Thursday, October 18, 2007

Al won't run


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

In an interview with Norwegian broadcaster NRK, he said he would not make a fresh bid for the White House.

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

On the one hand, Gore will probably effect more change for the better by staying out. OTOH, he's also the most inspiring and credible candidate the Democrats could have. Still, this way at least means that climate change doesn't have to be a partisan issue in next year's election, and allows whoever wins to steer the US away from denialism and back towards a more sensible policy of engagement with the international community.