Obama Hints At Al Gore For Cabinet, VP?
by animated, Wed Apr 02, 2008 at 11:10:20 AM EDT
MSNBC is reporting that Obama said today he'd like to see Al Gore in a cabinet position or something "even higher." While I'm not one to parse every word, it's hard to see what else he meant except that he'd consider Gore for VP.
Would Gore even want to serve as VP again? Who knows, but it's interesting that the Obama campaign is seemingly open to the possibility.UPDATE: Looks like the network might have mischaracterized what Obama said a bit, and that it was more in the context of Gore having a leading role in terms of addressing climate change. Also, the "higher level" part was apparently in the question, not in Obama's response. That doesn't stop AP from getting in on the fun, though, saying he "dangled the possibility."
Sen. Barack Obama said Wednesday he would give Al Gore, a Nobel prize winner, a major role in an Obama administration to address the problem of global warming.
At a town-hall meeting, Obama was asked if he would tap the former vice president for his Cabinet, or an even higher level office, to handle global warming.
"I would," Obama said. "Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now."
The only position higher than a Cabinet post is vice president. While Obama seemed to dangle that possibility in his answer Wednesday, he has repeatedly said it is far too early to discuss potential vice presidents because the nomination has not been won.