purchased a full-page ad in The New York Times, hoping to persuade an audience of one that “it’s a moral imperative for [Al Gore] to be a candidate.” The former vice president appreciates the sentiment, but still “has no intention of running.”

AP via Huffingpost:

“All we’re trying to do is persuade him that it’s a moral imperative for him to be a candidate,” said Friedlander, 47, a public relations specialist in Oakland, Calif. She said the group raised the money for the ad with an e-mail solicitation sent out last week, receiving more than 2,000 donations.

Although Gore has said he has no intention of becoming a presidential candidate, several groups around the country are trying to persuade him to enter the race.

“He deeply appreciates the heartfelt sentiment behind this ad and understands where this comes from, but he has no intention of running for president,” said Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider.

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