Al Gore Refuses to Endorse Hillary Clinton


June 26, 2015

Former vice president Al Gore said it's "too early" to endorse his former running mate's wife for president, the New York Post reports:

Al Gore declined to back Hillary Clinton for president when asked who he thinks would be next in the White House.

When questioned by WPP founder Sir Martin Sorrell at the Cannes Lions festival of creativity about whom he would back for 2016, Gore — Bill Clinton’s vice president from 1993 to 2001 —notably didn’t take the chance to praise Hillary.

In a packed Cannes Lions session Friday, Sorrell asked Gore, "Would you refuse to answer the question [who will be the next president of the United States]?"

Gore responded, "I wouldn’t refuse to answer that question, I would try to cleverly dodge the question … I would say it’s actually too early."

Gore also declined to endorse Hillary when asked in October of last year, saying: "I am not going to engage in horse race analysis before the horses even go to the gate." Liberal expert Ezra Klein has urged Gore to run for president.