Friday, October 12, 2007

Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize

Al Gore has a big day
Former Vice President Al Gore the Nobel Peace Prize today. First question I could think of was, where does he go from here? I'm not alone. Jamie Reno of Newsweek writes that many Gore-inspired activists hope the award pushes him into the race. Michael Moore has an article from ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman posing much the same question. However, it seems to me that Gore might be an inconvenient candidate for the Democrats. While he clearly has strong grass roots support and incredible street cred with the liberal wing of the party, it appears from the polls the Democrats already have a candidate who matches up well with the Republican front-runner du jour. Would a Gore candidacy siphon off some of Clinton's lead over her primary rivals, as well as her lead over Giuliani?

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