Gore is shaping his early election strategy…

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.