Rumors abound that the former candidate may take another stab at the 2016 election, bringing a fresh option to a heavily one-sided party.
We’re still more than a year out from the 2016 presidential election, but rumors about who will wind up on the final ballot abound. According to NBC News, however, a high-level Democratic source has just snuffed out the idea that Al Gore was considering a second run for the Oval Office.
On Thursday, BuzzFeed reported that Al Gore’s supporters had begun to internally question whether or not there was a political and financial possibility for a 2016 run. The article linked the 67-year-old’s name with the 2016 election, and the rumors began circulating.
A top source with the Democratic Party revealed to NBC reporters, however, that there were no concrete plans or anything worth worrying about in Gore’s circles. His name has been suggested as a possible candidate for every primary since losing the election in 2000 to George W. Bush.
Even though Gore won’t be making a run, sources said that Vice President Joe Biden is taking his bid much more seriously. Biden has reportedly begun reaching out to close friends and political allies to explore the possibilities of running in 2016.
Biden will not make a decision to run until the end of the month, though sources indicate that the Vice President is still deeply mourning the loss of his son, Beau, who died in May.
In a Democratic field where one candidate holds the majority of polling support, people are hungry for an alternative. Unfortunately, it seems as though Mr. Gore will not be on the list next year.