Michael Hirsch says Al Gore should run for president. I think it’s really too late for that, and clear enough that he doesn’t want to do it that there’s really no point in urging him. A successful presidential candidate, after all, has to really want to win. That said, I agree with the basic sentiment: Gore hits the sweet spot of experience and vision in a way that nobody else can. What’s more, a person who’s in a position to be a viable presidential candidate and who believes the things Gore says he believes almost has a duty to run, a duty that I’m sad he hasn’t seen fit to take up.
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