Lots of Gore

Just as one group is about to start collecting signatures here to get Al Gore on the Democratic presidential primary ballot, another group ran this full-page ad in The New York Times asking him to get in the race.

The ad reads, in part:

“Many good and caring candidates are contending for the Democratic nomination. But none of them has the combination of experience, vision, standing in the world and political courage that you would bring to the job.”

The full-page ad was paid for by DraftGore.com, which is primarily funded by Monica Friedlander, who has been urging him to run for president since at least 2001.