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

Gore won't serve in an Obama White House

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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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soundoff (144 Responses)
  1. Vivienne

    Barack needs to have free agents working outside the limits of government in order to help him too. Al Gore is more valuable to Barack as a free agent. All Barack has to do is find someone who believes that our "Climate" is in jeopardy... that would be a good first step. Then he needs to ascertain if that person is an expert, over achiever in their field. NO MORE losers running our govenment. I want to see motivated ambitious American ingenuity on display. I'm so tired of a party who want to be JOE THE PLUMBER!!!!


    November 13, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. Jeff

    Why does Gore have to be thought of as a cabinet-level position, why not ask him to head up the Environmental Protection Agency?

    November 13, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  3. Dave, Central Illinois

    Yeah, two egomaniacs in the same administration would be to much. Never enough BS artists though...

    November 13, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  4. Eric the hedge fund manager, Ann Arbor, MI

    Gee, what a disappointment (jokingly).

    Al Gore is a huge fake with his phony environalist game he's playing.

    Al, go away....far far away. You're a washed up hack.

    November 13, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  5. Randy, San Francisco

    Sounds like there are a lot of sore GOP losers out there. If Bush didn't steal the election 8 years ago, we wouldn't be in this financial mess with two wars.

    November 13, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  6. CanIcallyouJoe

    Oh well, nothing really lost.

    It would be inappropriate for a former vice-president to be in the close advisory council of another president. Al Gore does know his stuff about the climate crisis and our global energy joke, though.

    He would probably be fairly confused by the process of appointment into office though, since he was elected in with Clinton and was bought out by Bush in 2000.

    November 13, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. 2MuchTraffic

    I'd say he's got a taste for Hollywood folks since he's been bitten by the "star" bug.

    November 13, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. cephalus

    Now i know why we had gw for the last eight years,lack of education!
    Bird of a feather flock together,well i see the dunce,always like someone who is dunce like they are.Now i know why some of these comments are against our new president-elect.

    November 13, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  9. josh good

    I think Obama should hire someone with more respect. Rezko is environmentally concious. All those families in Chicago with no functioning electrical outlets saved alot of energy. Obama will make a wise choice I'm sure.

    November 13, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  10. Rick

    I guess there's always something to be thankful for and I'm extremely thankful that this bloated gasbag won't be rearing his head back in Washington.

    November 13, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  11. 3strikes

    all you nobama democraps were praising gore when he finally endorsed nobama, now he's saying he doesnt wanna be a part of that future failure of the obama/biden/clinton administration, you all turn your backs on him? i hope nobama slips and dont give you obamabots what you want, and then we'll see you guys turn on nobama as quick you did gore.

    November 13, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  12. EW

    WOW! First he invented the internet now he is the climate czar!

    November 13, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  13. Joe

    This guy is a POS.

    November 13, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  14. Rob K. Charlotte, NC

    Wow there are still a lot of sore losers around!

    It's particularly funny about PUMA supporters. You lost twice... ouch!

    November 13, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  15. Charm

    Why so many nasty comments about Gore? He's a brilliant man an was a great VP, unlike the numbskull who was running for VP with McCain.

    Gore will be able to do so much more for climate on the outside.

    November 13, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  16. Jesus H Christ

    this is because he can't rake in millions while working for the government. this guy is an opportunist and nothing more.

    November 13, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  17. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Personal to 3strikes:

    Just exactly how much are you being paid to post by the RNC? I've seen this exact post on three other sites, complete with the same typos, displaying the same "charm and wit" by you!!!

    November 13, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  18. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Persoanl to josh good:

    Care to post your thoughts om McCain and the Keating 5?

    I didn't think so, Rush wouldn't allow that, would he?!

    November 13, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  19. Darko

    There is not enough money to be made under Obama. Gore knows the cash is in the private sector.

    November 13, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  20. vern

    As muh as I respect Gore for his work on the environment.......Obama doesn't need him!!

    November 13, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  21. Soccer Nana

    janet, ohio: the only UNHAPPY person posting on this blog is obviously you. Get some joy in your life and learn to be happy.

    Stop desiring negative results; simply hope for the best instead!

    Have a great evening! xxooxx

    November 13, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  22. Ted

    Prepare for the PUMA idiots to mindlessly charge....

    November 13, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  23. Matt

    I'd like 3 Big Macs, 2 Large Fries, an apple pie and a medium Diet Coke please...and can I get the toy with that even though I'm not getting the Happy Meal? Thanks.

    November 13, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  24. Matt

    @ 3strikes

    Nobody's turning on Gore. I'd pat your pack and tell you "nice try" but it wasn't.

    November 13, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  25. Soccer Nana

    ooouuh, the same goes for you 3strikes! Learn to be H A P P Y!

    Why do you want this administration to fail? Were you this sore when our present administration did not live up to par? What gives?

    November 13, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
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