On Wednesday DraftGore.com took a full page ad in the New York Times with the headline "An Open Letter to Al Gore" in which the organization issued an impassioned plea to the former vice president to enter the 2008 presidential election:
..."Mr. Vice President, there are times for politicians and times for heroes. America and the Earth need a hero right now, someone who will transcend politics
as usual and bring real hope to our country and to the world. Please rise to this challenge, or you and millions of us will live forever wondering what might have been."
The ad, as expected, has garnered a great deal of media attention. As someone who's frequently written about the prospect of a Gore campaign, I've been asked by DraftGore.com founder Monica Friedlander to represent them on the MSNBC program "Hardball with Chris Matthews." I'm scheduled to appear today (Friday 10/12), but as always these things can change last minute. "Hardball" airs live on MSNBC at 5PM EST and is repeated at 7PM EST.
Tune in if you can....