Sunday night Al Gore and his partners won an Oscar for their film, "An Inconvenient Truth." If you're wondering why, despite his denials, the Goreacle remains the most talked about nonpresidential candidate, it's this: His friends think he's done so well in the private world that he could bankroll the start of his own 2008 bid. "If Al Gore wants to run, he will come with all the means necessary," says longtime ally Donna Brazile. "Al Gore is someone who can pull it off at half time,"she said. But he's got competing interests for his wallet: Friends say he also wants to expand his global climate change campaign.
By Paul Bedard