The most coveted endorsement out there has to be that of former Vice President Al Gore. Not only is he an important member of the party establishment but he’s popular with the base as well. That’s why this story is interesting:
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.”
There’s probably no arrangement between Obama and Gore but Obama sure isn’t being shy here. He’s pretty much saying Gore can have what he wants in an Obama administration. I wonder if Hillary Clinton would be willing to extend Gore the same level of praise and respect.