June 16th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
13 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. Don in Florida

    I thought Edwards already endorsed Barack.

    June 16, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. Roofin Reality, Houston, Tx.

    It took long enough.
    Now, would you do the VP thing again?

    June 16, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  3. Mercedes

    correction on my comment

    It's better he waited until now or the Clinton supporters would have eatten him alive.

    June 16, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  4. SECOND THE MOTION

    One Loser supporting another...Hello ! Prez McCain

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  5. Denial

    Hooray!!!!!! .. although it's a little too late .. anyways .......

    but welcome aboard ...........

    and the neocon trolls pops up ............ 1,2,3 ........

    Brian from Knoxville, Still For Hill, fred, Chicosez, Amy etc .. (you know who you are)

    Democrats 08!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. Don in Florida

    Let's go Obama Nation. All the way to the White House. 'Ain't no stopping us now, we're on the move.'

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Stephy

    Gore! Seriously what took you so long???
    Welcome to the Club!

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  8. Kelby from Houston, TX

    Al Gore to give Obama his endorsement? In the words of President Bush, "BRING IT ON"

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    I think that seals it. 🙂

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  10. Brian Knoxville, TN

    You too, Al? Are there no leaders left over at the undemocratic Democratic Party? None who remember our principles of full democratic participation and fair reflection? None who will stand up to these weasels who sleazed off with power that they don't deserve? None?

    Well, fortunately, we decide who our leaders will be over at the true Democratic Party. We will be heard. And all the failed leaders will soon be returned to their place as citizens with no more power over the decisions our party makes than a vote on election day. Your days calling yourselves leaders are numbered.

    PUMA DEMOCRAT

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  11. Scott, Wichita

    Al Gore may be one of the worst people Obama could have supporting him. he's an environmentalist nutcase, who cracked after he LOST to W' in 2000

    He's a creature of the past, still trying to press a point that we all realized years ago

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  12. James - Indiana

    Not much of a surprise ... a former Democrat presidential candidate is backing the current one. It would be far more newsworthy if Gore refused to endorse Obama.

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  13. Xavier, Saint Louis, MO

    Great! Hey, he'll make a great VP also.

    In the words of one of our greatest Presidents, "YES WE CAN!"

    Obamanation '08

    June 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. Miguel

    Obama 08!

    June 16, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. JIM...TX

    These super super delagates are spineless! Instead of sitting on the fence all these months they should have jumped off on one side or the other a long time ago. Their endorsments now are more self serving than anything else.

    June 16, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  16. Julie

    We love you, Al. Thanks

    June 16, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  17. Jay

    Excellent. America really dropped the ball by not electing Gore. Nice to see this kind of support.

    June 16, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  18. Bup

    What's McCain's plan for winning Michigan again?

    June 16, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  19. martin

    he reminds me of clark kent/superman.not as fast ,though.

    June 16, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  20. SECOND THE MOTION

    One Loser supporting another...Hello ! Prez McCain I say it again and again

    June 16, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  21. K from the United Kingdom

    lol this election is over

    June 16, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  22. Louis

    No, John..the real loser is our current president. Remember, John, Al has the nobel peace prize....research it, it is a high honor.

    June 16, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  23. PRESIDENT AL GORE WE LOVE YOU!

    THE REAL PRESIDENT, THE ONE WHO WON!

    I AM A LITTLE STARTLED THAT HE DID'NT INDORSE HILLARY, CONSIDERING SHE WON ALL THE BLUE AND SWING STATES!

    HILLARY WAS ARE ONLY HOPE!

    June 16, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  24. John from LA

    Too bad!!-I still have respect for Gore-when it comes to his causes-but to back this novice-well let's just say-BO is trying to convince people that he can handle the job-sad day!

    June 16, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  25. Jeff, AL

    Notice the event is in MI. Good strategy considering Obama probably alienated a lot of MI voters when he stood in the way of allowing their votes to count in the primary.

    June 16, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
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