I agree with that and hope so too. His counsel will be immeasurable, but not shackled in any administration where he would have to answer to them and not have the freedom he has now. He is way beyond that now. He is the world ambassador for the planet.
Although Mr. Gore has turned down any cabinet position, I believe that he may serve the next president well as an independent advisor to the problem of global warming. This is a serious problem not only in America, but the whole world and should be addressed as such before we no longer have a place to live.
Mr. Gore has already stated that he will not accept a cabinet position in any administration. Surprised Obama doesn' t know this considering he states they are always talking to each other. I would surely hope he would not get shackled down in any administration. What he is doing now makes him truly free to approach this crisis as is necessary. And amazing that this story will now get more coverage here and elsewhere than his launching of his ad campaign through The Alliance for Climate Protection. I suppose some just can't stand not being the lead story in the news.
Interesting. I don't think global warming has gotten enough media attention in the presidential campaign. The quote below from the Washington Post yesterday is the most coverage I've seen and it was covering Al's own "We" campaign.
'All three (candidates) have discussed global warming with Gore in phone calls over the course of the past few months. While McCain backs a more modest plan than that favored by the Democrats -- he supports a 60 percent reduction in greenhouse gases from 1990 levels by 2050, compared with Obama and Clinton's vow of an 80 percent cut during that period -- the presumptive Republican nominee emphasized during a recent stop in Chula Vista, Calif., that he had pushed for a federal cap-and-trade system before either of his opponents came to the Senate....
Gore, who backs a 90 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by mid-century, said that while he's "encouraged" that the remaining candidates back mandatory limits on greenhouse gases, they still need to be pushed: "What happens after the election will depend on whether or not we win enough hearts and minds in the country as a whole."