Al Gore, Oscar and 2008

Al Gore’s Oscar ceremony star-turn has prompted a fresh round of speculation about whether he’ll get into the 2008 presidential race.

Here’s what Gore told reporters yesterday after winning, according to David Carr:

“I do no have a plan to become a candidate for office again,” he said in response to a question. “I am involved in a campaign of another kind.”

Another questioner suggested that the former wonk had crossed over.

“William Hung was a rock star,” Mr. Gore replied, referring to the engineer turned “American Idol” star. “I just have a slide show.”

— Azi Paybarah Al Gore, Oscar and 2008