Former Vice President Al Gore has been busy! He's been out doing publicity promoting his next big project: Climate Change, in follow-up to his Oscar winning film warning about the coming problems of... climate change. He also has a book on US politics due out in May. That's not all! Mr. Gore also can't help being very busy enjoying far greater popularity than he did back in the year 2000, public opinion polls indicate.
Surely, a man so busy must be up to something...
His denials of interest in the presidency have been couched in terms of "no plans" or "no intention" -- politically ambiguous language that does not rule out a run.
Acting decisively on these so-called "denials of interest" and seizing upon this "ambiguity," friends and former advisers are forming a rapid response election team... just in case.
"He hasn't asked them to do this, but nor has he told them not to."
Says one person who at one time worked for Gore, "The question is: where have all the Kerry [campaign staff] people gone? The answer for most of them is nowhere. Now ask yourself why."