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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 12:39 PM
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Statement from DraftGore.com on speculation articles (thanks Satbod Elder!)
http://www.draftgore.com/newsroom_details.asp?id=988

Rumors Galore: What to Believe? - 4/3/2008

Rumors Are Flying: A Statement from Draft Gore
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April 3 Over the past few days a number of speculative articles and rumors have made news that put forth varying scenarios involving former Vice President Al Gore. Some came from the media, others even involved statements from a presidential candidate. Many of you wrote us and asked what to believe.

In our opinion, that's all these rumors are: speculation. None of them came from Vice President Gore or sources close to him, and most run contrary to what he has stated publicly and repeatedly.

We've read that Vice President Gore is considering an endorsement of one candidate or another ... that he may act as broker between Clinton and Obama that he may be asked to serve in a new administration in 2009 ... that he's favoring one candidate or another because of private phone conversations or even that he's being considered for the #2 spot on an Obama ticket.

Nothing remotely close to any of these scenarios has come from Al Gore himself. In fact, he has stated the exact opposite at various times, including in an interview on 60 Minutes just last Sunday.

Mr. Gore is on record as having stated the following:

He does not intend to endorse either of the Democratic candidates anytime soon.

He is not interested in a cabinet position in a future administration.

He has not permanently closed the door to seeking public office, but the only office he would consider again would be the presidency.

He does not plan to act as broker at the convention.

He is in contact with both Democratic presidential contenders and has expressed no preference for one or the other.

We find all speculation that runs contrary to his stated positions interesting, but would never consider it a harbinger of Al Gore's plans.

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rodbailey Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 12:51 PM
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1. Now if only
draftgore.com would do something to help move things forward. I sort of understand why they don't want to get too active at this point (as we aren't on the Yahoo site), but they could start organizing folks (behind the scenes, although since I'm not in their inner circle, maybe they are) so they would be ready to mount a major effort once it appears that the convention will be deadlocked. In the meantime, if you're not already in the Yahoo group, come on over. Just hit the link in either my or Andrea's signature line.
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Andrea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 02:06 PM
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2. At least all their bullet points
are completely in line with our theory of how this could happen if it does happen. Reading between the lines, I think they know that this is a real possibility, even though they know no more than we do about whether it will happen.

BTW, if anyone wants to add the signature line that Rod and I have, just go to the thread "Our Yahoo Group" in this forum. The code is posted there.
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