Al Gore for president? Some ado, apparently about nothing

There’s some talk about former Vice President Al Gore making another try for president in 2016, but apparently it doesn’t amount to much.

From BuzzFeed:

Gore, 67, won the popular vote in the 2000 election and has been mentioned as a possible candidate in every contested Democratic primary since then. He instead spent much of the 2000s focused on environmental campaigning and business ventures. He has largely slipped out of public view in more recent years.

But in recent days, “they’re getting the old gang together,” a senior Democrat told BuzzFeed News.
“They’re figuring out if there’s a path financially and politically,” the Democrat said. “It feels more real than it has in the past months.”

The senior Democrat and other sources cautioned not to overstate Gore’s interest. He has not made any formal or informal moves toward running, or even met with his political advisers about a potential run…. Roy Neel, a former top adviser to Gore, said Thursday he hadn’t spoken to Gore about it and dismissed the idea of a bid. “It’s extremely unlikely,” he said.

From The Tennessean:

Former Vice President Al Gore is not exploring another run for president, said a Gore spokeswoman and two sources close to Gore.

From NBC News:

A high-level Democratic source has poured cold water on rumors that former presidential candidate Al Gore has been considering a second run for the White House… a top source within the Democratic Party told NBC News that there was nothing substantive happening in the Gore camp.

From CNN:

An associate of the 67-year-old Gore told CNN that the speculation was “groundless,” and a spokeswoman for Gore added later Thursday that there was “no truth” to the idea he is considering a White House run.