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Obama: I'd hire Gore

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Obama: I'd hire Gore

 

"Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday he talks regularly with former vice president Al Gore and would consider putting him in a Cabinet-level position or higher.

 

"A woman at a town hall asked the Illinois senator if elected president would he consider tapping the former vice president for his Cabinet, or an even higher level office, to address global warming.

 

"I would," Obama said. "Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now."

 

The only position higher than a Cabinet post is vice president. While Obama seemed to dangle that possibility in his answer Wednesday, he has repeatedly said it is far too early to discuss potential vice presidents because the nomination has not been won."

 

Good to see the candidates finally talking about global warming, and that Obama understands the urgency of the issue.

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Wow, that really adds a pro onto my Obama list. I really am for Clinton because of her experience, but Barrack's policy on the environment just might tip the scales.

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Good to see the candidates finally talking about global warming, and that Obama understands the urgency of the issue.

 

Agreed.  Considering how little they talked about it during the coal-sponsored debates, it's about time for the environment to get some attention.

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Agreed.  Considering how little they talked about it during the coal-sponsored debates, it's about time for the environment to get some attention.

 

Yeah no kidding.  I kept waiting for environmental issues to come up in their freaking 20 debates, and other than the snowman YouTube question, it never did!  Very frustrating.  At least the Democrats both have good environmental plans (though Edwards' was better).  I think Obama is a bit stronger environmentally than Hillary, personally.

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