At a press conference this morning to open the Tribeca Film Festival, Al Gore offered a hearty endorsement of Mike Bloomberg’s locally controversial plan to introduce congestion pricing to New York.
In response to a reporter’s question, Gore said he agreed with it, and called it one of the more “gutsy” proposals that mayor had offered in his time in office.
In a separate press conference minutes later, the mayor returned the favor, saying that while talk of his own presidential chances were not serious, Gore’s were considerably more real.
“This guy could be a presidential candidate,” he said.
The mayor went on to say that the more candidates voters have to choose from, the better it is for the country.
Bloomberg added, “I hope Al Gore enters the race. I think it would be good for the country.”