Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, a leader of the progressive wing of the New Jersey Democratic Party, says he will lead a movement in New Jersey to draft Al Gore for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
"He didn't vote for the war, didn't apologize for it, and is more seasoned than the rest of 2008 prospect," said Gusciora, a six-term Democrat from Princeton."Now he has an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. How do you not want this guy running our country?"
Gusciora was the first New Jersey elected official to endorse Howard Dean in 2004 — almost a year before the state political establishment jumped on board.