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Obama would consider Gore for cabinet position
David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Wednesday April 2, 2008

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Chances for an Al Gore presidency may be all-but-nonexistent at this point in the campaign, but Barack Obama said Wednesday the former vice president might just have a spot in his administration, perhaps even cabinet-level.

A woman at a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania asked whether Obama, if elected, would tap Gore for such a position to address global warming issues.

"I would," Obama said. "Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem."

Obama said Gore is "somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real."

Gore won a Nobel Prize last year for his work on climate change, which was documented in the 2006 Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. He remains popular among Democrats, and some have even speculated that Gore could enter the Democratic nomination contest at the 11th hour to put an end to the sniping between Obama and opponent Hillary Clinton.

In a recent interview on CBS's 60 Minutes, Gore dismissed suggestions he would enter the race and said he had no interest in serving as a "broker" to find a conclusion to the Obama-Hillary contest.

With wire reports

This video is from, broadcast April 2, 2008.

(with wire reports)