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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 04:24 PM
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Gore congratulates Obama, but wants no role in possible administration
By BILL THEOBALD Gannett News Service June 4, 2008

WASHINGTON -- Al Gore called Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois on Tuesday to congratulate him on earning the Democratic nomination for president.
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But the former vice president does not want any position in a possible Obama administration, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Kalee Kreider said in written responses to questions that Gore has not even determined when he will announce his endorsement.

Despite the increased prominence Gore has earned through his work on climate change, he has stayed on the sidelines during the presidential race. He did not release any official announcement Tuesday.

"Vice President Gore has long since ruled out any possibility of serving in an administration," Kreider said.

Gore was in New York Wednesday where one of the reporters for one of his business ventures, Current TV, was being given an award. He then flies to California, Kreider said, but she declined to disclose his upcoming schedule or whether he would be speaking publicly or doing interviews regarding the presidential race.


http://www.theleafchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?A...


HMMM. I find it telling that he still won't endorse.
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Andrea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 08:05 PM
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1. Me too, it's telling.
If he doesn't endorse after clinton drops out on Friday (assuming the reports are correct), then that will be VERY telling.

And, of course he has no interest in a role in the administration. That would be such a huge step down for him. Those that keep speculating about it are dreaming.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-07-08 01:18 AM
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3. ditto --
my thoughts exactly.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:30 PM
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2. he is not endorsing out of respect for hillary
much as we all hate her, al goes back a long way with the clintons. i would expect him to wait until she concedes.
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