This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
Trouble for Hillary Clinton, or just politics as usual?!
Al Gore was asked by PEOPLE whether he would endorse the former First Lady in her presidential bid, and the response was… well, probably not what Hillary was hoping to hear.
The former Vice President under Hill's hubby Bill Clinton refused to endorse the former Secretary of State!
"It's still too early, in my opinion, to endorse a candidate or pick a candidate. Everybody can look at how the presidential campaign is developing and get some pretty clear ideas about how they think it's going to turn out, but I still think it's premature. The election is still a full year away. I think I'll wait to wade into it."
Seems pretty responsible, doesn't it?!
But if he planned on supporting Hillary down the road, why wait? Are her qualifications going to change??
The former senator from Tennessee also reaffirmed that he will NOT be running for any office any time soon:
"I have taken no steps whatsoever in the direction of a candidacy and my answer has been the same for 10 years now – or more – and you probably heard my answer before: I'm a recovering politician and the longer I go without a relapse, the less likely one becomes."
What do U think about Gore refusing to endorse Hillary — is it a big deal, or is he smart to wait a few more months?
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