We all know where former vice president Al Gore stands when it comes to climate change, but what about a presidential bid for 2016? His name has routinely been floated as a potential Democratic candidate at every primary since losing the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, but unlike 2004 and 2008, the environmental activist has yet to publicly rule out the possibility of a run. In fact, he’s remained especially shy on the subject this time around, keeping us all wondering about what would be a major political comeback.
But when Fusion’s Jorge Ramos had a chance to catch up with Gore in Miami while he was in town for a conference held by The Climate Reality Project (of which he is Chairman and founder), Gore carefully chose his words when asked point-blank if he will run, and never flat-out said, “No.”
“Are you considering running for president?” Ramos asked.
“I’m a recovering politician,” Gore said. “I’ve said that before but it’s still true. And the longer I go without a relapse, the less likely there will be one.”