draftgore.com says support for Gore is growing

10/10/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Readers of today’s New York Times were greeted on page A15 by a full page ad from the group draftgore.com, which published an open letter to Al Gore imploring him to run for president.

The group says it has received signatures from 136,000 people asking the former vice president to run for president in 2008.

Eva Richie is treasurer of draftgore.com. She said the only contact they have made with the man who would have been president in 2000 was in the summer of 2006, when they delivered a petition with 5,000 signatures to him at his home in Nashville.

Gore has given no indication whether he will run. And with the first Caucus in Iowa scheduled to take place in just a few months, time could be running out on any would-be candidacy.

But Eve Richie says she remains optimistic that Gore will enter the race.

Conventional wisdom has it that many Republicans have been unhappy with their slate of candidates; and evangelical Christians are still not satisfied, and are hinting at supporting a third-party candidate.

But Democrats nationally are supposedly content with their choices – particularly the big three of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. Richie from draftgore.com says that’s not really the case.

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