2 Apr. 2008

Obama Hearts Gore

"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. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now."

...Obama said he would use Gore to help forge a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions designed to lower pollution.

The Illinois senator cautioned that such a system could mean an increase in electricity bills from power companies that rely on coal-burning, and that some of the money generated from a cap-and-trade system may be used in the beginning to help lower income or fixed income customers with those bills.
It could be a tight battle with the Clintons to see who gets Gore's endorsement, which could even be the clincher in this Dem race. Would Gore want the VP role again?

UPDATE: Wanna know who Gores is endorsing? FOX NEWS has the answer already, whether it's true or not.