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. kingsley

    If its about campaign money then we will accept the endorsement. never too late for ther money.

    June 16, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. BETH,TX

    Glad you are sticking around a bit longer!!

    Obama 08 ~ Don't Hate !!

    June 16, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  3. Al gore for VP

    Yeah !!!! Together we can change this world for good !
    Yes.We.Can !

    June 16, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. Terry, NJ

    Gore should be the one running for President. Not the Koolaid man.
    McCain will suck the sugar right out of the Obamanation delusionals when Nobama loses in November. Sigh.. Wish the Dems would have picked a winner like Hillary instead of this sure to be loser in November.

    June 16, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. demwit

    Gore who!?

    June 16, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. Ed

    It's ironic that the victim of vote theft is endorsing the biggest vote thief.

    June 16, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. Jamaal Kansas

    That is a VP right there he would make a good VP again but hey why not Obama/ Gore 08 it is a TIME FOR CHANGE

    June 16, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  8. T.D.T. Supports Change!

    Question to all the post commenting "one loser supporting another loser":

    How is Obama a loser when he WON?

    Stupid comments from stupid people!!!

    June 16, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. Nicole in NE

    I have so much admiration for Al Gore. Think of how different America would be had he won?

    I can't believe the same FEAR propoganda that got Bush elected TWICE is why people will vote for John McCain. This country has gone to crap quick and we need a responsible leader to help us out of it!

    McCain votes against equal pay for women, and says women's rights should be overturned as far as Roe vs. Wade goes.

    McCain voted against the hurricane Katrina probe twice to see how it was handled.

    McCain voted against the new GI bill to take care of our soldiers retunring home.

    How can we even say this man fights for most Americans?

    Obama 08'

    June 16, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. Father Kindly

    Well, Al, we could have used your support a few months back but, I suppose, it's better late than never, even if it comes from somebody who would have put Joe Lieberman a heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States when that little toad really believes he is Deputy Prime Minister of Israel.

    June 16, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  11. Agnes

    DNC, when the voice of the people is ignored this is the result. It is really very simple, the issue is precisely that the voice of the people was ignored. How can we the people trust the democratic leadership when they wholesale railroad the peoples’ choice? Hillary is that choice, but the DNC took it away and awarded it to Barack. Just wat actual number of undecided votes went to Edwards and why were they arbitrarily given to Obama?
    The people are asking exactly how will he deal with the very serious issues facing the nation. We don't know and since he has little to no experience, there is no gage to determine how he will act. We do need change but we don't need change for the worse. Hillary is proven and trusted; Barack is an unknown. I for one want a history of action in order to make an informed decision. For me it is Hillary. It does not matter who endorses Obama; I found him lacking and still do.
    Give us a choice that is viable!

    June 16, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  12. Pls cnn --let this one through

    OBAMA won iowa without any endorsements just by talking to people and delievering his messag right –so he does not need anybody .

    June 16, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  13. fairandstraight

    Thanks for the endorsement Al, although it is long overdue.

    It's sad how people keep bringing Hillary up. This is just what she wanted. If we end up with another four years of George Bush's policies because of her, she will lose again the next time she runs.

    Obama 08

    June 16, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  14. Sammy

    The people care thats who. I'm sure FOX will spend some time on the story and play up why he waited. Yes its somewhat of a formality now. But it should be portrayed as one of those party unity things. Considering how things are, its better that he endorsed than not at all.

    June 16, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  15. fight the liberal media!

    Liberal elite millionaire sexist slime!

    Poor Hillary was robbed

    Vote McCain for Woman or Write in Clinton!

    June 16, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  16. Drew, Central FL

    @Brian Knoxville, TN

    Say it with us...Hello President Obama. LOL

    June 16, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  17. Farrell, Houston, Tx


    June 16, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  18. Kyle, MI ... former Democrat, now Independent

    Excellent .... now we can truely get the energy crisis taken care of but I am still looking for Hillary's role ... it ought to be big!

    June 16, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  19. WOW!!

    Well, well, well, Who else can he endorse, John McCain?? Too little, too late Al. This must have been a really difficult decision for you...Big deal...it took you long enough. Please don't endorse, then disappear like the last crop of endorsers.....Maybe you were promised the VP slot..

    By the way, thank you for respecting Hillary and Bill Clinton before you endorsed. They didn't get much respect during the primary campaign.

    My best to Tipper and the rest of the family and welcome aboard!!!

    June 16, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  20. WhoCares

    And ..........?????????? What is the big whooptidooooo about a democrat endorsing a democrat? The primaries are over. It makes no sense. And yes, my dog has also decided that it is endorsing Obama. I am just holding my breath and praying that my cat also does the same. Hopefully that will set an example for all the other democratic dogs and cats to follow suit. Like it matters. Report something meaningful CNN – wiil ya? And stop wasting public's time with this BS.

    June 16, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  21. john


    June 16, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  22. Carlos

    Where is Hillary ?

    June 16, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  23. Rudy NYC

    Big Al speaks.

    The Real Dream Ticket. (I'm not wishing for it, folks.)

    John McCain / Jeb Bush


    Barack Obama / Hillary Clinton

    June 16, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  24. martin

    hahahaha!brian from knoxville is a limp noodle,spewing same old rush limbaugh bs!hahahaha!

    June 16, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  25. TPas

    you welcome

    June 16, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
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