The green angle also led the post-Oscar buzz. Both CBS and ABC speculated on whether former Vice President Al Gore would use the Academy Award for his anti-global-warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth as a springboard for his third run for the White House. ABC's Bill Weir (subscription required) called Gore "bigger, looser" than he was in 2000, when he lost. Weir quoted Gore backer Jimmy Carter on ABC's This Week: "I have put so much pressure on Al to run that he has almost gotten aggravated." Gore's operatives told CBS' Gloria Borger (no link) to "check back this fall." If Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama were to falter, he could move then. "He is in no rush" since he already has name recognition and a fundraising network.
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