With the release and promotion of An Inconvenient Truth and Al Gore’s new visibility, the news media seem to be enthralled with getting him to say he will be running for president, capitalizing on the media’s characterization of front-runner nominee Hillary Clinton’s “negatives”. Watching the morning political talk shows, such as This Week with George Stephanopolous, the message of the issue of dealing with climate change was totally lost in favor of presidential speculation. Of course, George and Al know each other well from Clinton days.
There is no doubt that Gore would be a formidable candidate, but this little dance that is always done around potential candidates drowns the message of what the individual is saying.
How about we just take him at face value and talk about the issue?