If there’s one thing the Democratic Party could use right now, it’s another old, white, rich, political relic in the race for the 2016 nomination. Hillary isn’t closing the enthusiasm gap with the party’s base and there is fear that Bernie Sanders is too extreme for most Americans.
With all that in mind, the far left site Salon is calling for a “Draft Gore” movement:
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It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way
The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate.
Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clinton’s stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters.
Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and compassion for average Americans.
These numbers are alarming heading into the general election, especially for Democrats. Bernie Sanders is running an important campaign, but it’s very difficult to see the entire party rallying around him…
Enter Al Gore: the one person on the left, apart from Clinton and Biden, with the cachet to bridge the establishment and progressive wings of the party.
Salon may have a point about Hillary Clinton. Even Al Gore isn’t ready to endorse her.
The Hill reported:
Al Gore: ‘Too early’ to pick Hillary
Former Vice President Al Gore on Friday declined to say whether he thinks Hillary Clinton will win the White House.
Gore, who served alongside Clinton when she was first lady, was asked during an appearance in France who he believes will become the nation’s next president.
“I wouldn’t refuse to answer that question, I would try to cleverly dodge that question,” Gore said, according to the New York Post.
“I would say it’s actually too early,” he told WPP founder Sir Martin Sorrell at the Cannes Lions festival of creativity in Cannes, France.