Would He, Could He, With Nobel?

Groupies are hoping the Nobel could rouse Gore to presidential run
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2007 2:15 PM CDT
Al Gore reacts as he holds his outstanding interactive television award after picking it up from the trophy table at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Shrine Auditorium in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Groups hoping for an Al Gore presidential run are crossing their fingers for the former VP to win the Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow. Supporters say the award might be more convincing than the Oscar and Emmy he has already racked up. "It's like waiting for Grateful Dead tickets to go on sale, back in the day," says one Gore-head.

DraftGore.com, a California group, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times yesterday pleading with Gore to run. Despite grassroots internet enthusiasm, political observers still think a campaign would be pretty unlikely. "Global warming Al Gore" is a lot more popular than "presidential candidate Al Gore," one policy researcher tells the San Francisco Chronicle.