Welcome back, Al!
Former Vice President Al Gore will soon hit the trail on behalf of Hillary Clinton, with the campaign likely announcing his emergence on Wednesday, two Democrats familiar with the move confirmed to POLITICO.Obviously, no one is better equipped to speak about the dangers of third-party voting in close elections than the winner of the popular vote in 2000. And I really can't wait for his speech in Florida! That one might just be a historic barnburner.
Clinton and aides have recently been pointing to Gore's 2000 experience as a warning to young voters who are considering voting for third-party candidates. Gore also is a notable spokesman for the issue of climate change — a topic President Barack Obama has also been using to try to energize young voters.
But beyond that, it's just great to have this brilliant progressive icon back on the national campaign trail, where he hasn't been active since 2008. He remains an incredibly valuable and beloved member of the Democratic family and we're thrilled to have him out there in the fight to save our country from Donald Trump.
Watch this space for forthcoming details...