November 21st, 2008
09:28 AM ET
10 years ago

Gore gushes over election results


Watch Al Gore talk about President-elect Barack Obama's victory.

(CNN)—Former Vice President Al Gore was fired up over the election of Sen. Barack Obama in one of his first post-election interviews.

“I can barely contain my excitement about this election,” Gore told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “Regardless of the differences over issues and politics this was a water shed election that really just gave every American a feeling of great pride in our nation’s ability to transcend our past, and redeem the revolutionary promise of our Declaration of Independence: that every human being is created equal, and it’s electrifying seeing that declaration.”

Despite the Republican’s loss, Gore also said he saw many of them express a sense of pride on election night.

Be sure to catch the full interview on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS, Sunday at 1 p.m. E.T on CNN.

Filed under: Al Gore • Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (75 Responses)
  1. Linda pa

    All this back and forth is insane. There are very serious things going on right now. With the loss of so many jobs and the stocks in the tanks. don't you think it is time to stop being so negative. What is wrong with you people? Last time I looked we all live in the same country and now is the time to reunite.

    November 21, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  2. karen-phoenix

    I try to watch feered every week!!! It proves what a global, technological world we have become in the 21st century and Obama is at the top of the list and world knows this. Intellegence will finnally rain in the US which has been dead for the last 8 years!!! Gore knows this and soooo proud the American people are finnally getting educated and intellegent!!

    November 21, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  3. Dave

    To Paul, name one thing that Obama accomplished in his 143 days as a senator. You will find it is NOTHING !

    November 21, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  4. j. williams

    Bi-polar Gore, a danger to the health of America with his convenient lies.

    November 21, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  5. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Chris from San Antonio, what a bipartisan thought. Thanks for helping to bring America together.

    November 21, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  6. Michael -Ventura,CA

    Al Gore is a great American and his words, once again, ring true!

    November 21, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  7. Scott Tucson

    The one thing that will CHANGE is how the Obama fans feels about him. It's already starting since many are asking where's the change??

    November 21, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  8. Texas Lady

    Why am I NOT shocked?

    Now that Gore is all excited, I'm sure he'll lobby to the new PE that we don't need cars any more or oil or gas or anything that would increase greenhouse gas.

    Oh, wait? That's right – his house is a huge energy hog.

    And for the record, I don't dislike Obama – I dislike the far left extreme Democratic party which will try to usher in the their idea of the new world order.

    November 21, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  9. Cho Wanki D from from Cameroon

    Gore is absolutely right to return to that declaration of independence statement . This election was about humanity and not America and Americans showed themselves indisputably as the most powerful nation of the world in all dimensions by not making any mistake. Obama will ably defend that other side and prove all skeptists and pessimists wrong . This is a great man with a great agenda opting for great men without any complex to support him so as to set unparalleled standards for future American presidents.

    November 21, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. Lyle

    Mr. Gore is obviously proud of this country for electing a non-white candidate as president. While Mr. Gore is free to bask in his race-based pride, race should not have been and should never be an issue in any election. America should not be concerned with Mr. Obama’s or any candidate’s race, but rather their qualifications for office. It remains to be seen whether or not Mr. Obama’s very thin resume and lack of qualifications will be good or bad for this nation.

    November 21, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  11. Independent

    To: Adam

    Have you see an inconvenient truth? It documents his flying around, on commercial flights. You should look into facts before repeating lies you probably hear from people like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity.

    November 21, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  12. Helene

    For Dave who thinks that Obama achieved nothing : Are you talking about Bush ? 8 years of doing WHAT EXACTLY ?

    November 21, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  13. Aisha

    Well said! I too can not keep still from the excitement growing everyday that I learn about a new appointee chosen from the cream of the crop by the Cream of the Crop in Cheif! I'm going to enjoy the retail environment, thanks to the lame duck, and get out my streamers for January 20th. It's the best New Year's Resolution this country could have hoped for!!!

    November 21, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  14. Jon would be nice if you could blame florida for al gore losing but remember this....

    If Al Gore could have only won the state he represented in Congress for all those years...Tennessee....then guess what....Florida would have been irrelevant.

    If your own people won't elect you...then guess what Mr. always have been....and you always will be IRRELEVANT to this country.

    November 21, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. mary, colorado springs

    I'm glad to see Gore back in the limelight again. He is an intelligent man, so I hope President Obama will find a place for him in his administration.

    November 21, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  16. vic

    I'm gushing, too!
    Al Gore knows what it's like to be cheated out of an election, and he knows just how crooked the republicans are when it comes to being dishonest during the election process.
    I think he, like many others, were holding our breath that Obama would win in a landslide so the recounts wouldn't go on forever and the republicans wouldn't have a chance to screw with the results.

    November 21, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. Jenny

    Adam - Why the insults? There is absolutley no reason for you to say such things, unless of course this is the only way you can make yourself seem like a big man.

    November 21, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  18. Jim

    Anybody who wonders why Gore is "gushing with enthusiasm" over the Democratic victory doesn't realize that Gore's real agenda is to force unneeded environmental laws on this country that will bankrupt businesses and give Gore millions in profits through his strategic positions in "environmental friendly" firms and initiatives. Just watch millions government grants flow his way to study everything from cow gas up now that the liberals are in the driver's seat!. And watch the contracts go to firms Gore has an interest in while WE PAY for it! Maybe they should study Gore's hot air instead!!!

    November 21, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. No Hillary = No Obama

    Is there any Democratic not "fired-up" about the Tin Man?

    November 21, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  20. Jay

    President-elect...anyone out there remember what that means? The man has done nothing to help the country yet. Let's stop fawning, drooling, and tripping over each other to laud the accomplishments of one who has done nothing save get elected President over a horribly managed Republican campaign.

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  21. AJ

    Gore is irrelevant. People listened to him before he came out and endorsed Obama. Though I am not unhappy with the outcome of the election and have high hopes for Obama, I think that Gore cheapened his message by reinserting himself into partisan politics. His obvious hatred for the Clintons only made him appear to be a pouting child who was “getting even.”

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  22. Kay

    If he was so excited about Obama, then why didn't he endorse him early, when Obama was embattled with Hillary?

    Gore hung back to see who would win the primary, THEN endorsed Obama.

    Hypocrite and opportunist.

    -Obama/Biden 08

    November 21, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  23. mike

    hey independent....

    it isn't Sean Hannity that is lying....when you see the video isn't a lie.

    November 21, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  24. N. S. Huntsville, Al



    November 21, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  25. Jon

    Hey PaulinTX....

    I am trying to answer your question as to what Obama has failed at....but 12 times now CNN has "moderated"....errrr censored my post. So it isn't that I don't have answers, but because I use facts that don't portray your dear old barry rising from the seas I get "moderated"

    Just like during the election....jeeez you would have thought cnn would have stopped this by won cnn!

    November 21, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
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