Gore: Include Me Out
Al Gore says he's not running in 2008
."I'm not planning to be a candidate again. I haven't reached a stage in my life where I'm willing to say I will never consider something like this," he said. "But I'm not saying that to be coy; I'm just saying that to be honest — that I haven't reached that point."
Whom does this news help? Feingold, obviously, but Hillary will probably get a boost as well, since now her challenger from the left will most likely be a twice-divorced Jew from the Midwest, instead of the man who came within a few chads of winning the presidency in 2000. (Note: Feingold's religion is irrelevant to me, but it would be naive to pretend it doesn't matter with African American primary voters.)