Former Vice President Al Gore has been quite visible since the release of his latest book, The Assault On Reason. Speculation is rampant that he will join the fray and become a candidate for president in 2008. As readers of this blog know, I am an admirer of Gore's and consider him superior to all the other declared candidates. However, when I listen to the interviews from his latest publicity tour I don't hear a candidate. The snippet from YouTube below with Charlie Rose, reinforces my impression that Gore doesn't have the fire in the belly anymore. Perhaps he's cleverly positioning himself as a modern day Cincinnatus. More likely he's utilizing speculation about a potential candidacy to sell books and promote the causes he cares about.