen due to Florida "recount"? You all were screaming that Hillary won the popular vote, so you should be calling her loser as well:)
    I just wish Al that you have supported Obama earlier. But better later that never.
    Let's unite democrats and win in November!

    June 16, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |


    Give it a rest in 4 years no one will care that Obama lost the election in 08'. People will hate the fact that McCain/Replicans are in office they will greet Hillary with open arms.

    The fact is we do not like Obama now or ever. I especially do not like is wife.

    Al Gore your endorsement is too late! Who care what you think anyway, coward! Why did you not endorse anyone before. Did you forget 2 weeks after Bill Clinton had his heart surgery he went out to stump for you in 2000? How easily people forget what the Clintons did.

    June 16, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  5. Doreen Johnson

    Too little...too late – and should have endorsed Hillary in the first place!

    June 16, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
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