Al Gore is going to speak up on the War In Iraq:
Amid talk he’s being urged to jump back into the presidential race, Al Gore has arranged to speak out on Iraq to a large anti-war group at New York University on Thursday.
A Gore spokeswoman insisted, “Truly, honestly, he’s not planning on getting back into the race,” but the former vice president’s speech to the organization MoveOn should only fuel the speculation.
It will be Gore’s first speech on Iraq since he came out against the Bush administration’s push toward war last September.
A MoveOn spokesman said Gore recently called the group and asked if he could address its members. He’s set to speak to about 600 members at the Kimmel Center for University Life in Washington Square.
MoveOn, a national anti-war group that boasts 120,000 members in the New York City area, recently gave Democratic anti-war candidate Howard Dean a big boost by conducting an online poll that Dean won.
So, is he going to come out in favor or against the war? It is 50/50 in my mind- depending on what his political calculus is and what he thinks is the most beneficial to himself.
At any rate, I think it is distasteful for him to speak up on the issue- the other candidates, I can understand and encourage them. Someone who is the former Veep and out of office should just pipe down- same with his former boss.