Today's 2016 Chatter: Will Al Gore Run?

Buzzfeed's sources say it's under discussion, Gore's rep says no
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2015 9:05 AM CDT
Today's 2016 Chatter: Will Al Gore Run?
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore gestures while speaking at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto on Thursday, July 9, 2015.   (Chris Young /The Canadian Press via AP)

At 5pm yesterday, Buzzfeed published a report claiming supporters of Al Gore were "getting the old gang together" to discuss a possible run for the White House, chatter that Andrew Kaczynski wrote signaled some Democrats' doubts about their frontrunner. Kaczynski's report was certainly restrained. He writes, "A member of Gore's inner circle asked to be quoted 'pouring lukewarm water'—not, note, cold water—on the chatter." But that didn't stop the avalanche of follow-up reports. Politico's report throws that cold water: "There's no truth to it. He's laser-focused on solving the climate crisis," Gore's rep tells the site. (More Al Gore stories.)

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