Al Gore says he’ll make up his mind about running for president by the end of the year. Today’s article in The Washington Post, however, seems to me a clear indication that he has decided to run. The book tour and the “20/20” interview put him back in the headlines, especially considering his criticism of the Supreme Court decision that effectively gave the presidency to George W. Bush (Bias alert: I voted for Gore, but I do not consider Bush’s presidency in any way illegitimate). I think Gore’s criticism of the Supreme Court is ill-considered because, at this point, it seems merely spiteful. But, all I have to go on here is the Post’s article. So I will have more to say about Gore’s election strategy–which is what all of this is–after I see the “20/20” segment tonight. I’ll post my thoughts sometime after the show.
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