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Gore rules out presidential bid
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Source: BBC News

Former US Vice-President Al Gore has ruled out a late entry into the 2008 presidential race.

In an interview with Norwegian broadcaster NRK, he said he would not run for the White House again.

Mr Gore told NRK he wanted to focus on his climate change campaigning, which won him a Nobel Peace Prize last week.

The beaten Democratic candidate in the 2000 election, he had repeatedly said he had no interest in a fresh bid for the White House.

Mr Gore told NRK it was a "great honour" to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his climate campaigning.

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  -Gore rules out presidential bid ariesgem  Oct-17-07 03:34 AM   #0 
  - And all across the world...  krispos42   Oct-17-07 03:41 AM   #1 
  - I'm one of them.  PurpleChez   Oct-17-07 06:58 AM   #28 
     - SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!  lame54   Oct-17-07 08:04 AM   #54 
     - And not to let CNN tell you that you are not running for president  Sufficient Voice   Oct-17-07 09:40 AM   #92 
  - Okay, Senator Edwards.  Mojambo   Oct-17-07 03:45 AM   #2 
  - My thoughts exactly.  usregimechange   Oct-17-07 07:40 AM   #38 
  - What makes Edwards more qualified than the rest?  Truth Hurts A Lot   Oct-17-07 10:24 AM   #102 
  - for one thing, his health care plan actually makes sense  librechik   Oct-17-07 10:50 AM   #108 
  - He is the only 1 of the 4 who had the pres. election stolen from him that is in a position to avenge  zonkers   Oct-17-07 01:47 PM   #114 
  - I don't know if he's more qualified than the rest  Mojambo   Oct-17-07 01:55 PM   # 
  - he's the only one who's talking economic populism  Adenoid_Hynkel   Oct-17-07 04:35 PM   #124 
     - Al, just give us the sherman statement if you're not running  Adenoid_Hynkel   Oct-17-07 04:37 PM   #125 
  - Victory or defeat, there all the way!  knight_of_the_star   Oct-17-07 04:39 PM   #126 
  - Blah blah blah  JTFrog   Oct-17-07 03:47 AM   #3 
  - This isn't a non-statement  still_one   Oct-17-07 04:23 AM   #8 
  - This is not a shermanesque statment as he made  JTFrog   Oct-17-07 04:34 AM   #10 
  - Please Explain the Reference: Who Is Sherman and What Did He Say?  Demeter   Oct-17-07 04:52 AM   #11 
  - "Sherman(esque) statement"  JTFrog   Oct-17-07 04:56 AM   #12 
  - Ah! Thank You So Much! I Had Heard the Statement, Didn't Know Who Said It!  Demeter   Oct-17-07 05:31 AM   #13 
  - A nice way of saying "Not only no, but FUCK no!!!"  MADem   Oct-17-07 08:02 AM   #52 
  - Sherman Pledge not to run  Dr Ron   Oct-17-07 05:40 AM   #15 
  - I will continue to hope as well  hang a left   Oct-17-07 09:02 AM   #80 
  - That's NOT a flat no, is it? I don't have plans to go on the Letterman show next week,  MADem   Oct-17-07 08:00 AM   #47 
  - Good God give it a rest. He ISN'T running for president.  Ninja Jordan   Oct-17-07 07:51 AM   #43 
     - No.  JTFrog   Oct-17-07 08:08 AM   #57 
     - Not until we find a candidate that's better than Gore  derby378   Oct-17-07 08:23 AM   #63 
     - What does that mean?  DaveT   Oct-17-07 09:36 AM   #90 
        - Announce a month and a half before the first primary?  Ninja Jordan   Oct-17-07 10:44 AM   #106 
           - I take it your a fan of the 600 day campaign season.  JTFrog   Oct-17-07 01:50 PM   #115 
  - BBC News is as bad as CNN  Robbien   Oct-17-07 03:49 AM   #4 
  - The cheated candidate  LiberalEsto   Oct-17-07 06:48 AM   #25 
     - they should give him the Presidency back without an election  bambino   Oct-17-07 08:22 AM   #62 
  - Still waiting for a Sherman statement--this isn't it...nt  DemGa   Oct-17-07 03:51 AM   #5 
  - the agony and the ecstasy -- at least that's over.  xchrom   Oct-17-07 04:04 AM   #6 
  - Misleading BBC headline  ahyums   Oct-17-07 04:14 AM   #7 
  - Beaten? LOL...  dubyadubya3   Oct-17-07 04:28 AM   #9 
  - The 'beaten' remark jumped out at me too.  acmavm   Oct-17-07 06:05 AM   #19 
  - Sorry, but I'm not buying this. Disinfo at it's worst. nt  TheGoldenRule   Oct-17-07 05:36 AM   #14 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-17-07 08:02 AM   #51 
  - Misleading. Not definitive.  rosesaylavee   Oct-17-07 05:42 AM   #16 
  - From Reuters  groovedaddy   Oct-17-07 05:52 AM   #17 
  - The title of the BBC article is misleading...? That's my read... (n/t)  IndyOp   Oct-17-07 08:35 AM   #68 
     - Exactly  Sufficient Voice   Oct-17-07 09:38 AM   #91 
  - good. He is making an impact in his enviromental work.  rodeodance   Oct-17-07 05:57 AM   #18 
  - damn!  barbtries   Oct-17-07 06:10 AM   #20 
  - Well, a large number of us hoped for him to join  Stuckinthebush   Oct-17-07 06:24 AM   #21 
  - So we should stop looking dumb begging him to do something he won't do  UGADUer   Oct-17-07 06:27 AM   #22 
  - This is as Shermanesque as it gets.  robcon   Oct-17-07 06:41 AM   #23 
  - I disagree. THIS statement from Al Gore is "Shermanesque":  NYCGirl   Oct-17-07 10:55 AM   #109 
  - Yeah, and in that same transcript he flustered Larry King for not...  joshcryer   Oct-17-07 12:02 PM   #111 
  - What about LBJ? n/t  Stand and Fight   Oct-17-07 04:28 PM   #122 
  - You think the Gore swooners will believe this?  Zandor   Oct-17-07 06:45 AM   #24 
  - I wonder who it is behind the scenes that told Mr. Gore he won't be running next year?  Islander Expat   Oct-17-07 06:52 AM   #26 
  - It seems to me everytime he wants to talk about climate change,  mmonk   Oct-17-07 06:56 AM   #27 
  - Many here and in Europe were accusing him of using "climate change"  eowyn_of_rohan   Oct-17-07 08:04 AM   #53 
  - Seems an unlikely way  dancingAlone   Oct-17-07 07:02 AM   #29 
  - Actually, who can blame him? He'd be nuts to give up his life  Vinca   Oct-17-07 07:02 AM   #30 
  - Yep - Oscar & Nobel prize vs dealing with Iraq, the world hating us.  ehrnst   Oct-17-07 08:00 AM   #48 
  - I agree 100%  Window   Oct-17-07 09:58 AM   #97 
  - No surprise there.  Dulcinea   Oct-17-07 10:58 AM   #110 
  - If the future is in the global markets, if the corporations are going global,  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-17-07 07:07 AM   #31 
  - I do not expect that Gore will enter the race for 2008.  Apollo11   Oct-17-07 07:09 AM   #32 
  - Here is what we know about Al Gore's plans over the coming months ...  Apollo11   Oct-17-07 07:11 AM   #33 
     - So how many of those deadlines have to pass...  nxylas   Oct-17-07 09:14 AM   #83 
  - AP -- The actual headline is "Gore Says Still No Plans to Run"  understandinglife   Oct-17-07 07:15 AM   #34 
  - You're welcome. That NRK item is the same ol', same old non-statement.  understandinglife   Oct-17-07 07:55 AM   #46 
     - yes..thank you UL..Still No Plans is not a sherman statement!!  flyarm   Oct-17-07 08:14 AM   #60 
        - I'm with you, flyarm.  emmadoggy   Oct-17-07 08:30 AM   #66 
  - Aren't the rules, lock thread if not corrected?  joshcryer   Oct-17-07 02:35 PM   #118 
  - Are YOU happy, Maureen Dowd?????  Joe Bacon   Oct-17-07 07:19 AM   #35 
  - Can we all just Move On?  PDittie   Oct-17-07 07:33 AM   #36 
  - amen  zippy890   Oct-17-07 07:43 AM   #40 
  - And a couple that simply turn your stomach BECAUSE they put the (D)  Horse with no Name   Oct-17-07 08:23 AM   #64 
  - Yes, I can pick someone now  tavalon   Oct-17-07 07:46 AM   #41 
  - "I have no plans" is no different from any other statement he's made in the past.  MADem   Oct-17-07 08:04 AM   #55 
     - C'mon, MADem, that was before Al won the Nobel Peace prize.  Major Hogwash   Oct-17-07 10:37 AM   #103 
        - It gives him added gravitas, and makes it harder for anyone to hit him on  MADem   Oct-17-07 12:04 PM   #112 
  - who is stopping you??..not me...but you will not stop me from wanting the best person for the job  flyarm   Oct-17-07 08:44 AM   #73 
  - Al needs to address us directly then  info being   Oct-17-07 10:14 AM   #99 
  - Too bad, but can you blame him? ..........  marmar   Oct-17-07 07:34 AM   #37 
  - I do believe that he'd accept a draft, however . . .  OneBlueSky   Oct-17-07 07:42 AM   #39 
  - So what does this really mean?  Botany   Oct-17-07 07:49 AM   #42 
  - Misleading headlines do not change reality.  mod mom   Oct-17-07 07:54 AM   #45 
  - It means nothing. He's said the exact same thing before. No "PLANS"  MADem   Oct-17-07 08:07 AM   #56 
  - Can you elaborate?  Andrea   Oct-17-07 08:20 AM   #61 
  - hey Botany..get over here with those thin mints..  flyarm   Oct-17-07 08:24 AM   #65 
  - This should NOT be on DU's front page  TheDoorbellRang   Oct-17-07 08:01 AM   #49 
  - I concur, plus, it's BS. It's the same non-statement he's always made. No PLANS. nt  MADem   Oct-17-07 08:08 AM   #58 
  - Oh crap! eom  PhDmom   Oct-17-07 08:01 AM   #50 
  - This is no different than what he's been saying.  Uncle Joe   Oct-17-07 08:09 AM   #59 
  - OP TITLE WRONG! AP -- The actual headline is "Gore Says Still No Plans to Run"  flyarm   Oct-17-07 08:33 AM   #67 
  - Fly your link doesn't work & the OP title *does* match the BBC article title...  IndyOp   Oct-17-07 08:37 AM   #70 
  - thanks fixed!!! eom  flyarm   Oct-17-07 08:48 AM   #76 
  - What??  kenfrequed   Oct-17-07 10:13 AM   #98 
  - AMEN - This is just Al's standard statement on the question....  Junkdrawer   Oct-17-07 08:38 AM   #71 
     - "The only thing definitive here is the BBC's spin."  redqueen   Oct-17-07 10:16 AM   #100 
  - No quote. No good. I'll believe it when I read/hear a quote from Al. (n/t)  IndyOp   Oct-17-07 08:36 AM   #69 
  - He's only pursuing his passion  fortyfeetunder   Oct-17-07 08:43 AM   #72 
  - Quote: "I don't have PLANS to be a candidate again...". Jeezus, what a ridiculous headline!  Gidney N Cloyd   Oct-17-07 08:45 AM   #74 
  - Edwards then  debbierlus   Oct-17-07 08:47 AM   #75 
  - Great.  Zavulon   Oct-17-07 08:53 AM   #77 
  - I note two things:  Jackpine Radical   Oct-17-07 08:54 AM   #78 
  - hmmmf.  lonestarnot   Oct-17-07 08:56 AM   #79 
  - Gore is a good man and he would have gotten my vote if he had decided to run.  William769   Oct-17-07 09:03 AM   #81 
  - Gore is a good man and he will get my vote if his plans change! n/t  eowyn_of_rohan   Oct-17-07 09:27 AM   #88 
  - Just my 2 cents...  citizen_jane   Oct-17-07 09:04 AM   #82 
  - He's not running... Get over it.  DWilliamsamh   Oct-17-07 09:16 AM   #84 
  - Told ya so (n/t)  Triana   Oct-17-07 09:22 AM   #85 
  - Everyone wants to read something into his words. I think it's pretty clear he won't run.  Seabiscuit   Oct-17-07 09:25 AM   #86 
  - Get this off the front page DU!  Nightjock   Oct-17-07 09:27 AM   #87 
  - It's funny reading the comments and noting who hasn't read  redqueen   Oct-17-07 09:34 AM   #89 
  - So, when do you think he will announce his candidacy?  Deep13   Oct-17-07 09:42 AM   #93 
  - I just got an e-mail from one of our state Draft Gore leaders  SharonRB   Oct-17-07 09:42 AM   #94 
  - Very misleading titled thread also....  Catchawave   Oct-17-07 09:55 AM   #96 
     - Exactly!  SharonRB   Oct-17-07 10:43 AM   #104 
  - disappointed, but not surprised...  va4wilderness   Oct-17-07 09:51 AM   #95 
  - Celebrities who are under  disndat   Oct-17-07 10:20 AM   #101 
  - This is not a new story  JackORoses   Oct-17-07 10:43 AM   #105 
  - The world sighs in dissapointment.  sakabatou   Oct-17-07 10:45 AM   #107 
  - Let the weeping begin.  ryanmuegge   Oct-17-07 12:12 PM   #113 
  - What?!? That's fucking bullshit. Come ON, AL!! RUN!  Xenotime   Oct-17-07 01:55 PM   #116 
  - The title of the O.P. is a lie,  Uncle Joe   Oct-17-07 02:04 PM   #117 
     - Yes, there is nothing different than what he has been saying.  robcon   Oct-17-07 03:05 PM   #120 
  - Too bad, but hardly unexpected.  Vidar   Oct-17-07 02:55 PM   #119 
  - Here's a blog entry I did on these misleading headlines  Admiral Loinpresser   Oct-17-07 03:48 PM   #121 
  - Fuck!  Megahurtz   Oct-17-07 04:35 PM   #123 
  - These are the same words he's said all along. "No plans..."  mzmolly   Oct-17-07 07:11 PM   #127 
  - But he wasn't beaten. He won the Presidency. n/t  AllyCat   Oct-17-07 09:42 PM   #128 
  - hopefully he isn't giving up on politics..  flaminbats   Oct-17-07 09:48 PM   #129 
  - WE'VE BEEN HAD! GORE DIDN'T SAY THAT!  AndyTiedye   Oct-17-07 09:57 PM   #130 
  - Gore is The ONLY One Who Can Get His Message Out Without the "News" Media  AndyTiedye   Oct-17-07 10:03 PM   #131 
  - sh-t. say it ain't so. nt  snot   Oct-18-07 12:56 AM   #132 

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