Al Gore vs. Ulysses Grant in a coming presidential election?
Both deny it.
Gore was Vice-President 1993-2000, Grant was president 1869-77.
Former Vice President Al Gore denied again that there were any campaign plans in his immediate future, but told CNN Monday that he hadn't "ruled out getting back into the political process at some point" — and that if he did return to political life, it would be to take another shot at the White House.As per usual--for a Democrat--the urge to pimp for a tax proved irresistible for Gore.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, speaking from the Oslo site of Monday's awards ceremony, told CNN's Jonathan Mann that he didn't expect to ever get back in the political process, but that "if I did get back, it would be as a candidate for president."
He added that "the political system as it now operates makes it very difficult" for any of the current crop of candidates to make climate change issues a top priority.
"A tax is the easiest and most effective way to deal with climate change"
While Gore is known for his battles against the climate, Grant is well-known for his battles against Confederates.
A distinguished British historian has written of Grant's success at Vicksburg that "we must go back to the campaigns of Napoleon to find equally brilliant results accomplished in the same space of time with such a small loss.
While Gore was in Oslo denying future presidential aspirations, Grant was in New York City. A spokesman for Grant said, "President Grant has no interest or ability to do the heavy campaigning necessary for president."
Grant's spokeman denied recent reports that Grant was "too lazy" for a presidential bid.
"President Grant is as active now as he was 20 years ago."
Despite repeated attempts, Grant himself could not be reached for a statement.
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